I am going to back up just a little for those of you who may be new to Simple Stylings. Moreover, you could build all the components from 2×4 lumber, as to save both time and money. Now the wheels were really turning…mixing weathered pallets boards with galvanized steel, yes! One person’s expression of the sawhorse is no more valid than another person’s. The sawhorse can be put together with sheetrock screws or nails, though I favor ringed siding nails for extra strength. Pay a few bucks more for a birch or other nice veneer, it will look fantastic if you varnish the table. Using a wider piece of pallet wood (mine was 5 1/2″), cut a top piece an inch longer than your sawhorse (31″)and nail into place.
If you want a wider surface, you can always add a piece that is wider that the sawhorse. These sturdy, collapsible saw horses also makes great sawhorse desks, portable tables for craft work, portable saddle racks, or folding exhibit tables, and are excellent for refurbishing and remodeling projects. This simple folding sawhorse design from Steve is very easy, quick, and will solve the storage problem basic sawhorses cause. Job site sawhorses like the ones we build will take a PRO 15 minutes to build and a DIYer 30 minutes, assuming all of your tools are set up. This way, once the screws are in, they will be below the wood surface and won’t interfere with the top of the sawhorse.
The glossy sawhorse desk does not demand any unnecessary adornment, making sure that there is no wasted space. Once I found pallets that were in decent shape I started disassembling them with the reciprocating saw. My only complaint, like others have pointed out, is the 2×4 is to large for the bracket. It became clear that in order to get what I wanted I would have to learn how to build sawhorses.
I laid the board on the ground and flipped the sawhorse upside down on top of the board and attached it with wood screws. In order to build the front and the back ends braces, you could use 1×4 or 2×4 lumber. I took a pair of channel locks, bent them open slightly, then used a three pound rubber mallet to tap the bracket onto the 2×4. They leave them behind for the other subcontractors to use, then build new ones at. Since our tables are a bit higher, we’re considering making an attachment that will put the surface of the sawhorse at the same height as the tables. Install horizontal bracing approximately 1/3 up on each side of the sawhorse legs.
Leaving the bevel setting alone, rotate the miter table to the other 17° mark on the other side of 90°, and cut the other four legs. Plus… use only 2 screws in the top of the I beam and you can replace the top of your sawhorse when it’s been cut to shreds and your horse will still have 100% of its structural integrity. Yes: I tried to print the text for your sawhorse But it will not let me print it. I thank this is the best sawhorse I every saw. The top is made from cutting a 2×4 in half and screwing it together in an upside down T. You certainly don’t have to make them this big. The beauty of a wood sawhorse is that it can be easily modified for a specific jobsite’s circumstances.