Improving the Sawhorse
The sawhorse is pretty iconic. This simple device comes in a variety of styles and materials, but unless you’re buying something fancy, they’re all pretty much the same. That doesn’t mean you have to keep them plain. Plenty of creative craftsmen have applied some ingenious improvements to the old sawhorse.
This tip shows how a carpenter modified a set of sawhorses to easily hold long pieces of material. In his case, he uses the setup for planing. The Improved Sawhorse: It Has Lips
This tip shows a rather handy way to keep the legs of a folding metal sawhorse from sinking into soft ground. If you have this kind of sawhorse, you know this is a very real and annoying problem. Sawhorse Booties Boost Load Capacities
Need an adjustable height sawhorse? This builder (and former Fine Homebuilding editor) needed one, but couldn’t source one so he did what builders do; he built his own. Adjustable-Height Sawhorse
If you think you need something on the heavy-duty side of things, you’ll like this tip. Heavy-duty Sawhorse Brackets
And, just in case you don’t have a wooden sawhorse, here’s how you can whip one up using just 2x4s. Simple Sawhorse
The sawhorse has even been the subject of feature article content, so if you’re an online member, check this article out. Sawhorse