Chad's Sawhorse Workbench
Stacking sawhorses serve a dual purpose.
By Chad Stanton
I usually need a pair of sawhorses when I'm working outside the shop, but sometimes I also need a bench. Here's both, rolled into one. The bench is actually a pair of sawhorses that stack to together.
I recently designed some inexpensive vises, made from pipe clamps, that mount on the top horse ("3 Pipe Clamp Vises," American Woodworker #167, Aug/Sep 2013). The opening photo in this story showed my stacking bench, but I didn't give any plans for it. The story just focused on the vises, which could fit on any bench.
A number of readers have asked for more information about the bench, and I'll be publishing complete plans in a future issue of American Woodworker. The bench I'll be writing about will be a bit fancier than the one shown in the vise article, but for those of you who don't want to wait, here are the bench's overall dimensions—they're given in the photos at right. You can also click here for a short video explaining the bench's design.
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