Several readers have asked about the sawhorses that my new benchtop is temporarily sitting on. We’ve had two pairs of these in the shop for about 14 years and featured them in a one-page article in the March 1997 issue of Popular Woodworking.
I scanned the page and you can download a pdf of the article here.
The sawhorses are quite handy. In their short form, they are 21″ high, and are excellent for laying out cuts on rough lumber. We also assemble cabinets on them. They are a little high (for me) for handsawing. I want to lop 2″ off the legs. That would be about right.
When you put the risers on them, they are 30″-high , just right for gluing up panels. We’ll also put a door on top of them and use that as an assembly table or , in a pinch , as a dining table for a staff event.
There are a million plans out there for sawhorses. Here is #1,000,001.
– Christopher Schwarz