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Project by PAchemist posted 03-14-2016 11:35 PM 1967 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a set of regular height sawhorses (~34”) but sometimes a shorter set would be handy. So I made a set of trestles (~20” tall) from laminated Southern Yellow pine. Three 2×10’s had their rounded edges trimmed off and were ripped to 4” wide. Standard gluing and clamping worked well. I still need to peg the joints but I think they turned out pretty good. They’re certainly sturdy enough!

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#1 posted 03-14-2016 11:56 PM

You need a top for them of equal stature! Lol

Nice and useful looking!

Don’t peg the joints, leave it ‘knock down’ so you can break it down for space & assemble like legos when needed. You can fit a bench in a box!
Use Carriage bolts w/washers & wingnuts where you would pin.


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#2 posted 03-15-2016 05:10 PM

Those will certainly do some rugged service and they are nicely done. I wouldn’t want to drop them on my foot.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 11:32 PM

Yes, you could saw a horse on those.

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#4 posted 03-28-2016 12:34 AM

Great job. I have decided to use SYP also after pricing 4×4 Douglass fir. Wow !

-- Jeff

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