Saw horses for the son

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Project by DaleMaley posted 04-06-2016 07:07 PM 2083 views 12 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My son had 2 expensive saw horses made out of plastic. On his big deck job last Fall, I sawed off a 1 ft piece of pressure-treated 2×12, it fell down, hit the saw horse leg and shattered the end off.

I left the 2nd saw horse on the partially completed deck one night. A big wind came up during the night and blew the saw horse off….......and it crashed into pieces when it hit the ground 10 feet below.

He recently saw a plan for wood saw horses that he liked….....and asked me to build 4 of them. I entered the design into Sketchup.

It took two 8-ft 2×4’s and one 8-ft 1×4 per saw horse to build them.

You can store 4 of them in a relatively small amount of floor space, as shown in 1 of the pictures.

If you are interested in my Trials & Tribulations of building these 4 saw horses, see my web site.

We will test these out in a few weeks when we build a 2nd new deck at my son’s house.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 04-07-2016 01:33 PM

Very Nice! I have been looking for a sawhorse design i like myself and these look like they may be it! i Like that they are adjustable height! great work

-- "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill

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