Krenov Sawhorses

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Project by YouthfullMind posted 06-10-2021 10:32 PM 609 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was getting sick of my black plastic sawhorses and had a pile of scrap wood laying around. Beats throwing the cut off pieces from previous projects into the fire pit. It is a standard krenov style sawhorse, but I added a few curves to lighten up the shape a bit. Everyone I have shown these to think they are a decorative blanket rack for the house. They shake their head when they find out I use them as sawhorses.

Wood: White oak and bur oak Joinery: Wedged through mortise and drawbore mortise and tenon. Wedges: Black walnut Finish: Natural danish oil

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#1 posted 06-11-2021 12:11 AM

I’m looking at it and I’m thinking, “valet”. I want to hang my suit on it. Very nice job and a nice alternative design to a sawhorse Looks like it will be light yet solid to use. Easy to move around the shop unlike the A frame ones I have.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 06-11-2021 05:52 AM

Very nice, what height? I built a pair at Inside Passage, Ash, with a wipe of Shellac:) have been meaning to build another pair a little higher. Even have the wood milled, for the last 3 or 4 years.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 06-11-2021 06:39 AM

Now those are sawhorses worth finishing!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 06-12-2021 02:14 AM

Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 06-13-2021 02:28 AM

Those look great! Many think that spending the time to make nice looking shop furniture and fixtures is a waste of time, but I appreciate good design and execution in just about everything we build.

-- Tim

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