How To Make a Sawhorse

Follow these steps, and soon you will be doing any home-improvement project with ease.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Brush wood glue on the area of the legs that will adhere to the top of the sawhorse. Attach the legs with the no. 8 drywall screws, and then wait for the glue to cure.
  • Step 2: Hold one 5/4- by 4- by 8-inch piece of wood to the inside top of the sawhorse. Draw cut lines on the wood that follow the outside edges of the legs and cut with the circular saw.
  • Step 3: Mark and countersink four screw holes on each support. Brush wood glue on the area that will adhere to the legs of the sawhorse. Attach the supports with no. 8 drywall screws, let the glue dry, and start working on your home improvement project.
  • FACT: Sawhorses stamped "Police Line Do Not Cross," which had been staples of the New York City streetscape for decades, were phased out in 2007 in favor of metal partitions.
  • Step 4: Mark two screw holes on one end of each leg. Drill holes in the legs at an angle with the countersink.
  • TIP: Firmly clamp the wood before sawing.
  • Step 5: Measure and mark the 5/4-inch by 4-inch by 8-foot piece of wood at 2-foot intervals. Cut the wood with the circular saw.
  • Step 6: Mark beveled cuts on each leg with an adjustable bevel guide. Cut the wood with the circular saw's shoe set at 15 degrees.
  • TIP: Use a speed square to ensure square cuts.
  • Step 7: Cut four bevel rip cuts in the 5/4- by 6-inch piece of wood with the sabre saw, its shoe at 15 degrees. Use the crosscut saw to complete each cut.
  • : Always wear safety glasses and gloves when working with wood.

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