is a tool meant both for a professional and weekend DIY hobbyist. While it
plays the role of a cutting assistant for a woodworker, he needs it to work in
a compact space as well. But provided you have full knowledge on how
to use a sawhorse, you will find superbly functional in several
What is a sawhorse?
is a tool aid in cutting, trimming, and framing objects. This tool consists of
two A-shape legs attached by a beam on top of each leg. They can function as a
worktable if and when used in pairs by putting a plank or plywood piece as a
tabletop at their peaks.
You can buy
one from the market and they come manufactured with wood, plastic, and metal.
But if you are in a budget, you can make a sawhorse on your own and the wood
would be the preferable material in this regard. But now a day you can find the
Superior Quality Sawhorses
in the market.
Why and how to use a sawhorse?
sawhorses are used as a support to cut, shape, and trim any projects. You can
term them as the makeshift workbench too.
being only the supporting legs of the temporary worktable, latest professional
and DIY uses have opened up huge creative and innovative roles of this
carpentry gear. Let’s explore them one by one.
A temporary workbench
You can make
an additional and semi-permanent workstation by screwing two 2*4s at their top
and putting a flat piece of plywood on top of them. To make it easy to carry,
let 2*4 lumbers grow by a few inches so that you can conveniently hold them to
shift the horse to a preferable space.
You can put
a flat and thin piece of wood or a shelf under the top surface and across the
brace to keep the devices in it. Thus you can avoid putting the cutter on the
Scaffold for medium height workplace
avoid a stepladder while working on a ground 8-10 ft raised above the ground.
Instant scaffolding made out of 2*4s and plywood up to 8ft of length is your
rescue there. Not to mention, putting end blocks to resist the 2*4 lumbers from
folding up would be safe and wise.
Larger Work Surface
traditionally made out of 2*4s but a bit larger 2*6s would create an additional
work area. On its top, you can hang or clamp tools from the stick-out edges.
But make sure that 2*6s are anchored from the bottom surface with 12-3/4-in
Outfeed Base for Your Portable Table
You can use
the two overhanging 2*4s edges to make outfeed support for a portable table saw.
You need to adjust the boards in a way that the saw sits steadily. Be careful
that the placement of the board does not interfere with the fence. Now you can
screw them to the sawhorses. For a fixed table saw, attach the saw table
screwing through the holes. You should add a plywood piece or a hollow-core
door to make the board even with the table top.
Racks for Painting & Drying
2*4 sawhorses in a row and it will serve as the dedicated platform for your
painting projects. You can virtually accomplish painting pieces amounting to
miles long distance. Put the
finished one to the right of the platform to dry and take a new piece to paint.
These are some of the smart ways you can use your sawhorses. Working for a longer period on various projects may enable you to use your ponies the smarter and more innovative ways.
Happy Time with Your Makeshift Workbenches.