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July 14, 4:52 PM [GMT -5]

I built two of Mark Peterson's favourite sawhorses this afternoon and they were pretty easy to put together (I'm referring to the one with the I-beam at the top), although I definitely didn't come in at 10 to 15 per sawhorse! Probably more like an hour each. 3" screws at the top and 2.5" screws for the leg braces did a good job.

Regarding the wood required, you really need one 12' 2x4 and two 10' 2x4's for each sawhorse, otherwise you waste about 5' of lumber. Build the legs out of the 12' length, the I-beam out of one of the 10' lengths, and the leg bracing out of the other 10' length.

If you have a van which can only hold 10' lengths without having to tie the hatch down, substitute the 12' length for two 6' lengths (two legs each).

March 05, 11:33 PM [GMT -5]

I also made the folding horses and couldn't be happier with the way they turned out. I too adjusted the height slightly to match other features in my workshop. One other change I made was to add a sacrificial 2x4 to the top of the horses. This should help,keep them in great shape for many decades. They are that sturdy!

January 15, 3:28 PM [GMT -5]

Made the folding sawhorses this weekend and they are great! I changed the height of them to match the height of my workbench when my portable worktop is on top. Definitely attach the hinges on the sawhorse legs before attaching the other set of sawhorse legs, since securing the screw in a closed angle is a little difficult. Otherwise, real easy to make! Thanks!

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