Jeb's sawhorse plan
Legs: After cutting the top 2x6 to length, cut both sides of
each leg at a 15-degree angle. Make sure the angles are parallel.
Fasten hinges to the ends of two of the legs, then
attach those legs by fastening the hinges to the top piece.
Attach the other two legs with 3-in. screws.
Shelf: Cut the 2x4 that supports one side of the shelf.
Mark a line 8 in. up from the bottom of the leg, line up the
bottom of the 2x4 with that line, and attach it with two 3-in.
screws on each side. Cut the shelf to size and notch the two
corners using a jigsaw. Fasten the hinges to the shelf, then
use two 11-1/8-in. blocks of wood to temporarily hold the
shelf in place while you fasten the hinged side of the shelf to
the legs. Cut a 23-3/4-in. x 1-1/2-in. strip of plywood to overlap
the 2x4 shelf brace. Attach it with wood glue and 1-1/4-
in. screws. You may have to trim it a bit before fastening.
Jeb, a Field Editor from
Fairport, NY, is a chiropractor
by trade. When
he's not busy adjusting
spines, you can find him
assembling wine racks
for his friends and
family (probably using
his favorite sawhorses).