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Project by Bricofleur posted 1000 days ago 2294 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To fulfil my needs around the house, I designed and built these useful sawhorses. Made from 3/4” X 12” X 96” MDF boards (could be plywood) that I had on hand, I designed them to be strong yet simple. Since my workshop is in the basement, they had to be efficient and storable. The measurements are 30’’ high, 12’’ deep and 30’’ long.

I used dado and groove joinery only (3/4” wide by 3/16” deep) and all joints are glued and screwed with #6 2” drywall screws.

The view from under the lower shelf shows the short groove (3/4” X 3/16”) that accepts the end of the lower shelf central support, and the 3/4” nylon nail-glides. The view from under the upper shelf shows the stopped groove (3/4” X 3/16”) at the end of the upper shelf central support.

Since the top is flat, they easily support tools, wood and accessories and all clamping is easy and secure. Clamped together, they provide a 24” X 30” temporary benchtop tool station. And best, they can be stacked for storage and can also be used as temporary shelving.

Here’s a sketch:

More details, photos and uses can be found on this page of my blog.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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Diggerjacks

1630 posts in 1641 days


#1 posted 1000 days ago

Hello Serge

Another beautiful idea and very usefull with a lot of possibilities

I like them

Thanks a lot for the new idea

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Bricofleur

1094 posts in 1695 days


#2 posted 1000 days ago

Thank you, Jack. As you can see, you turn and I stack! LOL

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Occie gilliam

505 posts in 1798 days


#3 posted 1000 days ago

nice work
thanks for posting Serge

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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JimNEB

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#4 posted 1000 days ago

Excellent idea!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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cam1297

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#5 posted 1000 days ago

Very cool

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oldskoolmodder

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#6 posted 953 days ago

very nice. These might take an addition of holes for a few of those cool clamps you have to hold down your work?

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 953 days ago

@oldskoolmodder: That’s a good idea. I’ll rout few slots at each end of both of my sawhorses. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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SamuelP

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#8 posted 953 days ago

Very cool.

-- -Sam - West Virginia - "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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