|Project by BrettMcD||posted 01-20-2012 06:28 AM||5611 views||8 times favorited||18 comments|
It has been awhile seen I last posted something so I figured that I would show some of my “workshop” stuff.
First off my woodworking space is extremely limited. So I devised a sawhorse table that I can set up in literally about 3 minutes.
The Recipe is as follows:
Start with two regular sawhorses.
Add two 2X4X8 for the long stretchers
Then four 2X4X4 cross braces
One Sheet of OSB (lazy loafer optional)
Garnish with favorite woodworking machines and enjoy.
It is a good thing that I am not the cook in the family we would starve. Okay seriously since the work table is so quick to set up I find myself using it more and more (even used it for picnic table with a drop cloth over it). After I am done using it the sawhorses nest together and the 2 by lumber is stacked by it ready to go. It is designed to be able to support a full 4X8 sheet of OSB or whatever you have on hand. As you can see from the photos I have put it thru some hard use and yet it still works great. Since the top only cost about $7.50 if it gets banged up and cut up too much you can easily replace it. I can also remove one of the cross braces and nest my little table saw on it to make an 8 foot outfeed table which is really awesome.
If you are short on space then this little gem might allow you to use some of additional space that is currently unavailable i.e. outside, carport etc. etc. The grid locks together with half lap joints and is very strong yet easy to take apart.
If I would build it again I would change the following
1.) Long stretchers would be 2X6’s instead of 2X4
2.) Half lap joints would have a little more clearance for the fit.
3.) Saw Horses would be just regular sawhorse not one with a replaceable top since the grid is always on it they never get damaged and this would be faster.
4.) I would seriously think about making the sawhorses collapsible as well then it would take even less space in storage
Well that is it. Thanks for looking.