|Project by Ick||posted 03-06-2013 12:04 AM||6555 views||20 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been interested in making some folding sawhorses, and as I’ve lined my shop with french cleats, I also wanted to be able to hang them to get them out of the way when not in use.
In reviewing Lumberjocks, I found that Canexican had something very close to what I had in mind. He called it the ShopDog Ultimate Sawhorses II.
The variations that I made to his design was to:
1. Use deck material for the cross bracing—this material is 1” thick versus the 2 X 4 that Canexican used.
2. The top brace on one side is a french cleat that can be used as a hanger (cleat points down).
3. I added a top brace to the other side that is an opposing french cleat, so that it can be used to hold the other side of the sawhorse pair.
4. Adding the hanging cleat (#3) necessitated recessing the bottom brace into the leg. The recessed lower brace and hanging cleat need to be on the inner legs.
The outer legs are on the left side in this picture, and this side has the downward pointing cleat. The inner legs are on the right, the bottom brace in inset, and the top brace has the upward pointing cleat.
This picture shows 1 sawhorse folded and hanging on the french cleat on the wall of my shop.
This last picture shows what I was going for, both sawhorses hanging up out of the way and only taking up the space of one.
-- Craig, Oklahoma