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from Popular Woodworking Magazine

A Great Sawhorse

A Great Sawhorse These sawhorses are sturdy and they fold flat for easy storage. Building them is a snap: joint and plane 2×4 stock to 1 in.; then rip to 3 in.Crosscut at 30 in. for the legs and 18 in. for the stretchers. Use a biscuit joiner and double stack #20 biscuits at each joint.Assemble with a 1-1/2-in. continuous hinge and locking table leg braces.


I love this idea times two instead of folding sawhorses. Throw on a sheet of carpet covered 4' X 8' ply and you have an awesome furniture project assembly table.

The crosspieces are glued into shallow notches that give this horse its load-bearing strength. So dont just screw them on.


Mike Taron is an Arizona-based carpenter who grew frustrated at not being able to buy something he needed: "A lightweight, compact, folding sawhorse that I could take to and from jobsites." As he explains,