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How to Make a Sawhorse

Sawhorses are among the most versatile pieces of equipment. The basic sawhorse can be found at any hardware store, but here's an easy and inexpensive way to make them.

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build an easy and inexpensive sawhorse
  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Attach the Lumber

Attach the lumber with plastic braces, metal braces or hinges. Use hinges if you want to be able to fold your sawhorse.

Step 2: Secure the Braces

Secure the braces or hinges with center bolts and wing nuts.

secure braces with center bolts and wing nuts