2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Sawhorses Made Out Of Plywood
He sells steel brackets designed to accept short 2 by 4’s that serve as sawhorse legs. Each bracket also accepts a 3/4-in. thick sheet of plywood.
The brackets are made from 1/8 and 3/16-in. steel and come with a 3/4-in. wide gap in the middle. A 2 by 4 is inserted through each side of the bracket until it contacts a rectangular plate, and is then screwed on from the top using a pre-drilled hole. A plywood sheet is then inserted into the gap and screwed into place using another pre-drilled hole in the bracket plate.
Once the plywood sheets are in place you can put any kind of table you want on top of them.
“The brackets are built heavy and will last a lifetime,” says Satur. “Each plywood sheet sets on short lengths of welded-on square tubing inside the gap, which gives the plywood more strength and keeps it from wiggling back and forth if the sawhorse is carrying a heavy load. You can cut holes for handles into the plywood in order to move the sawhorse.”
He says a 12-in. long board is ideal for the legs, but shorter or longer boards can also be used. “A 30 or 40-in. high plywood sheet will provide a comfortable working height for your table,” says Satur.
He sells the brackets “bare metal, clean, deburred and ready to paint to the color of your choice.”
Brackets and screws for one set of sawhorses sell for $124 including S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry Satur, 26 Nathan Hale Rd., Gillette, Wyo. 82718 (ph 307 689-1365).
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