Next cut some 1x4 to fit all the way around the legs to fit just under the plywood, on each pair of legs and then across the length of the saw horse on both sides. Nailing these pieces on as you go. Check that the legs are square with the top before nailing the two long braces across from each pair of legs.
Finally finish nailing the legs in tight to the top.
Oh, and don't paint them.. good saw horses get that nice rough look they deserve with out any paint or finish.
If you have any questions or comments on this article, please email us.One of our readers who calls himself Joe the Carpenter has written to me with the following suggested improvements:
Make the legs out of 1 x 8 spruce, and angle them down to 4 inches at the bottom, in lay them in to the 2 x 6.
Use the same end plywood, but in lay it, into the legs. Shorten one horse in length so that it will fit under the the other, you can then stack them, when you are not using them.
Use screws instead of nails to put them together, with a little wood glue.
You will find these horses very strong and light weight.
Joe, thanks for the input.
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