Hey there! I just built the easiest sawhorses EVER! Not only am I happy to give my knees and back a break from working on the garage floor, I’m doing it in Shanty style!
I built these cuties for $24 for the set and it took about an hour:) If you have just started building, or you are like me and have been working on the garage floor for 2 years, you NEED these bad boys!
I purchased 4 2×4′s at 8 ft. and 2 packages of WorkForce sawhorse brackets. You can find these on the tool aisle with the sawhorses. On the back, there is a chart that tells you the cuts to make based on the height you want. I chose the 32″ cuts so I cut 10 at 32″ (5 for each sawhorse).
After you make the cuts, you just slide a 2×4 in each side of the brackets and secure them with nails where the holes are…it’s that easy;) If you do NOT want the brackets painted, I suggest painting the 2×4′s before assembling….I learned the hard way and had to tape them off. The final step is attaching the top 2×4 and you just place it in the top opening of the brackets, pull the legs apart and hammer nails where the holes are!
I then picked Rust-Oleum Granite spray paint to paint the stencil down the outside of each leg. I sprayed a very light mist, one time to get an unfinished rough look. The 12×12 stencil was obviously not long enough to paint all at once so I just worked my way down, lining the stencil up with the pattern sprayed above it.
Mission accomplished! 1 hour and $24 later:)
It’s nice to have a little glam while you’re sweatin’ in your pj’s, building in the garage;)
Thanks so much for stopping by!