Modern Indsutrial Adjustable Sawhorse Desk to Coffee Table
Desk to coffee table with industrial style sawhorses - free plans from Ana-White.com
2 - 2x4 boards, 8 feet long
1 - 2x6 board, 6 feet long
1 - 1x4 board, 8 feet long
1 - tabletop, minimum 24" x 48"
4 - floor flanges to match allthread (for attaching all thread to underside of tabletop) and screws no longer than 1-1/2" for attaching flanges to 2x6s
8 - nuts to match allthread
8 - washers to match allthread
NOTE: You can use different size allthread (3/4", 1" etc) just make sure the fittings work with the allthread.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
8 - 2x4 @ 16-5/8" long (both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, ends ARE parallel, short point to long point measurement)
4 - 2x6 @ 23-1/2" long
4 - 2x4 @ 5-3/8" long (both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel, long point to long point measurement)
4 - 2x4 @ 8-7/8" long (both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel, long point to long point measurement)
4 - 1x4 @ 23-1/2" long
Attach legs to underside of 2x6, edges flush to outside of 2x6. We used 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws - very sturdy this way.
Attach top support - you may find it easier to drill out the hole for the all-thread before attaching the supports.
Do the same for the lower support.
1x4s are set on top of the bottom support. Screws (2" length) or nail down.
Now the fun part - drill out the sawhorses - choose a drill bit a little bigger so it's easy to place the all-thread in the holes. A longer bit would be easier, but with patience, you can use a standard drill bit (we used a spade bit).
Insert the all thread into the holes, secure to underside of support with washer and nut. Also secure to top of sawhorse with washer and nut. Attach flanges to top of all-thread. Then position 2x6 on top of flanges and trace. Secure flanges to top 2x6 with screws.
Tabletop can then be attach to 2x6s.
Toliy used two layers of plywood to make his tabletop.