# Readers ask: How To Build A Workhorse?

## What is the best angle for sawhorse legs?

Legs. Simply figure the length of the legs to what you want, and cut the top and bottom at 15-degrees with your saw set at a 15-degree angle. You can easily use a skill saw set at 15-degrees and just mark the top and bottom of the leg at 15-degrees.

## How many 2×4 do I need for a sawhorse?

Buy two 12-foot 2x4s and one 10-foot 2×4. With 16d nails or 3-inch screws, assemble the three boards that make up the I-beam. Attach the legs, using a framing square to square the legs to the beam.

## How do you know what angle to cut?

Six corners at 60 degrees equals 360. It’s fine to use a calculator to figure the correct corner angles to cut for shapes with equal sides. The formula involves dividing 360 by the number of sides to calculate the corner angle. Then divide it by two to get the miter angle.

## How tall should sawhorses be?

Height. Most sawhorses have a preset single height of between 26 to 32 inches, which is perfect for an average-height user. Those that combine a worktop with sawhorse functions tend to be a few inches taller.

## What can I use instead of a saw horse?

Cardboard box sawhorses are collapsible and easy to store. They don’t take up as much space as regular sawhorses. They’re lightweight, yet strong enough for many workshop-type tasks. They’ll hold items without wobbling or collapsing and fold flat in seconds.

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## How long is a standard 2×4?

Nominal vs. Actual Lumber Size Chart for Softwoods*

Nominal Depth x Length Actual Depth x Length
2×4 1½” × 3½”
2×6 1½” × 5½”
2×8 1½” × 7¼”
2×10 1½” × 9¼”