At only 25 LBS and very sturdy I’m super proud of these Collapsible Work Stands!
Collapsible Work Stands are in 3 pieces (4 including the 2×4 top) pinned together with 1/4″ bolts (or trailer pins) and slide apart easily. Not only are they super handy and functional they were (both) easily completed in one day.
My amazing Carpenter friend, Veronika, agreed to let me interview her to share her insight and stories with all of you and to talk about the meaty ‘Women in Trades’ topics we never seem to make time for.
We talk about ….. Balance. Assumptions. Support. Boundaries. Creativity and Grace.
To really say Thank You, I sat down and thought about what my skills could bring to truly help her at work.
Some really well designed and thought out saw horses is what I came up with. She helped me refine the design to suit her needs and I am pretty stoked to share the plans for what we came up with!
Collapsible Work Stands!
Her Project Requirements:
- Light and easy to move around, but strong – …just like her.
- Sturdy – collapsible would be GREAT – sawhorses are so bulky! – but they had to be sturdy!
- IF they come apart they need to be able to be pinned together.
- Able to countersink and bolt a 2×4 ontop – to save her saw from hitting steel when running over.
- 2 1/2′ – 3′ tall for comfortable work height
…yup, she’s demanding. I LOVED the challenge!
- 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ square tubing
- 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square tubing (I used 1/8” wall tubing, because that’s what my small town supplier had without making a special order and they are still only 25 LBS each)
- 1/4″ x 2″ bolts and nuts – 2 each stand
- 1/4″ x 3″ bolts and nuts – 2 each stand
Collapsible Work Stands
Disclaimer: These plans are not engineered for weight limits. Do not exceed 400Lb load. Structural integrity is dependant on sound fabrication and welding. Use at your own risk.
I hope you enjoy making and using these versatile Collapsible Work Stands wether you are working with steel, aluminum, wood, or, honestly, anything!
Instead of using bolts to ‘pin’ the legs securely, my husband had a great suggestion – Why not use a trailer pin??
They come in all different sizes AND don’t require fiddling around with threads! They just slip through and latch in place!