How-To: Build Japanese Sawhorses

If Len Cullum’s Skill Set pieces have been getting you in the mood to try your hand at some woodworking, check out these gorgeous sawhorses he shows you how to build on Make: Projects. Based on the trestles from a Japanese woodworking bench, they’re moderately difficult to build, but Len does a clear job of describing the process, the tools required are pretty basic, and the procedures are not that hard if carefully undertaken. And look how swanky the results are!

Workhorses (Make: Projects)

The Make: Skill Set series: Woodworking


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Make: Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011
Learn the top tools and tricks to build your own maker workshop and explore woodworking, metalworking, electronics, robotics, computerized milling, 3D printing, and more. Packed with step-by-step photo instructions (including Len Cullum’s sawhorse project) and reviews of more than 200 beloved, bench-tested tools for the modern maker.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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