Krenov Style Sawhorses with Interchangeable Top

These sawhorses are in the style originally made popular by James Krenov with a few minor modifications. They are essential for any wood shop and are a great project for beginners and intermediate woodworkers looking to learning some great techniques. Unlike the trip-hazard splay-legged versions common to construction sites, these are light, portable, and have a small footprint. Their upright design allows for clamps and tools to pass through the middle without obstruction. The sawhorses can be positioned closer together for small glue-ups or other jobs, and they nest easily for convenient storage. They are great looking but man can they hold some weight.


Project Features

A modern take on James Krenov's sawhorse design

Interchangeable Top

Easily switch out and secure different tops for a variety of purposes. Sacrificial tops to cut through, tops with padding or tops with slots for clamps.

3 types of joinery

Bridle joints, wedged through mortise and tenons and perpendicular mortise and tenons all make for a strong and long lasting sawhorse.

Intermediate Project

This project contains several basic and intermediate woodworking techniques, 3 types of joinery and requires the use of some machines and hand tools.

sketchup image of amazing nesting sawhorses
Reversible Top

All tops are doubled sided. They use a reference hole, a brass insert and a threaded bolt to easily attach to the uprights.

Trestle Style Legs

Trestle legs allow for a small footprint that enables smaller glue ups and project assemblies.

Step-By-Step Plans

The Sawhorse project comes with downloadable plans containing a details cut list, measurements and scaled drawings.

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