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20 Dec. 1993

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Inspired by Restoration Hardware's Sawhorse Trestle Desk, this easy to build version is doable by most any DIYer! So when my friend Whitney from Shanty2Chic wrote me about building a Sawhorse Style Desk for her son's room, I had just the plan for her! Practice first on a scrap to make sure the cut fits within the sawhorse as shown in the next step.
I may put a third one in the middle as I'm going to replacing an old (1962 kitchen table) that holds my plants during summer, on the porch.
If anyone is interested I was looking through the latest FLOR Catalog (floor coverings) and on page 41 is the sawhorse desk.


For the bottom half of the sawhorse, I basically followed some of the same principles from the first two sawhorses except without shelves and shorter. I drilled pocket holes every 12″ down the seams and joined them together using wood glue and clamps.
I didn’t want any screws holes anywhere visible, so I used wood glue and my finish nailer to keep it all in place. I kindof wanted to do something a little different with the middle sawhorse so I decided to try and mimic the Pottery Barn version of the sawhorse desk. I drilled some holes in the piece of wood to appear adjustable and then cut off an old broom handle to make my dowels.


This sawhorse was going to be sitting under the middle of our window, so I was also worried about it hitting the window trim.
We dabbled with the idea of buying 3 base cabinets and creating a long tabletop to connect the three but we couldn’t find any cabinets at a decent price.


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