Step 1: Ingredients
- 2 (or more) spring clamps
- a "stick"
Spring clamps like these are available at every hardware store known to man, and any self-respecting, hardware-selling website. They cost anywhere from <$1 to >$5, depending on the brand and size you get. I use Bessey 2-inch spring clamps. Not because I'm attached to the brand; just because that's what my Lowes' carries.
For a stick, you need something thin enough to fit within the jaws of the clamp, and thick enough to maintain friction within the jaws of the clamp. To qualify the first part of the above statement: the larger diameter the stick is, the closer together the handles of the clamps will be, and therefore the narrower the base of the "sawhorse" will be.
I use a 1.5-inch dowel with my 2-inch clamps.
Step 2: Step 1
Now that you've got your stick the right length:
Attach one clamp to the stick.
In some cases this will be sufficient to suit your needs, but in most cases you'll want to continue on to the next step.
Step 3: Step 2
Step 2: Attach the other clamp to the stick.
Voila, you're done*. What you have now is officially a sawhorse.
* If your work is big enough that it requires a stick longer than about 18 inches, I would consider adding additional "feet" (i.e. clamps) around the middle, to avoid sagging. Fortunately, you're probably clever enough to figure out how and when to do this.
Step 4: Examples
See the pictures below for examples of the adjustable nature of this device.