Make The Most Of The Outdoors With Sawhorses

Make The Most Of The Outdoors With Sawhorses

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Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 21, 2010

We've used saw horses for everything from tables to kitchen counters in the past and they've always served us very well. But with Fall in full swing and the days growing shorter, it's a good time to remember to make the most of the daylight and warmth you have and get outside. Try this quick idea to make an outdoor dining area that can be disassembled for the winter months.

Although a door on a pair of sawhorses is nothing new, we loved the look of this setup because of its color. Normally a door on sawhorses looks like, well, a door on sawhorses. But by making everything all white in this case, they go together and make great use of the space.

If you have particularly uneven ground, pick up a pair of sawhorse hardware pieces at your local retailer and cut the legs to suit your needs. This will allow you to make longer and shorter legs, meaning you could put a table on a hill if needed.

To help keep the door in place and from sliding around if accidentally bumped, drill a hole through both the door and the sawhorse. Then use a small piece of dowel (the size of which coordinates with the diameter of the hole drilled) to hold the two together. It doesn't need to be a deep hole (less than an inch is fine), but that small bit of wood will keep things from shifting.

So what are you waiting for? Get outside and enjoy the weather, throw an impromptu party or even just have a family dinner out back. Either way this table set up can be taken down when you need it to or put up at a moments notice! Check out Three Pixie Lane for more details on this table which is beautifully set for the season.

Related: How To Make a Wood Pallet Dining Room Table

(Image: Three Pixie Lane)

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