We imagine somewhere, some guy needed a work surface. Maybe a place to roll out some drawings or eat his lunch. He had a door and he had two saw horses. And voila - this industrious, use-what-you've-got design was born. Now we see sawhorse tables manufactured at all price points and in plain or fancy finishes. But the design retains its industrial, homemade allure...
• 1 West Elm's sawhorse worktable, $449
• 2 from Apartment Therapy San Francisco's Inspiration: Green Walls at Ilse Crawford-Designed Aesop
• 3 A zinc-topped version from Wildflower Organics, $1590
• 4 From Apartment Therapy Chicago's Look! Upside Down Sawhorse Table
• 5 The Sawhorse Leg Table from Wisteria, $1000
• 6 Apartment Therapy Boston's Lerberg Table Legs from IKEA
• 7 A DIY sawhorse table made on a budget using Craigslist finds, via Coco Cozy. We prefer this table to its inspiration, which brings us to...
• 8 the $1400 Mason Glass Top Desk from Williams Sonoma
If you like the look and want to make your own (in the original spirit of the sawhorse table), check out Apartment Therapy New York's Good Questions: Where Can I Find These Sawhorse Table Legs At a Cheaper Price? and Apartment Therapy Boston's Good Questions: Resources for Industrial Sawhorse?