Simple Glue-up Table Rides Sawhorses
Can I use sawhorses to hold furniture during glue-up? I’m worried that my furniture won’t be square because the sawhorses aren’t flat or even.
Don Stevens , Cleveland, OH
Sawhorses will work in a pinch. Even if the floor isn’t level or the piece rocks a little, they won’t cause you to have out-of-square glue-ups, as long as you’ve cut square joinery, clamped appropriately, and checked everything for square as you go. But they’re not the most user-friendly glue-up helpers.
Assembling furniture on them is tricky because they don’t give you any surface area to support the work, so you have to balance it carefully to prevent it from falling. You also don’t have a convenient place to keep clamps and glue, which can make the process more scattered. Finally, the open area under the horses lets the glue drip onto your…