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  1. Paul Mix
    April 20, 2018 @ 12:52 pm

    Great article, Steve! Nice that no extensive tooling is required, and easy enough to speed up using a miter saw if you have one.

    A note that both links to the SketchUp file appear to point to the metric version.

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  2. amr elsa
    April 22, 2018 @ 5:13 am

    It is a great post, great projects with clear instruction. I have gotten an enormous feeling of accomplishment & pride from making my own bookshelves and side tablets
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  3. Toly New
    May 12, 2018 @ 7:04 pm

    Interesting project! Three suggestions you might consider: 1. Use the same board to measure subsequent boards for cutting to length. I have found that using one board to measure other like parts closer to length. If you make a cut then use the use that board to mark next board put the first board aside while you cut the next. and then use the board that you just cut to mark the length of third board lay the board aside and cut the third board. then use the third board to mark the forth board for the cut… The minor error of the pencil mark will progressively lengthen the subsequent boards very rapidly.( That happened in your video.)

    2. Make the angles compound angles for the legs. Use your 22 1/2 deg. with a 7 deg. at the bottom and top. This will allow stacking without having one saw horse larger than the other.

    3. Make a jig for assembling and marking the end out of scrap plywood. Also save money by using scrap plywood for the braces on ends and lower braces.

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  4. Laura
    May 22, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

    Thanks Toly – planning on making this and your suggestions are helpful. This will be my first woodworking project, but I actually was wondering too, why he didn’t use the same board to measure.

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