Working in the surplus and salvage business, I come across plenty of perfectly reusable materials.

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Working in the surplus and salvage business, I come across plenty of perfectly reusable materials. So when designing a collapsible worksurface that assembles in the field and breaks down into easily stored components, I integrated found 2x6 stock, chain-link fence tubing, and scrapwood.

The tubing slides through holes drilled in the sawhorse rails and the center support boards to act as stretchers. To hold smaller tools and parts, I made a canvas storage sling by wrapping a piece of canvas around a pair of dowels and attaching them to the inside of a sawhorse's legs.

This support works especially well for cutting down sheet goods and other long or large pieces, and becomes a large, rock-solid worksurface by adding a sheet of 34 " OSB or plywood as a top.
—Bob Folty, Tonica, Ill.