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I was painting several shelves by supporting them on a pair of sawhorses when I ran out of space for the shelves to dry.
When it came time to paint the shelves on their flip sides, I wanted to avoid resting the newly painted shelf surfaces across the entire 5 1/2-inch width of the sawhorse crossbars.
As shown in the accompanying drawing, I solved both problems by screwing a 6-foot 1x6 to the side of each sawhorse.
This enabled me to reduce the contact surfaces from 5 1/2 inches to about 1/16 inch — and the long 1x6s gave me a lot more room to rest the shelves as they dried.
— Richard Bayard, Visalia, Calif.
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