The design of the sawhorse is the result of a study of traditional and vernacular furniture making and the inventiveness that derives from physically working with the materials implemented. The assembly of traditional furniture has its origin in intuitive knowledge of the properties of materials and the tools utilised in their transformation.
The solid wood sawhorse is composed by five pieces assembled with a demountable mortise and tenon joint. The assembly does not require either glue, nails or screws, achieving sturdiness and rigidity from geometry and the properties of wood itself.
Despite the simplicity of the assembly, the sawhorse is manufactured with the use of 3D CNC machine to achieve the geometric complexity of the joints, also allowing for the design to be adapted to various dimensions.
The sawhorse is custom made on order and is available in Chestnut wood, autochthonous Eucalyptus, Melis Pine, Cedar and Maple.
Project title: Sawhorse
2nd prize FDS award, Finland
Design: Estar, Aurora Armental Ruiz & Stefano Ciurlo Walker
Carpenters: Carpinteria Laiño, Dodro, Galicia
Wood: Maderas Siero, Asturias
Photography: Estar, Andrés Fraga