The first step of things was to restore the sawhorses. I used a wire brush and sandpaper to clean the rust off of the brackets and clean the wood before staining.
cleaning the brackets
cleaned sawhorse right raw sawhorse left.
After restoring the sawhorses I played around with how I would orient them. I ended up deciding to orient them in a stacked triangle with the legs of the top sawhorse fed into the mouth of the bottom two.
The sawhorses are made of 2x4s and are narrow so they will require support on the bottom. To make this support as well as the shelves themselves I will be using red siding from an old barn I think.
siding for support and shelves.
There will be a shelf in the middle of each of the two bottom supports. and three in the center diamond. of the triangle
Finally I stained the wood and let it sit for a few days