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How to Make a Simple Sawhorse (+Free Sawhorse Plans)

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How to Make a Simple Sawhorse (+Free Sawhorse Plans)

How to Make a Wooden Sawhorse with Simple Sawhorse Plans

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Feb 28, 2018
How to Make a Wooden Sawhorse with Simple Sawhorse Plans

In this video, I link up with Woodcraft and finally build a sturdy sawhorse -- something I have been looking to do for a long, long time. I wanted to work on traditional woodworking skills, so I decided to make these simple sawhorse plans with mortise and tenon joinery for the whole build. I incorporate some curves and use some simple accents to hone in my skills!

You can check out the fill build on how I made these sawhorses in the video below, with the included step-by-step instructions below, or by downloading my FREE simple sawhorse plans below! Let me know what you guys think.

What You’ll Need:

Tools & Materials for Simple Sawhorse Plans

Tools & Materials for Simple Sawhorse Plans
  • Two -  2″x 8″ x 10s
  • Table Saw
  • Drill Press
  • CA Glue
  • Band Saw
  • Router
  • Orbital Sander
  • Woodworking Tools

Download the FREE Simple Sawhorse Plans!

Make Your Own Wooden Sawhorse Using these Simple Plans

FREE Sawhorse Plan

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Simple Sawhorse Plans: The Step-by-Step

Simple Sawhorse Plans: The Step-by-Step

Cut Stock From Cut List

Layout and cut down the store-bought lumber to dimensions listed on the plan cut list!

Glue Up Top & Feet

Glue Up Top & Feet

Glue up the parts for top & the feet. These will be the only parts requiring glue, although I did reinforce my mortises with glue later on in the build. Clamp to dry.

Layout & Cut Mortises
Layout & Cut Mortises
Layout & Cut Mortises
Layout & Cut Mortises

Layout & Cut Mortises

Layout mortises according to FREE PLAN and cut using a mortiser, drill press & chisel, or old school with a chisel and mallet. Clean up the cuts with a chisel when you’re done.

Cut Tenons

Cut Tenons

Layout and cut the tenons according to the FREE PLAN. I use a bandsaw, but a handsaw or table saw would work just as easily.

Cut Top & Feet Profiles
Cut Top & Feet Profiles

Cut Top & Feet Profiles

Using your table saw or bandsaw, cut the profiles according to the cut diagram. These steps are not necessary, but eliminate bulk and add some nice aesthetic. Cut the Curves for the other visual aspects of the sawhorse. Then clean them up using a hand sander or an oscillating spindle sander.

Final Assembly
Final Assembly

Final Assembly

Assemble the sawhorse using glue and a rubber mallet. You can finish the horse with a coat of finish for protection. And boom, there you have it: my super simple sawhorse plans.

For more detailed instructions check out the full plan! If you liked this build, check out some of my other shop builds!

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Download the Plan

Want to try this build out for yourself? Download the digital plan now for step-by-step instructions, measurements, and a detailed look at how to punch this project in the face.

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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!