Can you believe I’ve been doing what I do for almost 8 years and I’ve never built any sawhorses? Today is the day I share Easy 2x4 Sawhorse Plans with you!
While Rodney was helping me with the fence, we used his wooden sawhorses. I figured since I was joining in a challenge with some other bloggers to do a 2x4 project, this was the perfect time to finally build some easy 2x4 sawhorses. Because I can only haul 8 footers in my SUV, I had to buy 6 8 foot 2x4’s. If you can haul 12 footers, you won’t have to buy as many.
I used 6 8 foot 2x4’s.
(4) 32” pieces (top and bottom of I beam)
(10) 30” pieces (2 for middle of I beam, 8 legs)
Make 2 I beam sections
Make your 2 I beam sections sandwiching a 30” in between (2) 32” pieces. I pre-drilled holes to make it easier to secure the screws.
I used Simpson 3” screws for all of my joints.
For the legs—I didn’t pre-drill, but I did start the screws while the legs were resting on the table. That made it easier to install the legs.
I placed the legs 3” from the edge, using a screw as a placement guide.
Easy 2x4 Sawhorses
After doing one side, simply turn it over and install the other two legs.
This was a very simple 2x4 build, and now I have two wooden sawhorses to aid me in my DIY.
The reason I chose to make this type of easy sawhorses is so that they will stack.
I found these sawhorses at Jays Custom Creations.
There you have it! A tutorial for easy sawhorses that stack for storage. I think I should make a couple more!
I put my new 2x4 sawhorses right to work so I could dismantle some old lattice.
I put together a little video so you can see how easy it was to make these wooden sawhorses.
At the top of this post I talked about a challenge with other bloggers. You can see all of the projects below.
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