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.
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
What is the finished height of these horses?
I would say they are about 29-30 inches. I love these, and use them all the time!
looks so easy a cavewoman can do it! a+
Gail - I am so inspired by your work. What is the board stand called that you're using to support the long boards while using your miter saw?
It's a jawhorse stand, and I love it! here is a link on amazon (my affiliate link) if you purchase from there it doesn't cost you extra, but I earn a small commission on the sale. 🙂 http://amzn.to/1QUrnc4
Thanks for the great plans Gail! I could use a couple sets of these in my workshop. Now I am adding these to my weekend list of things to do. : )
Ahhhhh fantastic! I SO need these!! Thank you so much! Pinned.
Thank you for pinning Sara! I so appreciate it.
Debbie @ Refresh Restyle
Thanks Gail, we always need more horses! Pinned it for later!
These are great and I have never made any either! Ha! I have some less than sturdy ones I pulled from someones trash, but I could use a few more!
i think this would be a great first project for my boyfriend. definitely book-marking it for finding it later!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
I need some of these! Love how they stack. such a smart design:) Pinned & sharing!
I LooOoOoove this! simple and necessary. I just said that necessity has been the mother of my inventions. I totally need some of these. Thanks for sharing
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking
A pair of sawhorses were one of the first things we made in Carpentry class. Mine are similar but different and I use them ALL the time. I'm sure you will get lots of use out of yours.
Gail I've never made sawhorses either! And now thanks to you I will be making some. Great plans, thank you.