Stackable sawhorse plans

Materials needed for two sawhorses

    Quantity  ItemPurpose
    32"x3"x8'  Legs. You can cut 3 leg segments from each 2"x3"x8'
    22"x4"x7'For cross beams.
    13.5"x2'x.75" ply Piece of plywood scrap to cut for leg braces
    122.5" nailTo nail cross beams together
    502" nailTo nail legs and cross braces


Cross beams: (2 per sawhorse)

Cut 3' long each. For one pair of sawhorses, cut from two 2x4x7's. Aternatively, buy one 2x4x12', but two 2x4x7' probably cost the same amount.


Legs: (4 per sawhorse)

Cut three segments 32" long from each 2x3x8'. Cut square at first to keep it simple, then cut the miters and the taper.

Cut the miter on the bottom end of the legs only half way across. This prevents it from chipping out when the sawhorse is used.

Plates: (4 per sawhorse)

Best made of plywood 3/4" or 1/2" thick, though simple boards would do too.


Sawhorse assembly
Step 1:

Nail and glue together
the pieces of the beam
with 2.5" long nails.

Step 2:

Nail and glue the legs to
the beam with 2" long nails
Step 3:

Nail and glue the plates
to the legs with 2" long
nails

See also:

Building the sawhorses

Garage shelf plans

Building a workbench

Workbench plans

Building storage shelves

More Home improvement projects

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