If you work with wood frequently, you may notice the need for some stabilizing structure while sawing. In this guide, we have compiled a list of some of the best sawhorse designs, which will make sawing projects more efficient and productive. Learn how to make a sawhorse below!

Homemade DIY Sawhorse Plans

1. Stool Design

Sawhorse Stool
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Here is a regular-size option that is 36 inches long and 32 inches high. The boards were between 47 and 50 inches, and they were all recycled from previous projects. Aside from the wood beams, you will also need wood screws and wood glue to hold everything together. Overall, this is very easy to build and will take you less than a day.

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2. Micro Plan

Micro Sawhorse
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If you aren’t working with large chunks of wood at a time, this micro option is best for you. You just need to get the materials you’re working with a few inches off the ground here. It is adjustable and easy, and the final result will only take around 5 seconds to set up. 

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3. Foldable Blueprint

Foldable Sawhorse
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Once again, you will be using recycled materials for this project, making it something that won’t break the bank. The author specifically found the materials from this using the housing from the couch, a frame cupboard with hinges, the metal parts from the windows, and two decorative battens. Gather all your other supplies and you’re ready to build!

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4. Cheap and Improved

Cheap, Improved Sawhorses
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The purpose of a sawhorse is to keep whatever you’re working on off the ground and expensive tools out of the dirt. With this next option, all you’ll need is construction grade lumber, scrap plywood, and some screws. This is extremely easy to build and will take up very little space. Make sure you have some deck screws on hand!

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5. Adjustable Wood

Adjustable Wood Sawhorse
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The author of this project made an excellent point; although sawhorses are typically used by people who work in construction, you can also use them for other purposes, such as stacking two together as a temporary table during a barbecue party. You might need a compound miter for this one. One of our favorite woodworking projects!

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6. Folding Plywood

Folding Plywood Sawhorses
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This specific choice is lightweight and easy to make, and the best part is that you can hang it on the wall in your garage or tool shed to save some space. One is able to support 500 pounds, so they’re pretty sturdy, too. Study the cutting list carefully and you’ll need some basic tools to get it completed.

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7. Sturdy and Durable

Sturdy Folding Sawhorses
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Although some people might think that they don’t need DIY sawhorses, it’s especially convenient when you’re trying to cut sheet goods and longer boards. All you’ll need for this next project is a few 2x4s and strap hinges. Use your wood shop tape measure!

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8. Desk Option

Folding Sawhorse Desk
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This is quite large and different compared to some of the other guides on our list. It can double up as a desk, so you don’t just need to use this for woodworking purposes. Find some sheet of plywood from construction sites to get it done!

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9. Tall and Large

Sawhorse Desk
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Here is another taller contender if you’re not looking for something that only touches the ground. It’s easy and cheap, and can easily be made by any amateur. You’ll only need a table top, lumber, brackets, stain, stain applicator, latex gloves, sandpaper, steel wool, and a hammer and nails.

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10. Cheap Sawhorses

Folding Sawhorse
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This next style is also easy to build and extremely convenient for your toolkit. All you’ll need are 4 pieces of 2x4s, 2 pieces of plywood, 16 penny nails, and 1 short piece of rope to achieve the final result.

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11. Unique and Different

A Different Sawhorse
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Next up is something that you would be using with a bow saw. Although it doesn’t have enough legs to be considered a horse, you can still use it to hold small logs or branches sturdy when you’re trying to cut them.

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12. DIY Project

The Simple Saw Horse
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Here is an entire guide that lists several of the different options you can choose from if you’re looking for inspiration. Although you certainly can make something that is creative and fancy, if all you’re looking for is something that will get the job done, it’s only going to take a few hours at most.

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13. Making Extensions

Folding Sawhorse Extensions
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For this, the author thought that it would be extremely convenient to have different sizes available depending on what you’re working on. They mentioned that the goal of this guide is to help you have two to three working heights available. It only took two hours to complete, which means that you’re not going to be wasting too much time.

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14. On the Cheap

Sawhorse Desk on the Cheap
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While we’ve emphasized the importance of these for people working in construction, a sawhorse can easily serve another purpose, too- it can also be a desk. Whether you’re a college student living in a dorm or you just don’t have much room in your house, check out this next task to give you some inspiration.

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15. Metal Sawhorse

Portable and Adjustable Sawhorses
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Here is a final result that is portable, rugged, and fully adjustable. Not only can you use them for woodworking purposes, but they can also be used in filming for dolly shots. No matter what environment you go for, you can rely on these to perform well. Prepare your shopping list with the right tools- this is a complex design!

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16. Campaign Desk

Campaign Sawhorse Desk
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Again, if you want something more sleek and sophisticated for your home office desk, you can take inspiration from the sawhorses on this list for the design. Building this will ultimately save you a lot of money, too because it is one of the better makeshift tables we’ve seen!

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17. Mortise Tenon Functional Sawhorse

Mortise & Tenon Sawhorses
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This Mortise and Tenon plan is going to produce something sturdy with curves and some simple accents. You will only need to use two 2’’x8’’x10s, and it consists of a few easy steps that won’t take too much time off your hands.

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18. Strong, Cheap, and Easy

The Best Sawhorse - Strong, Cheap & Easy!
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As the name suggests, this next option is strong, cheap, easy to make, and best of all, you will be able to stack them for storage and extra convenience while working. Anyone who has a workshop would advise that you keep a stack of these at your disposal because they serve so many purposes.

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19. Made from Pallets

Sawhorse Made From Pallets
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If you have a couple of pallets lying around, then you don’t need to throw them away! They can be a great material used for building this project.

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20. Full-Sized Sawhorses

Simple Easy Folding Sawhorses
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You are absolutely going to need a set of these no matter what kinds of tasks you enjoy undertaking at home or in your shop. They can be used for painting, workpiece support, and so much more!

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21. Simplistic Style

The Simple Saw Horse Sawhorse
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Simple and easy- what could be better? The author provides several options for cutting the joints to give you some ideas for construction.

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22. Handy and Convenient Pair Of Sawhorses

Folding Sawhorses, Simple and Handy!
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All you will need for this are a few tools and basic woodworking skills. Common hardware, straight cuts, and standard lumber are all that will make the final product a success! Follow the basic steps and purchase some galvanized nails to ensure you build it correctly. You’ll probably need a tape measure!

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23. Sawhorse Reindeer

Sawhorse Reindeer Yard Art
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Want something extra for Christmastime? You can easily customize this structure to look like a reindeer as a decoration, then use it in your tool shed when the season’s over.

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24. How-to Guide

DIY How to Make a Sawhorse
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Here is a comprehensive guide in case you’re a little confused on any of the instructions. Believe it or not, this is not at all hard to do if you have basic woodworking knowledge.

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25. DIY Steel and Wood

DIY Foldable Steel and Wood Sawhorse Build
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Although many of the choices here used wood as the main material, here is an option with steel, which some people consider to be more durable and stronger.

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26. Three-Legged Knock-Down

Three-Legged Knock-Down Sawhorse
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The next guide is for a 3-legged sawhorse that also has knock-down legs to be taken off if you want to store it or take it somewhere.

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27. Quick Build

Strong, Light, Quick-Build Sawhorse
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All you will need to make this is a table saw, miter saw, hand saw, reciprocating saw, hammer and chisel, and wood of different sizes. You’ll be surprised by how fast it is to make!

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28. Joist Hangar

Simple Easy Folding Sawhorses
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For those who need a larger working table that could easily be set up, here is the perfect instruction guide. It’s especially desirable for people who need a table that they can take with them for every gig.

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29. Fast Table

How to Make a Simple Sawhorse Table
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With this project, you will have a removable plywood top, and you’ll only need 8 ft 2x4s, plywood, drywall screws, wood screws, hex bolts, and thumbscrews.

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30. Ultimate Rockwell

Finally, this structure is rather large, and it’s meant to store your tools, such as your miter saw, and it can also be used to clamp something when necessary. It does not take up too much space in your workshop, and it’s highly versatile when you need to use the station in your workshop. You can easily build this over the course of two hours using a few tools

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