I found over 35 Sawhorse Plans for this page. Sawhorses or Sawbucks are basically just a board with 4 legs used for sawing or support. We have many types of sawhorses listed
including folding, chainsaw, stackable and of course classic sawhorses.
One of my favorite designs is from Family Handyman and is called the “Make a Quick 2×4 Sawhorse”. This sturdy saw horse takes two 12ft 2x4s and one 10ft 2×4 with some nails or screws.
One of the neatest sawhorses comes from Woodsmith Magazine and is titled below “Replaceable Inserts Sawhorse”. This well built sawhorse has a replaceable insert across the top so you can just replace the top piece after you have used it up. Also see the Sawhorse Accessories for some more great ideas.
These rock solid inexpensive horses are made with 2x4s and nails or screws.
Replace the insert when they get chewed up instead of the whole sawhorse.
Classic Sawhorse Plans
Classic Sawhorses are what you think about when you think of sawhorses; wooden, rough, utilitarian.
Uses 24 feet of 2×4 lumber and 3 feet or so of 1x2s for bracing. Has a replaceable sacrificial strip on top.
These wide topped horses are sturdy and versatile. Good building instructions with diagrams and animated walk through.
They claim you can make these in 14 minutes with 2x4s, plywood and nails.
These sturdy, versatile and easy to build sawhorses from About.com are stackable.
This wide topped horse can also be used as a bench. The top is 5 1/2 inches wide.
There are two plans on this page. The instructions are a bit confusing but there are good diagrams.
Stable sawhorses due to the plywood bracing. These are lightweight and very strong.
Simple 2×4 Sawhorse with illustrations and instructions.
This 1991 design comes from Popular Mechanics. They are wide topped and stylish.
These 42in wide sawhorses are very attractive looking like a nice piece of furniture.
These horses are also stackable in addition to having a sacrificial piece at the top to replace as needed.
This has to be the one of the most attractive and probably the most complicated to build on the page.
These saw horses have a 16×48 inch top so they can double as a workbench.
Handyman Club has two designs on this page. One is a folding sawhorse and one is a wide topped stackable horse.
Family Handyman has three wooden sawhorses you can build on this page.
This sawhorse plan PDF is just an illustration with the dimensions and limited instructions.
A reprint from an early 1900 sawing trestle. Has some diagrams and instructions.
Nice plan with many construction pictures and a detailed tutorial.
This classic sawhorse has a 42in 2×6 ripped at a 13 degree angle for the top. So it’s a little harder to build than most.
One of my favorite designs using only 2x4s. Simple and fast to build.
Folding Sawhorse Plans
Folding Sawhorses make storage much easier if you have space constraints.
There are two plans here. One for a portable sturdy vice table and one for a folding sawhorse plan.
This folding saw horse has a removable roller that adds out feed support when you rip long boards
There is a plywood shelf on this sawhorse that adds stability and is a great place to store tools or supplies when working.
This angled folding sawhorse is very stable and strong. Author has great detailed plans for building these.
Knockdown Sawhorse Plans
Knockdown Sawhorses make storage and transportation to building sites much easier.
This beast is strong and allows you to knock it down for storage after your job.
A Simple Knock-down Sawhorse made from 1 x 4 in. pine. It is 36 inches wide.
Great simple knockdown horse with 3 legs to help with uneven ground.
Chainsaw Sawhorse Plans
Chainsaw or Log Sawbucks are generally more heavy duty and make cutting logs or limbs much safer.
This 80 pound beast will hold your logs well. The author used pressure treated lumber to build it.
Nice versatile, collapsible Sawbuck for supporting log or branches you need to cut up.
Interesting design using plywood, threaded rod and pvc pipe. You can make it as long as you like.
Very nice well laid out Saw Buck Plans with detailed instructions and 17 construction photos.
Stackable Sawhorse Plans
Stackable Sawhorses help you save space and most of us don’t have enough space around the house. 😉
Good plans with detailed construction photos and text. See PDF plan at bottom of his page also.
These are some light sawhorses but are a little complicated to make because of the cutting that need to be done.
These short sawhorses that are only 18 in. high. They could actually double as a bench with their 8 inch wide top.
These plans are well laid out with a tools and materials list, construction photos and 6 step-by-step instructions.
Other Sawhorse Plans
Here are some interesting non-traditional sawhorse designs that don’t easily fit into the other categories.
The author uses these to prop up full plywood sheets so he can rip them horizontally.
You could use these low sawhorses on top of your workbench. These plans use 2×4 lumber and some glue.
This saw bench plan is 18 1/2 inches high and 26 1/2 inches long. The plan is a ways down the page.
This sawhorse allows you to raise and lower the height by moving some dowel pins.
These Sawhorse Accessories can add additional functions to your classic sawhorse designs.
Use this cutting grid on top of your sawhorses to cut down full sheets of plywood.
This rack supports full or partial plywood sheets for cutting crosswise or lengthwise.
Simple space saving sawhorse worktable using cheap 2×6 boards. He uses 2x4s and sawhorse brackets for the legs.
A simple adjustable outfeeder roller to support those long boards you are ripping on your tablesaw.
Another roller plan that attaches to a sawhorse. Look at the illustration. The words on the page are not related to the images.