Folding Sawhorses

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Project by medsker posted 02-25-2013 02:06 AM 38842 views 19 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been needing some sawhorses for a long time. After looking around I thought these would be plenty sturdy and I would be able to store them away easy enough since they fold up. I used Wood Magazine plans from, but used 2X4’s instead of 1 bys. A practical addition to my shop.

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 02:15 AM

That looks so simple, even I can handle building a set of those…thanks for sharing a great idea

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 10:11 AM

Looks kdc68 and myself will be busy as a result of your impressive work!!


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#3 posted 02-25-2013 12:11 PM

I may have to make a couple of those. I made a pair of the shop dog horses a while back, I love the versatility of them but I do find them a little cumbersome to fold up. I think a pair of those would compliment my shop dogs. I agree with your use of 2×4 legs they look great.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 12:15 PM

I built a set of these about 6 months ago. I remembered seeing them in a magazine some time before that but couldnt find the mag, so I did it from memory. Mine are so much like what you have built, so I imagine it was probably the same mag.

Good job, they are VERY handy and will certainly outlast those cheap plastic ones I got at BigLots

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 05:20 PM

OK, I need a pair of these! Can someone provide a plan or a mag I can search for. These things look fantastic! Nicely done!

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#6 posted 02-25-2013 11:31 PM

Those look very nice!

I was just looking for a set of folding sawhorses yesterday, and was totally unimpressed by the quality and price of what’s available to purchase, so decided to make my own as well.

I see how the bottom shelf folds up, very clever. I’m unsure how your top board is attached and what mechanism allows the legs to fold while still being attached to the top. Do you have any pictures from the side, or underneath the top?

-- Aaron

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#7 posted 05-23-2018 10:10 PM

Those look great simply and effective, jus up my street.

Thank you for sharing it with us and for inspiring me.

-- Just a guy in a shed

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