Saw Horse Plans

A collection of free sawhorse plans to download and print.

Easier to build that the traditional workbench, a pair of sawhorses is often our very first project. You can choose to make it as simple or as complicated as you want. If something is worth doing, it is worth doing well.

Not only wil you be making something useful that will serve you for years to come, it can be a project that you will be proud of and can be handed down for generations.

It is the unsung hero of the woodshop, something we all take for granted and wish we had when they are not available.

In the pursuit of the perfect saw horse, I've never met one I didn't like. They have more functions than you could shake a stick at.

Classic Sawhorse Designs

Sturdy sawhorse design features half lap joints for extra strength. Free to download and print. PDF file size 320 Mb.

A fine example of the traditional saw bench featuring traditional joinery. 

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Stackable Sawhorse Plans

As useful as a collection of sawhorses are, they do tend to take up a lot of space in your workshop.

Download a print ready PDF copy of these stackable sawhorse plans from Fine Woodworking 

The plans show a jig to cut the angles on a table saw. This will ensure all angles are the same.

For a more challenging project, download these plans from 

The plans are free, the only thing they want from you is a subscription to their free woodworking tips mailing list.

An essential tool for making this project is a router fitted with a flush trim cutting bit. 

To make the best use of this method you need to mount the router upside down in a router table. I made a simple version for my D-handle router.

Simple, sturdy, stackable from What more could you want? 

Knock Down Sawhorse Plans

Free knock-down sawhorse plans from 

Save even more space. The author used 1x4 pine.

More Saw Horse Plans


Free saw horse plans for the cheapest, ugliest, most functional sawhorse you will ever build. 

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