3 Leg Sawhorse Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 3 leg sawhorse plans. Today’s project is brought to you by Jack @HowTospecialist.com. He designed this awesome and really easy to build 3 leg sawhorse. I think this is a great project for any shop so make sure you check it out. Don’t forget to take a look over Jack’s blog, as well. Make sure you check the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

 

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3 Leg Sawhorse Plans

Building a sawhorse

Building a sawhorse

 

  • A – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 27 1/4″ long LEG
  • B -4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 28″ long LEGS
  • C – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 34 1/2″ long I-BEAM

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How to build a 3 legged sawhorse

Building the I-beam

Building the I-beam

The first step of the project is to build the I-beam for the sawhorse. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and the assemble the I-beam together tightly. Center the middle slat to the top and bottom components. Add glue to the joints, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.

Building the legs

Building the legs

Build angled legs for the sawhorse from 2×4 lumber. Make a 15 degree cut to one end of the two legs.

Fitting the legs

Fitting the legs

Fit the legs to the I-beam. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws so you can lock the legs into place tightly.

Front leg

Front leg

Fit the third leg to the opposite end of the I-beam. Make sure the corners are square and drill pilot holes, before inserting it into place with 2 1/2″ screws.

3 leg sawhorse plans free

3 leg sawhorse plans free

This sawhorses are very sturdy and very cheap to build. If you are tight on space, this sawhorse is the right choice. However, you should remember that these sawhorses are not that easily stackable.

3 leg sawhorse plans

3 leg sawhorse plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.

 

 

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