How to build a sawhorse table

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a sawhorse table. If you are looking for an unique design for your kitchen table, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to these plans, as our project might suit your needs and tastes. Work with attention and with great care and plan every aspect of the construction project, if you want to get a professional result.

On the other hand, you should make sure the materials used for the project are in a great condition and have a nice finish. Therefore, cedar, redwood or pine are great choices, especially if you are willing to invest in the project a decent amount of money. Don’t forget that you should adjust the size and the design of the table, as to match the style of the furniture and to fit within your budget.

It is also a good idea to take a look over the rest of the projects featured on our site, as there might be other designs that could suit your needs. Work with attention and plan every step of the project as to prevent potential issues. Gather all the tools from the very beginning and ask a skilled friend to assist you if you don’t have an extensive expertise in the field of woodworking.

 

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Sawhorse table plans

Building a sawhorse table

Building a sawhorse table

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 27 3/4” long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 23 1/2” long, 4 pieces – 8 1/2″, 1 piece – 59″ long FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 38 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • D – 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 84” long TABLETOP 

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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How to build a sawhorse table

Building the tabletop

Building the tabletop

 

The first step of the home project is to build the tabletop. As you can easily notice in the image, we recommend you to lay the 2×6 boards on a level surface and to secure them to two wooden supports.

Smart Tip: Apply waterproof glue between the boards in order to create a rigid structure. Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the slats. Cut both ends of the supports in a decorative manner.

 

Building the legs

Building the legs

 

The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the legs to the tabletop. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to cut the ends of the 2×6 slats at about 10 degrees (you can easily adjust the angle to fit your needs). Drill pocket holes at one end of the slats and lock them into place with galvanized screws and waterproof glue.

 

Attaching the braces

Attaching the braces

 

Continue the project by building the braces and locking them into place. Cut the components at the right size and lock them between the legs, as shown in the plans. Use screws and glue to secure the braces into place.

 

Fitting the stretcher

Fitting the stretcher

 

Although this step is optional, we strongly recommend you to consider adding a stretcher to the sawhorse table. Cut the component at the right size and attach it between the sides of the table with screws. Drilling pocket holes would enhance the rigidity of the structure and help you build a table with a neat look.

 

How to build a sawhorse table

How to build a sawhorse table

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the arbor bench.

 

 

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