3 Legged Sawhorse Plans

This step by step project is about 3 legged sawhorse plans. I have designed this sawhorse with three legs, so you can use it on the job site or in the shop. You should also check my other sawhorse designs, as the ideal solution would be to combine a few of these designs. This particular sawhorse is very sturdy and it will ease your work in the shop.

There are many designs and plans you could choose from, so you should take a look on more projects before starting the actual project. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a simple but sturdy design, this project might be the solution to your needs. Moreover, you could build all the components from 2×4 lumber, as to save both time and money. Make sure you check all the dimensions before making the cuts, otherwise the components might not fit together easily.

 

 

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3 Legged Sawhorse Plans

Building a 3 legged sawhorse

Building a 3 legged sawhorse

Materials

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

Tools

Tips

  • Pre-drill holes in the wooden components, before driving in the screws
  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts

Time

  • 1 hours

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Building a three 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. Center the top and bottom components to the middle 2×4 support. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the middle support.

Fitting the legs

Fitting the legs

Attach the 2×4 legs to the beams to one end. Drill four pilot holes through the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the beam.

Fitting the vertical leg

Fitting the vertical leg

Drill pilot holes through the vertical leg and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the beam. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Simple sawhorse plans

Simple sawhorse plans

This is an extremely sturdy sawhorse that any amateur woodworker needs in his shop. The main drawback of this design is that you can’t stack them properly, so if you build many of these, they will take a lot of space in your shop.

3 legged sawhorse plans

3 legged sawhorse plans

Last but not least, you have to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, you have to make sure all the screws are inserted properly and the whole structure is rigid.

Smart Tip: Fill the holes with a good filler, let it dry out and sand the wooden surfaces with 120-grit sandpaper. Vacuum the residues and apply several coats of protective paint.

 

 

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