A unique design transforms a single piece of plywood into sturdy, versatile shop helpers.
A set of good sawhorses is an essential part of any workshop, but many sawhorse designs take up a lot of space. So we're always on the lookout for one that’s compact but still rugged enough for heavy use. The version you see here is tough to beat. The idea came from a space-saving folding chair design. Each one is cut from a single piece of 3/4" plywood and folds out into a solid A-frame shape. To set them up, swing out the short leg and flip up a shelf that locks onto horns in the long leg.
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What You Get:
- 4 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 11 full-color illustrations and photos
- Cutting diagram and patterns
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.