Hey there!  I just built the easiest sawhorses EVER!  Not only am I happy to give my knees and back a break from working on the garage floor, I’m doing it in Shanty style!

I built these cuties for $24 for the set and it took about an hour:)  If you have just started building, or you are like me and have been working on the garage floor for 2 years,  you NEED these bad boys!

saw horse bracketsI purchased 4 2×4’s at 8 ft. and 2 packages of WorkForce sawhorse brackets.  You can find these on the tool aisle with the sawhorses.  On the back, there is a chart that tells you the cuts to make based on the height you want.  I chose the 32″ cuts so I cut 10 at 32″ (5 for each sawhorse).

building a sawhorseAfter you make the cuts, you just slide a 2×4 in each side of the brackets and secure them with nails where the holes are…it’s that easy;)  If you do NOT want the brackets painted, I suggest painting the 2×4’s before assembling….I learned the hard way and had to tape them off.  The final step is attaching the top 2×4 and you just place it in the top opening of the brackets, pull the legs apart and hammer nails where the holes are!

spray paintTo finish, I sprayed two coats of Rust-Oleum Summer Squash all over…

silhouettethen cut a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo.  I picked a Moroccan print.  You can get stencils from any craft store if you do not have a Silhouette.

spray paint

how to spray paint a stencilI then picked Rust-Oleum Granite spray paint to paint the stencil down the outside of each leg.  I sprayed a very light mist, one time to get an unfinished rough look.  The 12×12 stencil was obviously not long enough to paint all at once so I just worked my way down, lining the stencil up with the pattern sprayed above it.

Mission accomplished!  1 hour and $24 later:)

easy sawhorse wood sawhorses

sawhorse brackets

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sawhorse plans make a sawhorse

It’s nice to have a little glam while you’re sweatin’ in your pj’s, building in the garage;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



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  1. Love these. This will be my next project (my first from Shanty 2 Chic). I’m glad to know I’m not the only one that builds in her pajamas.

    1. ⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?

      I’m obsessed with mine! I built my own using the plans at www. WoodworkPlans.info – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      Head on over to www. WoodworkPlans.info if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


  2. Those are easily the nicest saw horses I have ever seen … you won’t need to hide them in the darkest corner of the garage either! Love them!

  3. Ohmygosh Ashley, you are HILARIOUS! Did you really stencil your sawhorses?! HAHA!!-Love it!! They’re darling. You girls are too stinking cute!!! XOXO, the twins

  4. I’ve been building on my garage floor forever. My back hurts. LOL. I’ve been thinking about pink sawhorses for a few months now. I just have to build them. Thanks for the motivation and the super cute yet super functional post!

  5. How darn cute!! Makes working more fun. I use my husband’s–they are old and covered with many colors of stain and paint–but they work. I may have to have my own set of these cuties…

  6. These are great! I was literally just thinking today that we need to invest in sawhorses. I didn’t know you could just buy the brackets! Thanks for sharing and great job!

  7. Ashley love your sawhorses and I will join you in this build. I too have been on my garage floor for 2 years now (in my pjs too!) and my hips have finally said enough! These sawhorses will save our bodies so we can keep on building forever! Because the plans never stop coming (thanks to Ana).

  8. Love how a plain saw horse just won’t do. That is totally my way, too. I even try to glam my grocery list, so if I ever need a saw horse, you know what I’m doing!