Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Jonathan Adler Inspired Sawhorse Dining Table

02.20.13 By //
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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Jonathan Adler Inspired Sawhorse Dining Table! Those of you who follow along on the FB Fanpage already know that this week I have teemed up with HomeSav to bring you a Look Book filled with Jonathan Adler style! And what better way to celebrate that style than to bring you a fresh new set of plans for a table of his that is no longer available but still oh so glorious… Yahoo… Xx…Rayan!

Estimated Cost 


Dimensions for This Project

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
  • 4 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 3 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 1 sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” screws
  • Edge banding for plywood, optional
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List 
  • 8 – 1×2 at 30-5/16” – Legs
  • 4 – 1×2 at 12-7/8” – Leg Base
  • 2 – 1×2 at 26-1/2” – Leg Lower Stretcher
  • 6 – 1×3 at 26-1/2” – Leg Stretchers, Top Frame & Supports
  • 2 – 1×3 at 55-1/2” – Top Frame
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 36” x 96” – Top

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Step 1 

Cut the pieces for the sawhorse legs and base. Cut the angles at the measurements shown – note that the angles are not cut at 45 degrees! Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the pieces as shown. Assemble using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Step 2 

Cut the pieces for the sawhorse stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end. Secure as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The lower stretcher will be centered on the sawhorse base with the pocket holes facing down.

Step 3
Step 3

Step 3 

Cut the pieces for the table top, top frame and supports. If using edge banding, it will be applied to the edges of the top before assembly. Drill pocket holes in one long edge of each piece (to attach to the top) as well as each end of two of the shorter pieces to make the frame. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Secure the frame and supports  to the bottom of the table top at the dimensions shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4

Step 4 

Place the table top on the sawhorses with the upper stretchers fitting into the space between the frame and supports. Secure the sawhorses in place using 2” screws through the inside of the frame

Finishing Instructions 

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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