Free Woodworking Plans - Let's Get Building!
Your source for woodworking plans since 2002!
The Woodworking Plan Finder features links to thousands of free
woodworking plans arranged in nearly 300 categories. This includes plans for
bird houses, bookshelves, coffee tables, computer desks,
decks, dining chairs and
tables, entertainment centers, file cabinets, garden benches and bridges, gazebos,
kid's furniture, kitchen stools, storage racks, picture frames,
wooden toys and puzzles, yard art, and kitchen
And make sure you check out the selection of plans for the woodshop -
woodworking jigs, workbenches, woodshop storage cabinets, tool boxes, tool
tables, and many other woodshop accessories.
Plans for Sale
The focus of Woodworking Plan Finder
is free plans but our site also features oodles of plans for sale from
some of the top plan names in the business. These professional grade
plans include material lists, photos, cutting diagrams, and detailed
instructions. Some even include full-scale templates.
Woodworking Plan Buyer's Guide
We've put together a short buyer's guide for purchasing commercial
woodworking plans. It includes tips on finding a plan, recognizing a quality plan, what to watch out
for when buying a plan, free versus fee plans, about the major plan
suppliers, and lots more.
Free versus fee plans - How free plans typically differ from for
sale plans and why to choose one over the other.
Finding and buying plans - Tips on searching and buying plans online
including some Googling strategies for finding plans.
Selecting a plan - Tips on selecting a plan, what to look for in a
quality plan, and examples of good and not so good plans.
The major plan suppliers - Overviews of the companies behind the
plans and comments about their plans.
Woodworking plan gotchas - Some gotchas to beware of when buying a
plan and ways to improve your chances of not getting stuck with a lemon.
Recommended Woodworking Plan Books
Designing and Building Cabinets
Whether for a
kitchen, built-in storage or an elegant hutch, there are many ways to
build a cabinet. In this book, Fine Woodworking contributors share their
favorite methods for managing and building case pieces, including many
ways to construct doors and drawers. An in-depth look at sheet goods
like plywood and MDF show how these materials can save both time and
money in any cabinet project.
You Can Build
By Joseph Hurst-Wajszczuk.
Improve your skills while enjoying your time in the shop. This
book is written especially for those who can't devote all hours
of their day to woodworking. Geared for real people - those who
want to improve hand tool and machine skills, but not willing to
embark on a seven year apprenticeship - this book is designed to
help you enjoy your time in the shop