18 Free Woodworking Plans

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    Make a Garden Planter Box

    Garden Planter Box
    Garden Planter Box. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Each of the images in this gallery shows a free woodworking plan available with step-by-step instructions. Some of these projects are suitable for beginners so that you can get building regardless of your skill set.

    In this set of free woodworking plans, you'll be taken step-by-step through building a garden planter box, including a plastic liner and drainage. These free woodworking plans come complete with measured drawings and a bill of material so you can build this woodworking project in...MORE your wood shop.​

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make Your Own Garden Planter Box.

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    Make an Oak Book Stand

    Oak Book Stand
    Oak Book Stand. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In this set of free woodworking plans, we take you step-by-step through building an oak book stand. These free woodworking plans come complete with measured drawings and a bill of materials so you can build this woodworking project in your wood shop.

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make Your Own Oak Book Stand.

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    Build a Circle Cutting Jig for Your Band Saw

    Band Saw Circle Cutting Jig
    Band Saw Circle Cutting Jig. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In this set of free woodworking plans, learn how to build a circle cutting jig for your band saw with you step-by-step instructions. These free woodworking plans come complete with measured drawings and a bill of materials so you can build this woodworking project in your wood shop.

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make Your Own Band Saw Circle Cutting Jig.

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    Build a Bamboo Wind Chime

    Bamboo Wind Chimes
    Bamboo Wind Chimes. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In this set of free cabinet plans, learn how to create a set of bamboo wind chimes. These free woodworking plans come complete with measured drawings and a bill of materials so you can build this woodworking project in your wood shop.

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make Your Own Bamboo Wind Chimes.

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    Play Washers in Your Back Yard

    Back Yard Washers Game
    Back Yard Washers Game. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In this set of free cabinet plans, learn step-by-step how to build a set of washers boxes, so you can play washers in your own back yard. These free woodworking plans come complete with measured drawings and a bill of materials so you can build this woodworking project in your wood shop.

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make Your Own Back Yard Washers Game.

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    Make a Portable Miter Saw Stand

    Portable Miter Saw Stand
    Portable Miter Saw Stand. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In this set of free cabinet plans, go step-by-step through building a portable miter saw stand, including stock supports. These free woodworking plans come complete with measured drawings and a bill of materials so you can build this woodworking project in your wood shop.

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Portable Miter Saw Stand.

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    Build a Bathroom Sink Cabinet

    Bathroom Sink Cabinet
    Bathroom Sink Cabinet. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Have a set of custom cabinets in mind for your new bathroom? In this set of free cabinet plans, learn step-by-step how to build a bathroom sink cabinet, complete with a deep drawer and storage compartment under the sink. These free woodworking plans come complete with measured drawings and a bill of material so you can build this woodworking project in your wood shop.

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make Your Own Bathroom Sink Cabinet.

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    Build Your Own Dovetailed Drawers

    Build Your Own Dovetailed Drawers
    Dovetailed Drawer Plans. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    One of the most fundamental skills of furniture making is building dovetailed drawers. In these free woodworking plans, you'll find the basics of building through dovetailed drawers. Follow along step-by-step through these free drawer plans.

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make Your Own Dovetailed Drawers.

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    Make a Wine Rack with a Built-in Wine Glass Rack

    Build a Wine Rack with Built-in Wine Glass Storage
    Wine Rack with Built-in Wine Glass Rack. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In this set of free woodworking plans, build a terrific wine rack that holds thirteen bottles of wine, but also has a built-in wine glass rack that will hold twelve of your favorite wine glasses right next to the wine. This is a fun woodworking project to build and includes a complete set of free woodworking plans, so you can build your own version of the wine rack with built-in wine glass rack.

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make Your Own Wine Rack with Built-in Wine Glass Rack.

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    Knick Knack Shelf Plans

    Build a Beautiful Knick Knack Shelf
    Knick Knack Shelf. (c) 2007 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Learn how to build a beautiful knick knack shelf for displaying all of your trophies, statuettes, china plates and other knickknacks. These free knick knack shelf plans include three shelves and some shaker pegs for hanging items such as ribbons beneath the shelves. This woodworking project uses classic joinery and few mechanical fasteners. You'll be able to show off not only your fine collectibles but your woodworking skills as well!

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Build Your Own Knick Knack...MORE Shelf.

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    Computer Monitor Riser

    Computer Monitor Riser
    Computer Monitor Riser. (c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In the interest of ergonomics, sometimes computer monitors need to be raised a few inches so that the user is looking straight ahead rather than downward. Instead of using a box or stack of phone books, build this neat hardwood computer monitor riser, equipped with two dovetailed storage drawers. The drawers are big enough to hold magazines or stacks of paper, and the entire unit will raise your monitors up over five additional inches in height!

    Step-by-Step Free Woodworking Plans to Make a Comput...MOREer Monitor Riser.

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    Hardwood Cutting Board

    Hardwood Cutting Board. (c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In these free woodworking plans, learn how to build a beautiful and useful maple cutting board. This woodworking project is the easy to build, yet the results are quite impressive. You'll show off your woodworking skills every time you use it in your kitchen!

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Build Your Own Hardwood Cutting Board.

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    Modular Wine Rack

    Wine Rack
    Modular Wine Rack. (c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    With these woodworking plans, learn how to build a very attractive modular wine rack. The best part of this woodworking project is the fact that the units are expandable. The more wine you have, the more racks you can add. Cheers!

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Build Your Own Modular Wine Rack.

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    Under-Window Bookcase

    bookshelf
    Under-window Bookcase. (c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    To build a bookcase, woodworkers use the same basic principles they would use when building cabinets. In these free bookcase plans, you'll learn how to make beautiful oak or pine bookcases while employing standard cabinet building techniques. 

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Build an Under-Window Bookcase.

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    Cabinets 101

    Build your own cabinets
    Cabinetry 101. (c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Cabinet design, whether for kitchen cabinets or utility cabinets for your garage, is based on some common principles. This article shows how to build some utility cabinets, but the design can be easily adapted to kitchen cabinetry. Build your own cabinets from these free woodworking plans.

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Build Your Own Cabinets.

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    Ultimate Sawhorses

    Build the Ultimate Sawhorses
    Ultimate Sawhoreses. (c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    As every carpenter or building contractor knows, a good set of saw horses is practically worth their weight in gold. They can be just as useful in the wood shop. It's hard to find a stronger set of saw horses than the ones you can make from these free woodworking plans. They're stackable, sturdy and two adults can stand on one of them comfortably.

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Build the Ultimate Wood Sawhorses.

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    Portable Shop Table

    Portable Wood Shop Table
    Portable Woodworking Table. (c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    As a woodworker, you can never have enough table or bench top space in the workshop. To help solve the problem, build a lightweight, portable workshop table that can be moved on built-in rollers and then dropped down onto the table's legs when in ​the position to keep it from moving. This is an easy and fun woodworking project to build. 

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Build a Portable Shop Table.

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    Featherboards

    Featherboards
    Featherboards. (c) 2006 Chris Baylor licensed to About.com, Inc.

    A feather board makes working with smaller stock on your table saw or router table much safer and simpler. These free woodworking plans will show you how to create your own feather boards.

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Make Your Own Featherboards.