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Does anyone know of any good free wood working plans or sites out there? I am a beginner wood worker and want to start working on stuff for my daughters, wife and house.



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Hi Chris,

Popular woodworking has a website which has free plans. They also have an "I can do that" section for beginners and an "I can do that" manual too. It's the best 2 mins I've spent on the internet. After a few years of woodworking, I still go back to that manual sometimes and have a read through.

Thanks  mo khan, I didn't know about the Woodworking manual. Anyone could benefit from this free book.Great find.


free wood working plans

I found this site to offer free wood working plans. 

Hi Chris,

              2 places to try are or Under magazines you will find American Woodworker. You can read all the back issues for free. There are plans, tips and tool reports.

             Hope this helps you


kreg has few good plans for free on there page . check it out has some good and easy for the beginner. is another good site.
I suggest Ana White, she is a member here also

Here are the Google books links for a couple of the magazines that have been mentioned...

American Woodworker, 1989-1999:

Issue 72 has an article on pocket screw jigs, a Kreg product got the best buy award!

Popular Mechanics, 1905-2005:

I am as well some what a beginner l type into google search,  different key word phrases like free plans for toy boxes or l may type free step by step plans to make toy boxes just keep doing this until find what l am looking for. Hope this helps you.


Have you found the answer to your problem? Try this one I quite sure it can help you a lot. 


 My personal favorite is free woodworking It has 1000 or more plans from A-Z. It also has plans for workshops and wood working jigs and other things. Try it out you could get great ideas from there.

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