Our Woodworking Plans Library

Woodworking plans & videos

Our catalog of plans has hundreds of the best DIY woodworking project plans from Woodsmith, ShopNotes and Workbench magazines… all for immediate download. You will find furniture plans for every room in your home, plans for workbenches, shop storage, and easy-to-build gifts.

A sampling from our woodworking plans library:

Steam Locomotive
Building a model using some common tools is guaranteed to improve your fine motor skills. And the result can’t be beat.

Lattice Panel Serving Tray
This handsome project serves up lessons in traditional joinery, but it’s the eye-catching panel that makes up the main course.

Shaker-Style Workbench
This traditional design is as useful today as it was 200 years ago. It has all the features you need for building great projects.

Dual Tool Workstation
This tool station pulls double duty by serving as a planer stand as well as a miter saw station – complete with extension wings and fences.

Women in Woodworking

Fine Art in Furniture: The Woodworking of Laura Kishimoto

photo of Laura Kishimoto working in her studio

It’s easy to create a false dichotomy between fine art and design, between form and function or even between art and science. But for Denver-based furniture and object designer Laura Kishimoto, it is the intersection and overlap of these worlds that allow her to create her bold, dramatic and beautifully organic pieces. READ MORE

Woodworking in the News


Bucks Co. Community College Gets Grant For Woodworking Program
Patch Media – New Town, PA
Bucks County Community College officials announced that it has landed a $100,000 grant to support the fine woodworking program in the arts department.

Iconic manufacturer launches new woodworking machine line
Woodworking Network
South Bend, a more than century-old company known for its metalworking machines, has announced a new line of industrial grade woodworking machines.
Canadian teen turns a passion for woodworking into a business
GuelphToday.com · Guelph Ontario
James Russell has done something few teenagers are able to do at the best of times, never mind during a pandemic. The 17-year-old Russell has turned a passion for woodworking into a business, Sawdust and Steel Woodworking, spending hours in his homemade shop at his family’s east Guelph home making one-of-a-kind charcuterie boards, cutting boards and tables.
Meet Makoto Imai master Japanese Woodworker
The Seattle Times · Pacific Northwest Magazine · Seattle WA
Makoto (he’d prefer we call him Makoto) is a true master craftsman of traditional Japanese woodworking and construction. He uses no nails, no bolts, no screws — just precisely aligned, gorgeous joinery, and hand tools carrying 8,000 years of history that he brought from Japan.
Maine prison inmates learn fine woodworking skills, forge marketing niche
MaineBiz · Portland, Maine
An outreach program is giving a small group of inmates at the Maine State Prison, in Warren, a chance to learn fine furniture making skills and to create a unique market beyond the prison walls.

Building quality custom furniture the old fashioned way
The Reflector · Battle Ground, WA
Some of the popular sellers are the stove top cutting boards, custom boxes, and dog kennels. They offer all kinds of wood types, from straight pine to walnut, and even some unique woods like purple heart or bloodwood.