Our Woodworking Plans Library

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 forworkbenches, 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.

Woodworking in the News

 
Retiree turns his woodworking skills to crafting urns
The Hawk Eye · Burlington, IA
It wouldn’t be a bad way to spend eternity — a forever repose in a quiet scenic burial ground or a place of honor on the family fireplace mantle, all the while tucked away in a burial urn carefully crafted by West Burlington’s John Hunerdosse.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Woodworking a family tradition
The Shawnee News-Star · Shawnee, OK
Since time immemorial, craftsmen across the world put their skills to use shaping wood into items that often outlive their creators. Coming from the forests of the Great Lakes region, skilled Potawatomi woodworkers passed their talent from generation to generation.
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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.
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West Virginia man finds second career on TV pursuing woodworking
CULLODEN, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH)
Jerill Vance, a West Virginia native who retired nearly 10 years ago has decided to take up a second career in woodworking. He is now the host of “Appalachian Heritage Woodshop,” a six-part series that airs every Saturday on West Virginia PBS.
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After years of military service, Navy veteran turns to woodworking
Columbine Courier · South Jefferson County, Colorado

Discharged from the military after nearly a decade of service in the Navy, this sailor bounced around, trying the construction management program at Arapahoe Community College and the advanced remodeling and carpentry program at Red Rocks Community College. Ultimately, he landed in the woodworking program at Red Rocks and fell in love.
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