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

Featured Woodworking Plan

This crosscut table saw sled was featured in the Woodsmith Shop, Episode 403: Table Saw Jigs & Accessories.

Get the step-by-step plans to build this Precision Crosscut Sled: HERE

The lightweight sled design makes cutting large workpieces on the table saw a snap. The rock-solid fence ensures square cuts every time — with easy-to-adjust controls to make setup quick and simple. The versatile design lets you add various accessories, like a flip stop, ruler, and a box joint jig, and the adjustable, zero-clearance base means cleaner cuts with less chip-out for standard kerfs or dadoes. We’ve also included plans for building an optional fence extension to help with extra-long boards.


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.

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.

Japanese Hand Saw
RUITOOL Japanese Hand Saw 6 Inch Double Edge Sided Pull Saw

The woodworking tools that every shop needs — a Japanese Hand Saw. This 6 Inch Double Edge Sided Pull Saw by RUITOOL features a Ryoba SK5 Flexible Blade that provides flush cutting at 17 TPI Flush or rip & crosscuts with 14TPI. Comfortable Beech wood handle.

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