10 Free Printable Woodworking Plans for You to Download (.PDF)
People who like to work with their hands often don’t want to do it by the comfortable glow of a computer browser window of a phone screen. They prefer things that are real, like wood. Paper, also. That is, paper with plans printed on them. It might be a bit old fashioned, but we get it and even like it. People who like working with their hands for fun tend to be a bit old fashioned.
It can be hard to find woodworking projects on the Internet to suit these people. While there are project plans for just about everything from DIY wine racks to bunk beds and even arbors, finding one that you can download can be something of a chore.
So, we hunted some down for you. It’s a variety of different projects. We included furniture and ornamentals and storage stuff. The thing that connects them all together is that you can download them, either because the page is in a .pdf format or because there’s a link to open them in .pdf format. Once you finish these, here’s hoping you move on to find new and exciting projects.
1. Locking Rabbet Joints
The Locking Rabbet joints plans from Woodsmith Plans teach you two important techniques for creating corner joints that work well in many projects. These strong joints are perfect for dresser drawers and boxes, and the plans show you how to create lipped and flush joints and explain when to use each.
2. Rolling Ottomon
The Rolling Ottoman by Rockler is a fantastic project that helps you create an attractive and durable place to store your extra clothes, bedding, toys, and other objects in your home. The project is not difficult to build and rolls on wheels when complete.
3. Biscuit Basket
The Biscuit Basket is brought to us by Just Patterns, and it’s a lot easier to complete than it looks. This plan teaches you some important basket weaving skills and results in an attractive basket perfect for picnics and Easter. The materials are easy to get, and it doesn’t require any special tools.
4. Stackable Tool Totes
The Stackable Tools Totes plans from Woodsmith Plans provide you with a fun to create project that results in a good place to store your screws and other small hardware. It’s stackable, and you can expand it to any size you need. It’s easy to build and doesn’t require any special tools.
5. Clothes Pin Basket
The Clothes Pin box is an elegant and simple project from The Woodcrafter that reminds us of old fashioned America. If you still use a clothesline, this box will beat anything you can purchase at the store, and it will only take you a few hours to make if you have the tools.
6. Floating Shelves
The Floating Shelf project from Rockler is easy to complete and demonstrates how to add concealed brackets. The concealed brackets provide support for the shelves making it look like the shelves are floating and add storage space to your home. This project requires a minimum number of tools, and you can complete it in a few hours.
7. Duck Basket
The Duck Basket by 3D Warehouse is sure to be a fan favorite of woodworkers and their friends who see it. It’s deceptively easy, and only requires a few angled cuts and a few hours to build and stain. There’s plenty of room for storing odds and ends in your home or tools by the water or garden.
8. Sanding Block
One of the best things you can build with your woodworking tools is more tools. This downloadable plan brough to you by Woodsmith Plans shows you how to make a relatively simple sanding block that will rival any commercial blocks you already have. New woodworkers will also get a nice introduction to curved cuts and other important building basics.
9. Paint Stick Basket
The Paint Stick Basket by Basic-Build.com is an easy build made almost entirely from ordinary paint sticks. These sticks usually cost pennies, and there is a good chance you already have some lying around the house. Stain or paint will really make the basket stand out when finished.
10. Bar Tools and Rack
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