Free Woodworking Plans on the Internet

For the novice and skilled woodworker alike, finding a woodworking plan that strikes one's fancy is often the first step toward completing a new project. While one may not instantly associate the Internet with woodworking, the fact is the Internet is a viable source for free woodworking plans if you know where to look.

From beds and bedroom furniture to chicken coops, offers a large variety of free woodworking patterns with step-by-step instructions complete with photos. claims to be the Internet's original and largest source for free woodworking plans and projects. offers more than 9,000 woodworking projects from which to choose. Although the site offers free woodworking plans and projects, it also offers woodworking plans for purchase. offers a free membership that allows users to customise browsing preferences and save projects for later use.

Minwax is well known for its line of wood stains. The Minwax website also offers woodworking plans for the beginner, intermediate and advanced woodworking craftsman. The projects are grouped by skill level and the plans are downloadable. Plans range from basic shelves and magazine racks to tables and desks.

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Geoff Hineman has been a professional writer since 2001. His work has appeared in Dodge Magazine, The Ann Arbor Paper and online. Hineman holds a Master of Arts in writing from Northern Michigan University.