Beginner Woodworking Plans

We now have a Facebook and YouTube pages to help you on the journey to wood working. And it gives me something useful to do when the shop goes quiet. Here's a link to our YouTube video page. We'll keep adding videos as we get time. Remember always: the best way to get good at something is to do it.

We've found so-called beginner woodworking plans to be overly detailed, written in a language we don't understand, and calling for tools we didn't know existed.

We're more the type that enjoys figuring things out, making something fit our needs, and getting things done. We work from ideas more than drawings but are quick to draw things out when making a plan. there's just not a lot of detail to begin with because we often don't know enough to ask the right questions.

Once you get a few projects under your belt, your new-found knowledge will allow you to handle more detailed plans and planning. Be sure to check out projects page for a look at some of the projects that continue to come our way and help hone our skills.

This nice table stand was made for a customer with a specific space to fill. Though that sounds exotic, most spaces/needs are similar enough to follow some typical design parameters. This piece was made in a few hours out of pine, but could be modified in any number of ways.

We made our small bookshelf out of English walnut, but you can follow this plan using any wood you like. This project is best approached with a table saw, but it's a really straight forward beginner woodworking plan and produces a terrific, practical piece.

Here's a great beginner woodworking project. This wood mailbox is made from scrap materials and can be made in a couple of hours with simple tools. You can even get the kids involved with assembly and painting.

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A classic design, this wine cabinet will wow your friends and family. It all starts with a basic plywood box...

Plywood cabinets follow similar design and construction processes. By adjusting the dimensions, you can make just about anything.

Kids Woodworking Projects includes two useful projects for children. A banana stand and small toolbox teach valuable lessons to youngsters eager to gain a little experience with hand tools.

Our guitar rest plans have proven to be popular and we now have a basic drawing and some helpful hints online to help you create one of your very own. Once you get these down, they make great gifts or craft faire items.

Wood music stands attract the eye, perform a function, and are quite interesting to build. With some patience, a basic drawing, and a few tools, you can build your own music stand. This project requires some skills to complete, but isn't over the head of a beginning woodworker looking to stretch a little.

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