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Get started with a great new hobby or craft. Or, advance your existing skills. These how-to guides and simple woodwork projects and home improvement plans should help. They are all offered by woodwork pros and top publishers. Click on the links below or scroll down this page to find just what you need.

Free Woodwork Project Plans for Beginners. Choose from dozens of simple designs from top woodworkers and publishers. Free Wood Finishing Guides - Learn how to get professional quality finishes on all of your woodwork and home improvement projects. Download Hundreds of Free, DIY Woodwork Plans and Wood Finishing Guides

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Free Woodwork Lessons and Tips

Learn the Basics of Woodworking's guide to woodworking, by Chris Baylor, will help you learn the basic (and some advanced) skills necessary to improve your abilities as a woodworker.

Sawdust Making 101  This informative website is an online guide to just about everything that a beginning woodworker needs to know. It offers simple projects, free plans, shop jigs and a woodworking glossary. It explains tools and how to use them. It has information on wood types and how and why to select each.

Woodwork Joinery Lessons  Learn how to work with wood cabinetry joints with these articles from Extreme How-To Magazine.

Tools and Techniques for Your Woodwork Projects from Canadian Home Workshop Magazine  Sixty one informative articles and videos will guide you to the best methods of handling all of your projects. Learn how to choose, glue, join, sand and finish wood. Know just which tools you'll need for your workshop.

Free Woodworking and Wood Finishing Guide Books  Learn how to create beautiful pieces of furniture and unique wooden accessories. Create gifts that your loved ones will cherish. Find out just how to finish, stain, "antique" or paint any wooden surface. Learn how to improve your home with carefully crafted moldings and built-ins that you do yourself. Woodworking is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby. It can also be a profitable sideline craft or retirement business. Get started today with great guidebook lessons.



Do It Yourself Sloar Panel and Wind Turbine Building Plans

Enjoy Free Energy Forever  Get free electricity from the sun and wind. Learn how to build and use your own inexpensive wind turbine generators and solar panels. Download an illustrated, step-by-step manual and watch easy-to-follow video instructions. Everything comes with a money-back guarantee.

Learn How to Save With Solar and Green Living Projects that You Can Build Yourself Download do-it-yourself plans and illustrated, step-by-step instructions that will let you build your own solar hot water heaters, photo voltaic panels, wind turbines, solar showers, solar heated hot tubs and more. One easy and inexpensive download does it all.


Free Woodwork Project Plans and Guides for Beginners

Beginner Project Plans   Popular Mechanics Magazine offers dozens of great free project plans and how-to guides online. The ones we've selected are a little simpler that most and don't require sophisticated workshop tools. Try one yourself. Follow the instructions carefully. They'll lead you through each of the steps to a beautiful project.

Free Furniture Plans from Amateur Woodworker Magazine  This online magazine, that is aimed at amateur woodworkers, offers an archive of easy-to-build woodworking plans. Included with each project are all of the plans necessary as well as a detailed how-to lesson on completing the piece.

MinWax Project Plans  To give you good reasons to use their great finishes, the MinWax Company created a line of woodwork project plans. They offer them for free with material lists, instructions, assembly diagrams, finishing options and safety tips. Anyone can use the plans, but they are perfect for woodworkers who are just getting started at the craft. Each project is a full lesson in necessary skills.

Small Woodwork Project Plans from Canadian Home Workshop Magazine  Create gifts, home accessories and practical small tools with these easy, illustrated project guides.

Starter Woodwork Projects from Extreme How-To Magazine  Use these easy, free project plans and step-by-step guides from Extreme How-To Magazine to get started on your new woodworking hobby.

350 Wood Shop Projects  Download 1,600 pages of great project plans and do-it-yourself woodwork guides for free. Find a variety of small projects that make perfect gifts or craft-fair products: wooden clocks, puzzles, kitchen accessories, jewelry boxes, duck decoys, bowls, toys, children's furniture, rocking horses, home furnishings and more.

24 Free Woodwork Project Plans  and  7 Free Wooden Kitchen Accessory Project Plans  Build simple shop furniture, planters, a wind chime, wine racks, storage units, kitchen projects and more with free plans and step-by-step instructions from




Free Wood Finishing Guides

MinWax How-To Wood Finishing Lessons  Wood finishing can be fun and easy. MinWax will guide you through the process including preparing the wood, choosing the proper applicator, and applying traditional and one-step finishes. Beautiful results can be obtained easily if you prepare the wood surface to accept a finish, "troubleshoot" before application to minimize problems during the finishing process, and use high-quality wood finishing products.

Wood Finishing Lessons from Extreme How-To Magazine  Learn the tricks to perfect finishes for your woodwork projects or around the house with these free guides. Get help with refinishing furniture, antiquing techniques, painting cabinets and more.

Learn the Basics of Wood Finishing's guide to woodworking, by Chris Baylor, will help you learn the basic (and some advanced) skills necessary to improve your abilities as a woodworker. Wood finishing articles include sanding techniques, staining, painting, gel coating, shellacs, polyurethane finishes, and hand-rubbed lacquer finishes.



Free Rockler Woodwork Tools, Supplies and Plans Catalog

Free Woodwork Project Plan, Tool, Hardware and Supply Catalog  The Rockler Woodworking and Hardware catalog features over 150 pages of great woodworking plans, hard-to-find hardware, products, tools, veneers, supplies, how-to videos and guide books. Just click through to order your free copy today.


Free Home Improvement Woodwork Guides

Wood Molding Guides  Learn how to install perfect moldings on cabinets and on any room in your home with the help of these free lessons from Extreme How-To Magazine.

DIY Kitchen Work Island Plans  This kitchen island combines harvest table charm with uptown style. It's a counter-height work-station with drawers, a pullout waste bin, a storage shelf and a drop-leaf top. Get plans and step-by-step instructions for building your own from Popular Mechanics Magazine.

Home Project Plans from Extreme How-To Magazine  Extreme How-To magazine provides the latest information on tools, techniques and home-improvement technology for the handyman. Their free how-to lessons will help you build fireplace mantles, library shelves, storage units, cabinets and more.

Home Project Plans - Free Plans and Guides from Lee's Wood Projects  At you'll find dozens of free how-to guides and plans for all sorts of woodworking projects for your home. Among the dozens of free project plans you'll find shelves, storage units, a Lazy Susan, practical kitchen projects, bulletin boards, CD holders, key racks and much more.

Free Kitchen Accessory Plans and Home Storage Project Plans Learn how to build a breakfast bar, a knife block, a paper towel holder, a wooden garbage can and more with easy free plans from Amateur Woodworker Magazine




Kids' Project Plans

Projects for Kids: Free Plans and Guides from Lee's Wood Projects  Build fun, DIY projects with or for your favorite kids: Wooden Rocking Horse; Wooden Playhouse Bookcase; How to Build a Wooden Toy Box; Baby Cradle Plans; How to Build a Time Out Bench; How to Build a Step Stool; Birdhouse Plans

16 Free, DIY Baby Furniture Project Plans  Build a wooden cradle, crib, high chair and changing table for your baby with the help of a free plans list created by


Children's Wooden Furniture and Games offers woodworking tools, hardware and great how-to-advice. Their free do-it-yourself woodwork project plans include many simple projects that you can build with and for your kids: Bean Bag Game; Kid's Bench; Bird Feeder; Bunk Beds; Cribs & Highchairs; Kid's Desk; Dollhouse Plan; Step Stool; Toy Box; Treasure Chest

Kids' Project Plans and Toy Boxes  To give you good reasons to use their great finishes, the MinWax Company created a line of beautiful furniture and woodwork project plans. They offer them for free as instant download plans with material lists, instructions, assembly diagrams, finishing options and safety tips.



Candlewood Workshop Plans

Instant Workshop, Hobby Shop, Studio and Wood Shop Plans  Wouldn't all of your projects be much easier if you had a sheltered place to work, with room for all of your tools and work tables, and storage space for your supplies? Now, you can build any of dozens of great designs for workshops, woodshops, one, two, and three car workshop garages, hobby shops, car barns and backyard studios with detailed construction drawings that you can print, right now, from your computer. Get your plans today for just $29. The plans have a no-nonsense, no-question, money-back guarantee. Click to see photos and illustrations, floor plans, customer recommendations and more information before you buy.


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Free Outdoor Furniture and Backyard Project Plans: Here are hundreds of the best woodwork project plans for furnishing your porch, patio, deck or garden. You'll find picnic tables, garden benches, Adirondack furniture, barbecue tables, poolside lounges and much more. There's even a unique selection of DIY outdoor furniture that folds up for easy storage.

Free Woodwork Projects and Wooden Furniture Plans: Choose from thousands and thousands of illustrated, step-by-step project plans and build furnishings for every room in your home, and for your woodshop.

Free Hobby Shop Plans  Free Garage Workshop Plans  Find plans to help you build the perfect wood shop for your hobby or business. Check out our lists of practical and unusual designs.

Free Building Plans

Free Building Plans  Help yourself to hundreds of plans for sheds, barns, garages, workshops, cabins, cottages, solar homes and backyard structures, offered for free by some of the Internet's top designers and publishers. Then, check out our lists of thousands of free, do it yourself home improvement and backyard project plans too.

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