There are several websites that offer free woodworking patterns and plans, including sites by Fine Woodworking and Wood Magazine. Fine Woodworking provides plans for various types of furniture, and Wood Magazine's plans include step-by-step instructions for items from furniture to gifts.
Free woodworking patterns and plans can offer a hobbyist expense-free advice for projects. On both the Fine Woodworking and the Wood Magazines sites, individuals can download plans to their personal computers for viewing and/or printing.
The Fine Woodworking site has specific plans that are free as they also offer paid membership. Free plans include items such as kitchen accessories, projects for kids and Shaker-style furniture. On Wood Magazine's website, they offer plans designed for using specific tools and even a specific section for easy-to-build plans.