Websites that provide free plans for woodworking projects include Popular Woodworking Magazine, Free Woodworking Plan.com and Minwax. These websites feature free plans for a variety of items, including furniture, bird houses, jewelry boxes and garden boxes.
In addition to free woodworking project plans, Popular Woodworking Magazine also features tips and advice for choosing the right wood type, advanced woodworking techniques and advice for staining wood surfaces. This website provides instruction for both beginner and advanced woodworkers. To access free woodworking plans, website visitors must provide a valid email address to receive the magazine's newsletter.
Free Woodworking Plan.com lists free woodworking plans by category. Each project includes a short description and a link to plans. New plans and project ideas are added on a regular basis from a variety of DIY websites.
Minwax also lists free woodworking plans by category, but also includes parts and materials lists, cutting lists, finishing options and safety tips for each project. The woodworking projects featured on the website include shelving, desks and storage.
Each website provides images of completed projects, step-by-step instructions and additional information to help woodworkers during the building process. Instructions include dimensions of all wood pieces, along with detailed sketches that demonstrate how each piece fits together.