Woodworking Project Plans

A few woodworking project plans that can be made by the average handy person with a few hand tools. These are some of the projects I have made over the years, plus a few more woodworking project ideas.

Home Improvement Projects

Make a tall bookshelf with these wooden bookshelf plans.

I have made a few of these over the years. Here I am using melamine coated shelving boards.

This bookshelf design can be adapted to almost any size you want.

Workshop Project Plans

Everyone needs a sturdy workbench. This is my workbench that I designed and made, and you can download the free workbench plans.

The frame is laminated with stock timber, no machinery needed. Easy mortise and tenon joints even a beginner can make.

I needed to mount my Makita D-handle upside down, but I did not want the hassle of making a complete router table with all the bells and whistles. 

It has been designed to fit into a Black & Decker Workmate, but can also become a worktop wood router.

Looking for ideas for making sawhorse plans. This is a light duty folding sawhorse that would also make an elegant trestle table support.

Some of the most popular woodworking project plans for the neophyte.

In my small workshop, I need to move heavy things around to create enough space to work in. So I plan on making a mobile tool base for my workbench.

Gift Projects

Gift projects for the home, useful items you can make for friends and family.

How to make a spice rack for all seasons. An easy woodworking gift project that will prove to be very useful in the kitchen. 

Made with project wood, a jigsaw and an electric drill.

Read more about how you can make this woodworking gift project.

Make a pair of bookends. These plans are free to download. Easy scroll saw project, or use a jigsaw or a band saw if you have one.

Great gift for the home. Something to sell at craft markets.

Easy woodworking project with full size pattern.

I made this for the front of the house, and put some pot plans on it.

Easy to make DIY folding massage table from these free woodworking project plans.

I made with project timber using basic tools, including a staple gun for the upholstery.

Make this artist easel with these free artist easel plans.

A lightweight design that can be made by anyone with handyman skills. It can also be used as a display easel. 

I made this one from project timber using a hand saw and an electric drill.

The free plans include a cutting diagram and building guide.

Free display easel plans made from a few bits of scrap wood, a great gift project, handy for displaying frames photographs.

I made this wastepaper bin as a decoupage item using 6mm MDF. It was easy to make using a few hand tools.

Download the free woodcraft plans include step by step instructions with photos and diagrams.

Scroll Saw Woodworking

Toys and puzzles you can make with scrap or recycled wood.

A few free printable Christmas scroll saw patterns.

Have fun making Scroll saw puzzle patterns

Desktop rocking horse. A doll size version of my design Andy rocking horse.

Desktop motorcycle rocking horse. Another doll size rocking horse, this one in the style of a Vespa scooter.

Want something with wheels? Robust wooden toy motorbike plans includes a 4 wheel version.

Something you can make with a scroll saw using scrap wood.

Batman rides again. Another motorcycle scroll saw pattern.

Burr Puzzles

Make the seven pieces of the Soma cube puzzle with a hand saw and a mitre box.

Drive yourself and your friends crazy trying to form the original cube, or you can check one of the many  Soma cube solutions.

Make a 3 piece burr puzzle using similar technique to the Soma cube puzzle.

Vintage Woodworking Project Plans

The 24ft PM houseboat first published in Popular Mechanics December 1959.

More houseboat plans.

All the woodworking project plans found on this page are designed by me to be made with just a few basic woodworking tools, using project timber that is readily available in most hardware stores.

Woodworking Project Ideas

I had this crazy idea of turning a furniture trolley into a 3-wheel scooter. It does work, but it would work better if I had two 12 volt batteries and a more powerful electric motor.

Read more about my DIY electric scooter.

My adventures in 3D modelling with Sketchup. Some of these projects I have made, some are projects I would like to make, and some are simply 3D models I made to improve my skills in 3D modelling. At the time of writing, there are 41 models in the collection.