10 Best Places To Find Free Woodworking Plans

One of the biggest struggles when trying to start a new project whether it be a planter box or an end table is finding some high-quality free woodworking plans that you can follow, let’s be honest if you are anything like me, you are probably not very good at shooting from the hip and it makes your life 10 times easier when you have some good plans to work with.

If you have been to my blog before you probably already know that I am always posting new woodworking plans that I find from around the web on my blog, so obviously you can use any of those, But if you can’t find what you are looking for here than there are plenty of other options that I outline below.

Most are free options but there are some paid options as well, And that is because you get what you pay for and at some point, you may decide you want to take your skills to the next level and that may require you to purchase some high-quality plans. But honestly even the paid options are very affordable and well worth the extra expense!

The list below is in no particular order, They are all great! as I find new resources I just keep adding them in!


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Ana-White is a full-time blogger that specializes in woodworking, she is always creating awesome projects and has detailed step by step instructions for every project on her website. In fact, I have built quite a few of her projects myself! I highly recommend checking out her blog and seeing what you can find!

Woodsmith Shop

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If you are looking for some really good free woodworking plans they got you covered, the only downfall is that they focus primarily on fine woodworking and furniture, So beginner woodworkers might struggle a little bit here, but it is still an excellent resource for woodworking plans, They also have a magazine and T.v show!

Ted's Woodworking Plans

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Ted’s Woodworking Plans Isn’t free, but it is very affordable and you get access to 16,000+ high-quality woodworking plans, I would say probably 50% of the projects I have built this past year have come from his plans. He has a HUGE selection and everything is organized fairly well so no matter what you are looking to build you can most likely find a great set of plans in his collection. I highly recommend signing up for his plans!

Popular Woodworking

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Popluar Woodworking has a large selection of free woodworking plans and projects that a beginner can tackle! They have amazing tutorials that will make your next project a breeze. Most of the projects are indoor furniture but they do have some outdoor woodworking projects as well! 

Start Woodworking

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This site has a pretty large selection of Free woodworking plans and is great for anyone who is into DIY, they also have tutorials on tool maintenance and a lot of other cool stuff! 

Ryans Shed Plans

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Ok here is another paid one. But honestly if you plan to build any kind of shed, now or in the near future you need to pick this up. They have over 12,000 shed plans to choose from with great and easy to follow instructions. You will not regret this one. 

Final Notes:

You can’t go wrong with any of the sites I listed above, Obviously the paid sites have a much larger selection and more detailed woodworking plans, but if you are a beginner you should probably pick a free plan to start with to make sure you enjoy the hobby before buying any plans. 

You may also like my post : 5 easy DIY raised planter beds for beginners


Budget Power Tools

Dewalt 20V Max Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Drill/Driver

Very Lightweight, Has Plenty Of Power And Will Be Sure To Get The Job Done, I Have Tried Almost Every Brand Of Cordless Drill And This Is By Far My Favorite. 

Genesis GMSDR1015LC 15-Amp 10-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Miter saws can get expensive pretty quickly if you go name brand, I personally use this saw in my shop and have been very impressed. It comes with all the fancy features but for half the price! . 


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