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We have so many free woodworking plans on the site, that it is so hard for a new visitor to browse through all the plans. That is why, we decided to make a short list with our most popular projects on this site. Even if it might look intimidating at first, our detailed plans and step by step instructions make it really easy for anyone.

Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

 

Why build?

Woodworking is one of those activities that stimulates your creativity and gives you self confidence. As any other hobby, you should start with basic projects so you get accustomed with the skills and then move to more challenging projects. If you have a stressful life or you are just looking for an activity to help you bond with your family or friends, doing DIY projects is the ideal choice.

Not to mention that you can add value to your house while keeping the costs down. You really can save a lot of money by choosing to build your own furniture or outdoor structures.  There are so many success stories on my blog shared by DIY-ers like you and me. They chose to take up the plunge and start building. You can see their projects HERE.

 

Tools you’ll need in getting started

Although buying the tools you will need will represent an investment in the beginning, if you keep building projects you will find it one of the most profitable things you have ever done. Each new project mean saved money and joy to your life. If you have a garage or a small workshop, you have a really solid starting point for building projects.

Basically, as you beginner you will need the following tools: a drill, an impact driver, a miter saw and a sander. With these tools you can cut, join and finish wood as a professional. If you want to save time and improve the quality of your work you can upgrade and buy yourself a pocket hole jig, a router, a thickness planer and a table saw. I have created a complete guide with tool recommendations and reviews HERE, so you make an informed decision.

 

1. Firewood Shed

Firewood shed plans

Firewood shed plans

This is by far our most popular project on the site. Build this sturdy firewood shed that can store up to 1/2 cords of wood.

 

2. Planter bench

Planter bench plans

Planter bench plans

This planter bench will enhance the look of any front porch or patio.

 

3. Pizza Oven

Outdoor pizza oven plans free

Outdoor pizza oven plans free

Build this beautiful pizza oven in your backyard to add value to your property and to create a great conversation piece.

 

4. Workbench

Workbench plans free

Workbench plans free

Any diy-er needs a proper workbench for accurate cuts and to save time when assembling the project.

 

5. 12×16 Shed

12x16 Barn Shed Plans

12×16 Barn Shed Plans

Enhance the storage space with this beautiful barn shed. The best thing is that you can even create a loft.

 

6. Strawberry tower

Strawberry tower plans

If you like strawberries and you have a limited space in your garden, this tower is the must have project for you.

 

7. Large dog house

Large dog house plans

Large dog house plans

Build a nice house for your pet. Many user submitted projects will show you it’s possible with limited tools and materials.

 

8. Potting bench

How to build a potting bench

This potting bench is the best gift idea for that special lady in your heart.

 

9. Porch swing

Porch Swing Plans Free

Porch Swing Plans Free

What can be more relaxing than reading a good book while swinging on the porch?

 

10. 2×4 bench

2x4 Bench Plans

2×4 Bench Plans

Use regular 2x4s to build this rustic bench for your backyard patio.

 

11. Lemonade stand

Lemonade stand plans

Lemonade stand plans

A lemonade stand will put a big smile on your kids face and it’s the perfect opportunity to pass down valuable business notions.

 

12. Tiny house

Building the roof of the tiny house

Building the roof of the tiny house

Create additional living space with this both amazing and simple to build tiny house.

 

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