15 Free Woodworking Designs
Do you love to make useful and amazing stuff from wood? If yes, then this free woodworking projects category is dedicated to you for making various creative stuff from wood.
Spending some quality time to complete some free woodworking projects, can make you feel a great satisfaction after looking at to the finished assembly.
1) Free Bench Plan
Want to enhance the entire look of your garden or yard? Also willing to add some unique and creative element to it? Then, building a mini wooden well might fit your needs perfectly.
In the first woodworking plan, we are going to guide you about wishing well planter project. You can get the job done easily with basic woodworking skills, as its building process doesn’t need any extensive expertise in working with lumber.
This free project explains everything you need to build not only an outdoor bench but also a small side table. That will look incredibly adorable in your yard. Although, the tables are pretty self-evident and as I had no need for them at the moment so I did not include them in the video tutorial.
This project doesn’t need any long list of materials and tools. You only require some screws, 2x4s boards and some other standard woodworking supplies like a saw and glue.
On one hand, I suggest you buy some quality materials, as the Bench will look good and will be very durable, in the long run. Check the boards and materials before buying, if that are in a good condition, otherwise you won’t be able to get a nice result.
To know more about this project, click here.
2) Build an Adirondack Chair
This Adirondack chair project will help you to build an outdoor chair that may become the centerpiece of your backyard.
There’s a great thing that so many plastic patio chairs are manufactured to stack, and the aluminum ones can be folded up flat. This means we can get them put away and store them out of sight as momentarily as possible.
However, if you think outdoor furniture can enhance your garden and yard, consider building a set of Adirondack chairs that can evolve on the lobby of summer homes and alternates of upstate New York. This is an object that no one will want to hide in their house because it simply looks so pretty.
In this version of Adirondack chairs, you can add a matching table so you will have a stylish surface for a good book and cool drinks.
Although, there are a few angles and curves to cut in the project but there is no fancy joinery in it — everything’s held together with the deck screws that are corrosion-resistant.
If you are building more than one chair, it needs to make templates for its parts like the arms, back rails and side rails. The YouTube video tutorial of the project is also available here in brief.
If you are confused about this one, you can also search for some more wooden Adirondack chair project ideas. In the link below you can find some really interesting wooden Adirondack chair ideas.
3) DIY Porch Swing
Having swing in your own home, yard or garden can be so de-stressing and be relaxing a thing to enjoy, that doesn’t matter you have a big yard or patio, or vacant porch. Kids will surely fall in love with this swing porch and love playing on a breezy day. Even, adults also do relax and enjoy a quite morning coffee, or just being embraced by the sun in the swing.
This may seem like a long project, but in fact, this is pretty simple and doable DIY plan even for a beginner.
Building a porch swing is an impartially simple woodworking DIY plan that is perfect for the beginner or intermediate woodworkers. All the porch swing projects have blueprints and detailed instructions to help you succeed.
But, don’t limit yourself if you don’t have a front porch for a swing. Think about your back porch, deck, or even a tree in your home, yard or garden. You can even exclude one of them from an arbor or swing set frame. Try some more Porch swing ideas for an interesting weekend.
I have also included a video tutorial so that you can get help step by step from it. The video tutorial includes a complete guide to building Porch swing. You can also search for some more designs and ideas of building Porch swing for your yard or patio.
4) Folding Picnic table
This is simply a clever design. The 2-in-1 combo can be switched easily between a garden bench and a picnic table. If you are having a picnic plan outside, this piece of furniture can be your picnic table. And when you just want to sit and relax in your yard or garden, you can fold down it to a garden bench.
Two good looking garden benches combine to form a picnic table, that’s a perfect idea for summer dining. You can build this outdoor furniture by using basic tools, materials, and supplies available at any home center.
You won’t believe your eyes at this plan for a unique picnic table that can converts from two separate garden bench seats into an awesome picnic table.
The engineering involved in building this garden bench is pretty simple, and we have provided some links to get a full cut list and plans with photos to help you along the way. Additionally, to the stock lumber, you will need wood screws, barrel locks, and hinges to complete the table. A miter saw or hand saw is also extremely helpful for cutting down your stock to the correct angle and length.
Beyond the normal guidelines, instructions, and diagrams, you can also watch a video linked above, to see how to build this folding picnic table.
If you are not comfortable with the idea then searching on the internet can help you to find some more ideas of folding picnic table.
5) Toy Box Plan
Want to make your child Happy? Build a free toy box as a gift for them that they will cherish for years. That’s a great way to add some storage to a playroom or kid’s room and the kids will obviously love being able to organize all their toys.
Some of the plans make it super easy to build a toy box or chest, but some of them may be more difficult if you are a beginner woodworker.
Check the link that has an awesome designed toy chest. You can try this one for your kids. Be sure to look through each plan to see which one will work best for your skill level and the child’s needs. The source link also includes more pictures that can help you to build a better Toybox.
The best thing about the toy chest is that it is very easy to build. All you need is the basic understanding of woodworking and a few tools to get started. You can also modify your kid’s toy chest in any way you want or build in a different design or color different from the one pictured above. You can try some other designs for your plan in the below-mentioned link.
You only need some basic tools to build this project that is miter saw, measuring tape, glue and some screws etc. I have included here the video tutorial that I followed in order to build myself a pallet wide rack.
6) Tool Box DIY
Finding a toolbox for a mechanic, for his hand tools, is not a big challenge at all – there are dozens of the tool boxes available on the market, from huge roll-around shop cases to small metal boxes. Plumbers, electricians, and farmers are well served, too, with everything from pickup-truck storage to toolboxes and belts. But, if you are a shop-bound woodworker then the case changes. You get to need a tool box that suits the range and variety of hand tools that most woodworkers like to have. For those who deny making do with second best, there’s only one solution, you’ve to build a wooden toolbox that should be designed expressly for a woodworking shop.
Of course, making a toolbox for your fine hand tools is more than a practical solution to a storage problem. This is an opportunity to fine-tune and show off your woodworking skills.
I am sharing here a link to the detailed tutorials, where you can get the step by step process for making a wonderful tool chest. You’ll also get to know what items you’ll need for this project.
We are including some source links if you want to get ideas to build a toolbox. Check those links and select the best-designed plan for you. Not those plans need some extraordinary skills; even a beginner builder can also build these toolboxes.
We also managed to include a video tutorial for this project so that you can easily understand every step in the process.
7) Free Simple-to-build Workbench Woodworking Plan
This super-strong and simple-to-build workbench is may be the project you’ve been looking for a long time. You have to select some free workbench plans to create yourself a working table in your shed that after you can use it when you are working on your projects and maybe it can provide you some extra storage, depends upon which plan you are choosing to DIY.
Every free workbench plans vary in your skill level, the cost of supplies, tools, and materials, and the quality time it will take you to complete the project.
Visit each link that is listed below for the detailed instructions and guideline on the requirements that each workbench will need.
Off course, you’ll want to choose the workbench project that you’re going to use carefully, taking note of the space you have available in your area as well as what you need to use the workbench for.
The process of building is very easy to understand and follow for anyone with a little wood building knowledge. However, make sure to collect all the items you get before you start with the plan. You may even ask your questions directly in the comment section of the post. Either way, I hope that you manage to build this one fairly.
Here is a link to the video tutorial that does the same task, but in a different way. This tutorial will help you to guide deeply how to do.
8) Build Barn Doors
If you have a barn or a shed, a well-built set of Dutch-styled barn doors can provide you not only unique style and functionality but are very durable and quite attractive. These doors are traditionally sheathed with tongue-and-groove stock, but this set of projects also takes a little bit of a different approach.
Barn doors are fun decorating trend nowadays that go beyond the farmhouse! Whether your styles are contemporary, industrial, cottage, or French country, there is a barn door style for you. Building a Barn door is an easy task for every woodworker, even for a beginner or intermediate builder.
When you are gathering inspiration for barn door Plan, be sure to note the cost of the tools used in the plan. Barn door tools can often cost more than your actual door! But, there are many clever and affordable do it yourself tools options in the tutorials mentioned below! Let us explore some DIY Barn Door Tutorials. Just click on the blue text below and check some amazing fun Barn doors. They might be different from the one shown in above picture.
Luckily, we have also managed to find a detailed video tutorial of the Barn door project that illustrates the process of building a Barn door of your own. The steps and instructions in the video tutorial are different from the source links listed above. Actually, you can make different types of designs for your Barn door depending on which one you can afford easily and DIY on your own.
9) DIY Wooden iPad Dock
We are living in a time where we can’t do anything without having our smart assistants with us. Yes, I am indeed talking about our Smartphones, those small devices we depend on so much.
A super simple iPad Dock/stand made out of a single block of wood features an angled groove which gets to support the tablet device and a cut in a hole to revise access to the home button of your iPad. It’s possible to drill an access channel in the stand through which you can run a charging cable, although this mini stripped back iPad stand may have very limited functions.
After the testing of three days, we are able can confirm, that the wood doesn’t scratch your iPad, neither your iPad fall over when you tap the screen you can use it horizontally while charging
Source tutorial: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-wooden-5-iPad-Dock-Stand/
Some tools required for this project are a hand saw or miter saw, measuring tape, Drill and sand paper etc. The source tutorial will explain you everything properly and briefly.
The In case you are confused about this one, you can also find some more amazing designs for your iPad stand / Dock from the link given below.
We are also including the step by step processed video tutorial to make it easy for you. It might be a quite different tutorial but the video will let you know some illustrates of how to do it yourself.
10) DIY Patio Chair Plan
Furnishing and decorating your patio is not an easy task – but then again, it has to be done! Your patio is obviously one of the most important rooms in your home, as you can easily turn it into your little piece of Heaven, your “safe spot” in your home where you can retreat whenever you want to ignore the world and just spend some time alone all by yourself.
Do you like those classic, country-style armchairs chairs? You might see them all over the scenes of movies, and the truth is that they are really very comfortable.
You can sit on your patio having your own wood chair, sipping a Marguerite this summer, and that’s too without having to worry about investing a fortune in a ready-made chair!
And the fact is that you can make your own patio chair with several old but still good pallets. Here we are providing a tutorial that everybody can follow easily – it is very well-written and also self-explanatory, which is great for those who are a beginner at woodworking and have never completed a DIY project before. As you don’t need to be a professional woodworker or a handyman to complete this project, so it is not a difficult task – all you need is a bit of determination!
A video tutorial also attached with the source tutorial and also we are including it below. That’s a detailed tutorial of DIY Patio chair plan which will help you to understand every step deeply.
11) Easy Bed Frame Plan
Yes Seriously! You can build an easy bed frame yourself without any other’s help. As everyone knows the starting point of any bedroom is a gorgeous bed. However, you also need something that lets you enjoy peaceful slumber in comfort and warmth, but since the bed took as the focal point of the room, you may need something that looks really good too.
Unfortunately, some big and beautiful beds are more expensive, on may not be able to buy the one, however, if you can find the time to work on a project, then you can be able to build your very own amazingly customized bed for a fraction of the cost.
Build your own platform bed frame at your home by following the source linked tutorial given above. The source link also includes more pictures that can help you to build a better bed frame. You can see a step by step set of instructions and guidelines to follow with real life pictures, as well as you can download a PDF file detailing the list of materials and tools you’ll need, know about the length of every board, and most importantly color-coded illustrations of the building process.
Also if you are getting confused to this design you can select the one by your choice by searching on internet. We are also providing a link to different designs so that you can get all those easily and decide quickly.
We have also included a video tutorial to this simple free plan which will help you to understand illustrations of the project.
12) Free Planter Plan
When I saw this planter plan I knew that it can be the perfect fit for our readers. This is a relatively pretty simple plan that uses some simple techniques. The style could go with a contemporary or deck or classic patio.
Materials for this plan could be bought from your local woodworking store. The cost for this DIY also is minimal. Since you buy pieces of wood, now it is a case of assembly only.
The one tricky feature has to do with the taper cut, it required on some of the pieces, but you should take your time and mark/measure it properly, I know that this plan is easy enough for anyone.
If you are a professional woodworker and also not feeling comfortable with this simple design, you can try some different designs for your planter. As we have included a link to some incredibly astonishing designs of wood planters that you can get help from there.
This plan can be done by any woodworker, no matter what’s the level of him a beginner, intermediate worker or a professional woodworker. However, a video tutorial can help anyone greatly in any plan the one he is working upon, so we are also including a video tutorial that may help you to understand the basics instructions of this plan.
Good luck! We would love to see your work on this DIY. If you have completed one of these planters, feel free to upload a picture in the comment section below.
13) Scrap Wood Cutting Board
Finding different ways to use up scrap wood in the store is always a fun plan. This is an incredible plan because this is made up from a variety of different kinds of material and wood boards that are all a bunch of various sizes – you can say, this plan can be made with essentially whatever you have got scrapped around.
The multicolored wooden boards will look great in your kitchen, but the main process of tracing the stripped stock material can be applied to essentially any woodworking plan for an outstanding outcome. The key elements to this DIY plan are using a good waterproof board, kitchen friendly glue, and adding in a few bold and colorful woods.
This plan is probably the easiest plan ever added in the list. The one who is working on this project, don’t need any professional skills but just knowing some basics of woodworking will be enough for this DIY. You will get step by step detailed process of this tutorial in the source linked tutorial. This tutorial will surely help you to build this plan quickly.
We have also included a video tutorial. But that tutorial is quite different from the source tutorial. However, this will also help you to build something new for your kitchen. Check the video tutorial linked below for step by step process info.
14) Ash Jewelry Box
This is a simple but adorable, free jewelry box DIY plan that’s meant for beginners.
Create a beautiful jewelry box to keep watches, rings and all of your other favorite gems dust-free and easy to find. This is a beginner plan and is also a perfect plan for girls.
The instructions for this DIY are given in a PDF file with the list of material needed, tools, cutting requirements, and some other items that are clearly listed and organized in the PDF template to make it easy to understand that what’s needed to build the jewelry box.
Building this jewelry box is more simple than most of the other projects. The instructions in this tutorial are given without pictures and laid out in text form only, so it may be a little harder to follow than the plans’ tutorials that include pictures.
Having no images in the source tutorial template should not be a problem because we are providing you a video tutorial link to this plan. We hope, this tutorial will help you to understand the strains of the plan so that you can build it easily.
This plan will take a few hours of your time to complete. Also, if you want some more unique type designed jewelry box for your plan, you can follow the below-listed link which includes a fancy designed jewelry box tutorial by Ana white. But, be sure that this plan would not be as easy as the above-listed plan is.
15) Yard Dice Plan
Are you searching for a family-friendly way to spend some time of those hot summer afternoons? Grab your DIY dice and head outside for a fun round of different Dice games!
Usually, in summer, I always look for some excuses to get my family outside. Often, I play loan games. So with my family, we can setup in a small patch of grass and play for hours.
This time I surprised one of my favorite dice games and took it outside. I made a set of wooden dice in just a few hours, and instead of sitting in the room and doing nothing, we are taking our dice game out into the yard. With this set of wooden dice, dice games are becoming our favorite backyard game. Check out the step by step tutorial below so you can make your own.