Free Woodworking Plans for Your Home and Yard

Hundreds of Free Woodworking Projects and Plans

These free woodworking plans will help the beginner all the way up to the expert craft a new woodworking project with ease. You'll find free woodworking plans for workbenches, bookcases, coffee tables, sheds, picnic tables, dog houses, wine racks, chicken coops, home bars, decks, pergolas, gazebos, greenhouses, bird houses, playhouses, and even tree houses.

All the free woodworking plans are in a variety of different styles making it easy to get the right style for your home. Rustic all the way to modern designs will help you get the look that would cost you thousands of dollars to buy already built.

The free woodworking plans below have everything you need to get started on your next woodworking project. Detailed diagrams, color photos, videos, step-by-step written building directions, and helpful tips will help you succeed.

Tackle some of these free woodworking projects and you may even want to try building your own home.

Tip: If you're looking for free resources for your woodworking project, here are some tips on how to find free pallets and how to get free lumber.

Free Workbench Plans

Free Woodworking Plans
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Before you dive into all these free woodworking plans, you're going to need a workspace where you can really get going on your project. These free workbench plans will help you build a space where you can do just that.

These workbench plans are for sturdy places to work that also give you many different storage options. A wide variety of sizes and layouts will ensure that you find the perfect workbench plan for your area. More

Free Bookcase Plans

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A great beginner woodworking plan is to make something fairly simple yet still very functional, like a bookcase. Since they are also low-cost woodworking projects, you have nothing to lose.

The woodworking plans for the bookcases vary in design and amount of shelves but I'm certain you'll find a project here that you are willing to tackle. The result will look great in your home. More

Free Shed Plans

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A larger woodworking project that's still good for a confidant beginner is building a shed. Sheds can take a few days to build but the result is worth the effort.

These free woodworking plans include everything you need to build a shed that you can use for storage or yard work. The plans are available in a variety of different styles.

You also may want to consider building a garage to get even more storage space. More

Free Coffee Table Plans

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Another great woodworking project for a beginner is building a coffee table. Coffee tables can be built using a wide variety of free woodworking plans that range from a simple to a more complicated coffee table with shelving.

Contemporary, rustic, modern, and mission-style plans are all included here, making it easy to get the look you want. More

Free Picnic Table Plans

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Every yard can benefit from a picnic table, and these free woodworking plans will help you build a picnic table that your family can gather around in the warm summer months.

These free woodworking plans include projects for small, large, octagon, round, folding, and hexagon picnic tables. More

Free Dog House Plans

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Here's a free woodworking project that will take you a day to build for often less than $100. These free dog house plans are a satisfying project that will shelter your dog and look great in your yard.

There are free woodworking plans here from basic dog houses all the way up to dog houses that might even look better than your own home.

If you're a pet lover, you'll also want to check out these free woodworking plans for cat trees and rabbit hutches. More

Free Wine Rack Plans

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These free woodworking plans for wine racks result in a great looking project that you can give as a gift or keep for yourself.

Building a wine rack is a great beginner project and the small amount of needed materials helps keep the cost of this project low. More

Free Desk Plans

Free Desk Plans
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These free desk plans are a great beginner to intermediate woodworking project.

It's very possible to build a great looking desk for your home for a fraction of the price of buying one. More

Free Kitchen Island Plans

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Here are some free woodworking plans that will help you build what everyone wants in their kitchen - a kitchen island.

You'll find a wide variety of styles and sizes of kitchen islands that will look great in just about any kitchen.

I also have a collection of free farmhouse table plans if your looking for another kitchen project. More

Free Chicken Coop Plans

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These free chicken coop plans will help you build a chicken coop for any sized yard. There are small basic chicken coops, all the way up to larger and more stylish coops that really make a statement.

All the woodworking plans for these chicken coops will provide your chickens with a warm and safe place to nest. More

Free Home Bar Plans

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Here's a bigger indoor woodworking project for some of you who surpass the beginner status, a home bar.

These home bars can be simple or fancy but they'll all be a gathering place in your home. More

Free Adirondack Chair Plans

Free Adirondack Chair Plans
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This set of free woodworking plans will help you build an Adirondack chair.

This is a perfect woodworking project for the beginner and you won't break the bank building one. More

Free Deck Plans

Free Woodworking Plans
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Get ready to tackle a big project with these free woodworking plans that will help you build a deck.

These free deck plans from Lowe's, Popular Mechanics, and other popular websites will step you through building a deck for your yard. More

Free Gazebo Plans

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Gazebos are often more decorative and elegant than decks or pergolas and you may find that the beauty of a gazebo would look great in your yard.

These free woodworking plans will help you build a great looking gazebo in either a square, rectangle, hexagon, or octagon shape. More

Free Pergola Plans

Free Woodworking Plans
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Not quite as big of an undertaking as a deck, these free pergola plans will help you build a simple structure to give your family some shade from the sun.

Different sizes of pergolas are all included so you can choose the right plan for your space. More

Free Tree House Plans

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If you have children or grandchildren, you'll want to look at this list of free tree house plans. Imagine how much fun the kids will having playing out their childhood in these playhouses in the sky.

If you don't have a tree suitable for a tree house there are also free woodworking plans on the list for free-standing tree houses. More

Free Playhouse Plans

Free Woodworking Plans
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If building a tree house sounds like a little too advanced woodworking project for you, consider building a playhouse instead.

These are some really fun and free woodworking plans that will give you a cozy little home that the kids can start using for their adventures right away. More

Free Bunk Bed Plans

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Here are some free woodworking plans that will help you build something your children would love to have in their room - bunk beds.

Bunk beds are a great beginner woodworking project that will really make something that you and your kids can cherish for years to come.

I also have lists of free plans for loft beds and other types of beds. More

Free Greenhouse Plans

Free Greenhouse Plans
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If you're an avid gardener then you won't want to miss these free woodworking plans that will help you build a greenhouse for your yard.

Gardening all year 'round can become a reality with these free woodworking plans for greenhouses. More

Free Bird House Plans

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Another great beginner project, these free bird house plans will help you practice your basic woodworking skills while giving you something special to put up in your yard.

Besides having free bird house plans, there are also a lot of great tips here on how to choose and modify a plan. More

Free Router Table Plans

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Here are some free woodworking plans that will help you in your other building projects.

These free router table plans will guide you through the process of building a router table so you can have even more control on your router work. More

Free Porch Swing Plans

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This set of free woodworking plans will help you build a porch swing for your porch or yard.

A porch swing is a fairly easy woodworking project that will only take a day or two to complete. More

Free Swing Set Plans

Free Woodworking Plans
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Your kids will be begging for you to choose one of these free woodworking plans so you can build them a swing set in their backyard.

Everything you need is, so pick one out and get started today. More

Free Cabin Plans

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Here's a group of free woodworking plans that will help you build a cabin.

These are smaller cabins but include everything you need for a nice getaway in the woods. More

Free Jewelry Box Plans

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These free woodworking plans will help you build a beautiful gift that will be passed on for generations.

These free jewelry box plans have everything you need to make this beautiful gift. More

Free Deer Stand Plans

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Here are some free woodworking plans that will guide you along your way in building a deer stand.

These woodworking plans include those for a free-standing deer stand and for a deer stand in a tree. More

Free Tiny House Plans

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Challenge your skills with these free woodworking plans to help you build a tiny house.

There are several options of plans available to work with what size and features you want in a tiny home. More

Little Free Library Plans

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A woodworking project that will help you build something special for your community is to build a Little Free Library.

This is a fairly straight forward project that would be fun for anyone. More

Free Entertainment Center Plans

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These woodworking plans will help the intermediate builder make an entertainment center.

There are lots of different options here as well as many ways these plans can be customized. More

Free Woodworking Plans Using Pallets

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 This set of free woodworking plans using pallets exclusively for the main part of the furniture.

These are great plans for a beginner or even an experienced woodworker wanting to try something new. More

Free Dresser Plans

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This set of intermediate and advanced woodworking plans will give you what you need to build a dresser or chest of drawers.

There are a dozen plans to choose from so you'll find something for whatever room you're looking for. More

Free Potting Bench Plans

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A beginner to intermediate woodworking project that will keep you outside is building a potting bench.

These potting benches will be a lifesaver for your back when it's time to start the spring garden. More

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