Woodworking plans

I have drawn plans for many of the woodworking projects on this website. Each of these plans has an accompanying article showing the actual construction of the project.

Most of these woodworking plans were drawn in Sketchup, a free 3D CAD program. For most plans, the SketchUp model is included, so you can check out different views of the projects and parts.

Free plans:

Round dining table

Kitchen chair

Student desk

Laptop table

Table plans

Bed plans
(simple bed from 2x4's)


Fancy queen bed
and double bed

Bunk bed

Under bed
storage drawers

Simple table

Small card table

Patio table

Patio bench

Lawn chair

Kid's table

Garage shelf

Storage shelf

Low bookshelf

Screw advance
box joint jig

Workbench plans


Small table saw sled

Thickness sander

Router table

Crokinole board

Reindeer plans in scroll
and bandsaw size

Jewellery rack

Marble adding machine

Tracked vehicle

Flip handle tray

Tenor ukulele

Tipping ramp mouse
trap plans

Cantilevered nightstand

a minimalist design

Large knock-down table
for social occasions

Letter stencil maker

Online gear template

SketchUp tutorials

Plans for woodworking machines for sale:   (discounts if you buy more than one)

The pantorouter is a
template based tenon
cutting machine that
has all kinds of uses
for cutting intricate
wood joints
Pantorouter plans
The pantorouter XL is a larger version of my pantorouter, designed to accommodate plunge routers. It also has larger range of motion. But it takes up more space.
Pantorouter XL plans
A homemade bandsaw does
not have to be a compromise.
No custom metal parts required.
Bandsaw plans
A smaller 14" bandsaw
that also converts into a
light duty sawmill
14" bandsaw / sawmill
A homemade 20" bandsaw, with
13" (34 cm) resaw capacity,
and large enoughto take
sawmill blades.
20" Bandsaw plans
This router pantograph differs from
conventional ones in that it supports
the weight of the router. This allows
depth of cut to also be controlled,
and gives a much better view of
the cut.
3-D router pantograph
A router lift that tilts up to 45°.
This really expands the
options for creating custom
molding, even with basic
router bit sets.
Tiltable router lift
A jig using a screw-advance to
precisely space cuts in wood
for making box and finger joints
on the table saw. Up to eight
boards can be cut at once.
Screw advance box joint jig
A router copy carver. Copies complex 3D shapes. Four axis (router can tilt), and stores more compact than commercial machines.
Router copy carving machine
A slot mortising machine
using a router. Easy to set
up, and cuts cleaner and
faster than most other
Slot mortising machine
A tenon jig that allows you to cut both sides of a tenon with the simple flip of a lever, for greater speed and more accurate tenon cutting.
Quick-set tenon jig
A table saw dovetail jig.
Allows for a greater variety, and greater size of joint than is possible with a router jig.
Table saw dovetail jig
Smaller than a regular dust collector, quieter and lower power than a shop-vac.
Small dust collector
A 12" jointer built using parts salvaged from an a cheap 12" thickness planer. Easy for two people to carry.
Homemade wooden jointer
A homemade table saw based on a circular saw, with a more robust way to mount the saw and easy depth adjustment mechanism
Homemade table saw
A 6" x 48" belt sander, can be used as regular belt sander or flipped on its side to use as an edge belt sander
6" x 48" belt sander
A 1" x 42" belt sander. Uses longer belts (42") than most strip sanders. A deep throat, and interchangeable platens allow this sander to sand convex and concave edges, replacing spindle sanders for most applications, and it's faster and less dusty.
1" x 42" strip sander
A wooden benchtop lathe, with wooden bearings. Powered with a 1/3 hp motor, this 80 cm long lathe can be used to turn spindles up to 43 cm long and bowls up to 26 cm in diameter. Weighing just 20 pounds without motor, it's easy to put away when not in use.
Wooden lathe plans
A non-tilting wooden router lift. This is my older design before I came up with the tilting version.
Wooden router lift
An apple grinder, for extracting juice from apples. Apples need to be finely ground before juice can effectively be extracted by pressing.
Apple grinder
Get discounts if you buy more
than one plan on the shopping page.
Discounts for multiple purchases

Software for woodworkers

Enlarge your woodworking
plans to 1:1. A program for
making full-scale multi-page
printouts from drawings and
CAD models
BigPrint program
My gear template generator makes printable paper templates for cutting gears out of plywood with a bandsaw. Many people also use it with CNC routers.
Gear design and gear
template generator program
A program for your computer for
making stencil blocks using
any font on your PC.
Stencil program

More plans for sale: Toys and furniture (discounts if you buy more than one)

Marble run blocks build marble runs
Wooden air engine Runs off vacuum cleaner
Marble machine 2.1 Crank it for a cacophony!
Mechanical counter like old car odometers
Jenga pistol The game of Jenga will never be the same

Wooden chair
A kitchen chair that's square and sturdy
3-legged stool
a joinery challenge
Swing set plans Simple and sturdy.

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