There are many schools that have woodworking programs that will often publish free wood plans. I came across a set of free woodworking plans today from Purdue. It looks like these are part of a 4H program.
There are 12 plans in all and all of the woodworking plans are at beginner level. They are great projects to work on with your children. Simple, and rewarding.
- Gardening bench plans
- Step ladder plant stand plans
- Footstool plans
- Cutting board plans
- Miter box plans
- Saw horse plans
- Book rack plans (adjustable)
- Book holder plans
- Bench vise plans
- Tape and paper clip dispenser
- Grocery bag storage plans
- Plant stand plans (mission style)
As I was looking through these plans, I realized that I made a variation on this plant stand about 10 years ago (picture below).
There is also a plan for a simple gardening or garden bench plan. Picture below. These benches are low cost, easy to build, and will last for years.