Floating Shelf from Firewood – Logs
Not sure why, but I have been obsessed lately with the use of fallen trees or recently cut trees to make items. In fact, we had a very large maple tree fall over the winter and provided quite a bit of material for a couple of projects that include a...
Folding Portable Workbench With Quick Release Vise

I’ve never been a fan of the old Craftsman workcenter style portable bench. They always seemed a little flimsy and didn’t appear to last. Well, there is a new segment that comes from a similar idea of portable workstation, but this is essentially a portable vise and sawhorse all in…

Make a Massironi Shelf – What is a Massironi Shelf?

If you had asked me what a Massironi shelf was, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you until I saw it. When I did see this project, I couldn’t help but think that it looked familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. Perhaps it was in a…

Concrete Candle Holder – All
This project isn’t simply a woodworking project. Instead, it lets a woodworker break out and create something unique with concrete and wood. The following is a simple “how to” for a concrete candle holder. It comes from Instructables and should be a fun project for those, like me, who... Read more
Three Legged Stool Plans
Have you been wanting a cool desk stool that you could make yourself? This is a cool looking 3 legged stool that is relatively simple to build as long as you have the angles that are needed for the cuts. Guess what? These plans will provide you with the... Read more
Free Lawn Glider Plans
This lawn glider plan is a classic that many of you will recognize from your local hot dog or ice cream stand.  If you are from the WNY area, you might recognize this from Taffy’s (Orchard Park) or Pautlers (Clarence). The lawn glider has a simple mechanism and rather than... Read more
Free Shelf Desk Plans
If you are a DIY’er, you have certainly come across Shanty 2 Chic in the past. They really do some great projects that are accessible to most, have a nice sense of style, and don’t look like a DIY fail. The following is a plan for a desk made... Read more
Economic one board desk for CNC (or not)
When it comes to woodworking, I am a sucker for a few things. Efficiency in material (economy) Simple design Relatively simple construction techniques Something that can break down in the future Don’t ask me why those 4 items always resonate with me, but I guess I am just a... Read more
Adirondack Style Beach Chairs
I love a plan with a nice twist.  This wood plan comes via Instructables and combines the low slung look of a beach chair with the arched back look from a classic Adirondack chair. This is a relatively straightforward plan that isn’t too difficult to follow. There are many images (something... Read more
Wine Bottle Bird Feeder { Free DIY Plans } Rogue Engineer
There are few things that resonate with me more than reusing parts that were leftover from other projects.  The scale of this project will enable me to use a number of scrap pieces that might have otherwise made it into the fire pit. In addition to the wood, the wine... Read more
Simple Free Quilt Rack Plans
This is a simple and inexpensive project for a quilt, or blanket, rack.  Show-off the quilt that grandma made by building this free plan.  It is a sturdy and attractive way to display a quilt without having to drill holes in your walls. Gather your materials to get this... Read more
Free Cutting Board Plans
This cutting board boasts some very interesting and unique features.  There is a magnet to keep cutlery close at hand, it breaks into two parts, and one side has a handle for easily moving ingredients from the prep to the cooking area.  Use these free plans to make a... Read more
Free P-51 Whirligig
The P-51 Mustang was one of the best fighter planes from World War II.  Add this P-51 whirligig to patrol your garden with these free plans. Your material list is as follows: Horizontal Stabilizer and Wings: ½” x 11” x 30 ½” Exterior Plywood Fuselage: ¾” x 7 ½”... Read more

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