Super Sturdy DIY Workbench – Standalone

I can’t believe that I haven’t written about this workbench in the past. This is a fantastic project from the family handyman magazine that will cost about $50 and is a bench that will stand the test of time. I like this bench because it’s a real Standalone unit. By…

Articulated Floor Lamp – With Yardsticks!

I decided that I needed an articulated floor lamp. I found some examples that I liked on Pinterest and figured that I would make one out of some lumber that I cut down using my “timber tuff chainsaw mill“. As I was waiting on the lumber to dry a bit,…

Making a Cordless Drill Storage Charging Station With Leftovers

If you have cordless drills and a shop, you should build this Cordless Drill Storage and Charging Station. I don’t know what it is, but I am a sucker for any project that helps to clean up the scraps of plywood or lumber that I cannot part with in my…

Simple Outdoor Side Table
The following is another plan from the Rogue Engineer. I enjoy his straightforward designs and relatively simple plans. There are subtle uses of joint techniques and wood sizing that make these pieces look nicer than many projects you might find on a site like instructibles. This is a plan... 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
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
Free Pie Safe Plans
There should always be more room for pie and these free plans for a pie safe make sure that this is a reality.  This is a 19-Century utilitarian piece of kitchen furniture that can be made to adapt to the modern needs.  No longer needed to keep mice from... Read more
Free Floating Shelf Plans
This floating shelf can be used as either a bedside table or for near the front door.  These free plans will get you started.  Zebrawood is used to make this beautiful piece but you can make this your own by choosing something different. All the pieces on the material... Read more
Free Bow Rack Plans
This is an ideal time of the year for a hunter to take some time and build a proper bow rack.  A well built rack will help to keep your gear in tip top shape for the hunting season. This easy free plan is for building a rack for... Read more
Free Chicken Coop Plans
Build this chicken coop that has unique Victorian styling.  Yes, I said it- Victorian styling.  Not your run of the mill chicken coop but a work of art that is also very utilitarian. These free plans are very detailed with both text and pictures.  The plan includes both metric... Read more

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