Coffee Table – Simple Plans – Great Design

I have always loved the stuff that Ana White has done. Her site is a treasure trove of great plans with many reader submissions that show you ways to customize a base plan to suit a different need. This coffee table is one of those simple projects that looks great…

Entertaining Shelf » Rogue Engineer

We turned a blank wall space in our screen in porch to an awesome little serving station! This floating shelf can be used for storage and can be converted into a serving bar by simply flipping the top. It would also make for a great workstation or floating desk. You…

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…

DIY Overhead Camera Rig
Have you ever marveled at the quality that some YouTube producers and DIY’ers employ in their product photography? Are you interested in creating some overhead “writing title” shots? This build is of an overhead rig built to last. It is made of wood (you will find a lot built... Read more
Build an Industrial Style Table Without Welding
If you are someone who loves industrial looking pieces, but you don’t weld, this project might be just right for you.  Our eye can be fooled pretty easily at a glance and this table gives the appearance of having a steel frame when it is actually a wooden frame... Read more
Free Wall Desk Plans
Free plans for a wall desk that closes up to be a simple narrow cabinet on the wall.  This is perfect for a small apartment or a dorm room desk.  Easy to ship for those woodworker / entrepreneur / diy / Etsy types.  Mix the wood and add some... Read more
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

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