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Tall Planter Plans with Hidden Hose Storage

This is an easy and fun project. We have some PVC planters that are way past their prime. Since it is time for some new planters, I thought I would take the time to find a cool looking replacement. Well, thanks to the wonders of my “Instructables” daily email, these…

Easy Adirondack Chair

Everyone loves a nice Adirondack chair.  If you are like me, it might just be the first serious woodworking plan that you decided to build. The following Adirondack chair is a very simple design that requires a minimal amount of cutting and/or technique. This is about as “beginner” as it…

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 for…

Lawn Swing Plans
Someone recently asked me if I had could find free lawn glider plans. Sure, no problem. Well, the plans for a lawn swing or lawn glider weren’t as easy to find as I expected. There are a ton of free porch swing plans, but no so many for the... Read more
Folding Bench Woodworking Plans
I was contacted today from a gentleman looking to build a folding bench with his youth group. I have put together the plans below for a couple of variations on this theme. The folding bench, or folding table is a great woodworking plan. You can make it as something... Read more
This isn’t so much a woodworking plan as an aparatus, but after my mailbox was destroyed by a snowplow I felt the need to locate some protection. This is a patent, so I am not sure if there is an actual product behind it.  Good luck if you choose... Read more
Deck Plans – Island Style
A stand alone deck… Very cool idea. Black and Decker offers free plans to build an island style deck. This deck would be an ideal plan to follow if you are looking to build a deck in an open area, or near a water feature such as a pond,... Read more
After having a new patio installed and staring into the night sky, I thought about how nice it would be to be able to watch the football games from the patio this fall.  A standard television doesn’t make a lot of sense since the space is not sheltered.   A... Read more
Backyard Pergola Plans
Home depot and Lowe’s have really stepped it up with the free plans.  Here is a nice pergola (sometimes called an arbor) plan from Home Depot. Read more
Shed and Gazebo Combination Plans
I have always been a fan of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (  I used their site as a reference for a site way back in 1998. Over the years, they have improved their site and offered a lot of great content.   They even include free plans. ... Read more
Outdoor Privacy Screen Plans
These plans are for a mirrored privacy screen and are from Home Depot.  The mirrored concept is… well… interesting.  If I had a small space, I would probably consider it, but without the right kind of mirror, it could pose a safety hazard.  Don’t forget about the glare from... Read more
Free Gazebo Plans
These are plans to build your own 8′ Octagon Gazebo.  If you want this in your back yard or are working on a community park project, this is a great project and plan. Good luck! Read more
Here are some free fence gate plans. Eventually, even the most well made fence gate will break down, fall apart, sag, etc. If this is the case with yours, maybe it is time for a replacement. These plans also give you advice on hanging your gate. Obviously this is... Read more