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…

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
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 Aquarium Stand Plans
Give your fish tank a great place to rest.  These free plans can be adjusted to build a stand that can hold a 30 to 120 gallon tank. Collect these materials to get started: 2 x 4’s- The author gives several suggestions on the type you should purchase. The... Read more
Free Bread Box Plans
The bread box is a kitchen staple and with these free plans you can build your own. It does not have the roll top lid which will make it an easier build for the beginner. A list of essential tools and another list of wood required begins the plans.... Read more

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