We recently posted about FreeWW.com, a site devoted to free woodworking plans. Judging from out site stats you guys ate them up.
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Also, check out our guide to free router table plans, a guide I wrote based on the great sites listed below.
We set the hounds on hunting out all the free woodworking plan sites that the web has to offer, and we think we’re getting pretty close to pointing to all of them right here.
If you’re wondering how we got the 4,000 number I’ll admit – it was a lot of guess work.
On sites like the first one, where I estimate around 2,500 plans, I counted the number of categories (180) and multiplied that by the lowest number I found in the sampling of categories I checked in (15) and rounded down.
I stayed conservative any time I couldn’t get an exact count.
Scientific? Heck no! But who cares? There’s lots and lots and lots of free plans for you to start rummaging through… so DIG IN to these plans and get your butt into the work shop!
1) Search for free woodworking plans on the sites listed below:
Yeah, we know it can be a hassle to weed through hundreds of plans – that’s why we whipped together this handy little Google tool that only searches free woodworking plans. Enjoy!
2) FreeWoodworkingPlan.com ~2500 Plans
Free Woodworking Plans, Free Woodworking Projects and Patterns (over 180 categories, from 15-100+ plans per category estimated ~2,500 plans)
3) AbsolutelyFreePlans.com 517 Plans
Absolutely Free Plans (more free plans than those listed below – these below are the most common interest)
Indoor Projects (157 Plans)
Outdoor Projects (103 Plans)
Projects for Children (105 Plans)
Workshop Projects (152 Plans)
4) Free-Woodworking-Stuff.com ~400 Free Woodworking Plans
Free Woodworking Plans from Free-Woodworking-Stuff. 10 5 categories – between 4-10 plans per category estimated ~400 plans.
5) FreeWW.com ~360 Free Woodworking Plans
http://www.freeww.com/ (featured recently in the ToolCrib blog in A List of Free Woodworking Project Plans) 119 Categories, estimate 3 plans per category ~360 plans
6) Rec.Woodworking 107 Free Woodworking Plans
Rec.Woodworking’s Free Plans List (107 Free Plan links – hard to tell what’s at the end of all of them though)
7) EP’s 98 Free Woodworking Plans
Free Woodworking Plans (98 plans and projects)
8) Lowes 56 Free Woodworking Plans
Lowes Intermediate Projects (45 free woodworking plans and projects)
Lowes Basic Woodworking Projects (11 free woodworking plans and projects)
9) Binky’s Woodworking 20 Free Woodworking Plans
Binky’s Woodworking Free Plans (~20 free woodworking plans and projects)
10) About.com’s Free Woodworking Plans 11 Plans
Free Woodworking Plans and Designs (11 plans)
Those links contain, as far as I could tell, only free woodworking plans in the sections on the pages designated “free woodworking plans.”
More Woodworking Plans – Free and Pay
I didn’t count these sites in the total 4,000 woodworking plans because they contain a mixture of paid plans in their listings. Some only a few, some a lot.
- All Woodworking Plans – by Category The3House
- Wood Central’s Woodworking Plan List
- WoodWorkZone Woodworking Plans
- Rick’s Woodshop Creations Project Plans
- Flip’s Free Woodworking Plans (over 200 free plans, some pay)
- AllCrafts Woodworking Plans
- FreePlans.com (by email, you have to sign up)
- Woodworking Plans from Rockler (all pay)
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ToolCrib.com’s Ultimate Guide to Free Router Table Plans
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Do you have any favorite free woodworking plan resources? Comment them below or send them in an email to GFrench@ToolCrib.com!
Thanks for mentioning my site link in your blog. To give you some current statitics, my site has the following as of March 03, 2007:
Number of Categories : 9 category
Number of Sub Categories : 640 subcategory
Free Plans Resources: 8843 free plan links
Fee Resources: 4707 fee plans links
Information Resources: 2213 links to info in the web
…plus more info.
We are the new kids on the block, but growing very fast. We are trying to find the plans that the big guys don’t have. The advantage I think we offer is that the user can see a samll thumbnail of the project before they link to the plan. Additioanlly, we are developing our own plans, which should start to appear soon.
Check it out.
I am looking for woodworking plans for a child’s toy wagon. Can you help or suggest where to find such plans?
Just to give an update. The stats in my first post in this blog was referring to http://www.WoodworkersWorkshop.com
Regarding http://www.FreeWoodworkingPlan.com , the stats in the page title are accurate when a visitor calls it up, its all updated in real time. 10,357 free woodworking plans as of this morning. It varies every day. Some plans are removed from the web, others are added. Based on the back log we have to add, I’d say there’s about a thousand more.
You can get a list of toy wagon’s here
toy wagons from FreeWoodworkingPlan.com
My name is David & I desperately need some plans on how to build a garage in my backyard. Durring a recent wind storm a large tree fell on my existing tool shed & I’m now left with nowhere to store my tools, nor work on my projects.I need to get it built soon,my mom has bad cancer & is having trouble getting around the house,which gets worse day by day.I got lots of remodeling to do & nowhere to do it.Please try to get me the plans.Thanks-DAVID
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