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Minwax has a variety of furniture woodworking project plans for all skill levels. Included in each project plan, you'll find:

  • Detailed instructions
  • Tools needed
  • List of materials
  • Shopping and Cutting lists
  • Assembly diagrams
  • Finishing options
  • Safety tips

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FREE WOODWORKING PROJECTS AND PLANS

Bedside Table
If you don't have one, you probably need one: a place to put all your bedside stuff. The clock radio, the lamp, the phone charger, the books, magazines… and whatever else you need to help relax at night and wake up in the morning. With its drawer and two shelves, this table is as practical as it is good-looking.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Project Plans (PDF; 673k)

FREE WOODWORKING PROJECTS AND PLANS

Hideaway Locker
If your stuff is spread all over and there's just no place to put it, you must need more storage. This hideaway locker is the answer! Made from solid oak and oak plywood, it is designed to roll easily under a bed. This project will give advanced woodworkers more practice in the art of biscuit joinery and in making the stile-and-rail, recessed-panel lids that adorn the top.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Project Plans (PDF; 0.99m)

FREE WOODWORKING PROJECTS AND PLANS

Adirondack Chair
There may be no outdoor chair more classic and familiar than the one that hails from upstate New York. With its generous proportions and laid-back angles, the Adirondack chair is all about taking it easy. Its sturdy yet straightforward construction makes it a great project for intermediate and advanced woodworkers and even "seasoned" beginners.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Project Plans (PDF; 641k)

Coffee Table
This simple-but-elegant piece contains several details that will challenge even advanced woodworkers. From long dovetail joints to legs shaped with a band saw, there are plenty of opportunities to take your skills to a higher level.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 477k)

Occasional Table
Here's a nice, small-sized table that can be put to good use in many rooms, from bedrooms to living and family rooms. And its traditional yet clean-lined design will help it to go well with any decorating style.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 251k)

TV Stand
For advanced woodworkers, this project is a great exercise in typical cabinet construction. The case, face-frame, doors and drawer are great small-scale samples of how kitchen cabinets and many other kinds of freestanding cabinets are typically built.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 203k)

Desk Caddy
This desk caddy gives you the specialized storage features of a traditional secretary desk yet can sit atop any regular desk or computer work surface. Pigeonholes keep incoming mail organized while a variety of drawers hold stationery, pens and pencils and other supplies.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 310k)

Side Table
Here's a perfect table for use in a front hall, behind a living-room sofa or in your bedroom for showcasing your favorite knickknacks. Besides being narrow enough to fit in a variety of locations, its two drawers provide convenient storage for small items.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 391k)

Snack Bar and Stools
A stylish, all-purpose table that goes great with a pair of sturdy stools. This versatile table is perfect for schoolwork, small projects and board games.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 179k)

Dovetailed Step Stool
Here's a project that's sure to advance your skills while producing a practical, good-looking piece of furniture. The stool's extra strength comes from three different kinds of dovetail joints, which make the strongest connection between wide boards like the ones used in this project.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 323k)

Traditional Bookcase
Here's a project that's a lot easier than it may look and when completed provides a sturdy, great-looking place for your favorite books.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 368k)

Oak Pie Safe
Build a brand-new antique! This versatile classic goes together fast with biscuit joinery. If you've never made a project of this scale before, or are new to biscuit joinery, this is the perfect place to start.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 311k)

Storage Cabinet
The finished piece is functional and can be used in any room of the house. Its design blends with all types of home décor.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 283k)

Shaker Workbench
Though the original served as a light-duty workbench in a Shaker community, its good looks makes this piece a welcome addition in just about any room. In a dining room, it will serve handily when entertaining and, if used in the living room, it is a conversation piece. Or you may prefer to simply use it in your workroom for light-duty tasks such as crafts and painting.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 330k)

Computer Workstation
The computer workstation has become the "desk" of the millennium. But even the simplest version can cost hundreds or more at your local computer furniture store. By building our version you'll not only pocket big savings, you'll also have a strong, sturdy workstation for years to come.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 9.3mb)

Contemporary Rolltop Desk
Made from red oak, this stylish rolltop writing desk provides a great deal of service in a small space. Based on a classic rolltop design, the piece includes a large drawer as well as a pigeon hole shelf unit for added storage space. To give the piece a contemporary look, the sides are extended to serve as the legs instead of resting on traditional pedestals.

Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 4.2mb)

TV/VCR Cabinet with Swivel Tray
Don't let the clean, handsome lines of this very functional piece fool you into thinking that building it is beyond your skills. In fact, it is an excellent project choice for anyone who has had experience with only the basics of woodworking.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 3.2mb)

Bedroom Organizer
Designed as a keeping place for CDs, cassettes, school papers and personal items, this Bedroom Organizer is sure to draw praise from all who see it. In fact, don't be surprised if your parents ask you to make another one for them. Inspired by 19th century American furniture, its clean lines make the piece appropriate for any home decér.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 5.9mb)

Bedside Table
The Bedside Table is the perfect size for any bedroom, or it can be used in a living room as an end table.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 2mb)