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Practice your woodworking skills and organize your home at the same time. 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

Video Game Storage
If your video games are scattered all over your room, and you can't find your favorite ones, here's a cool-looking way to get them organized so you can spend less time searching and more time playing.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Project Plans (PDF; 676k)

FREE WOODWORKING PROJECTS AND PLANS

Storage Bins
Here is a great way to store some of your wayward stuff. These storage bins can be stacked one atop of another or used separately, either way you will be on your way to conquering clutter in your room!

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Project Plans (PDF; 260k)

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)

Jewelry Box
This felt-lined jewelry box makes a great place to keep your watches and other jewelry. Perfect for beginning woodworkers, this project will give you practice in making miter cuts, doing biscuit joinery and applying the felt liner.

Skill Level: Beginner; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 494k)

Sliding Book Rack
The design of this ingenious book holder was inspired by the work of Greene & Greene, two architects who designed Arts & Crafts homes and furnishings in the early 20th century. Their detailing was exquisite yet they were also quite practical, as with this bookrack, which works simply on friction.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 289k)

CD Rack
Your CDs deserve better than just being stored in piles. Here's a great looking, easy-to-build way to get 'em organized. With a traditional cross-halving joint you can build a rack that will hold up to 35 of your favorite discs. Got more? Just make more racks.

Skill Level: Beginner; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 165k)

Fishing Pole Rack
Storing fishing rods and reels can be quite difficult unless you have a special rack for them. Here's a simple, easy-to-build design for a rack that not only works but will also look great wherever it's kept.

Skill Level: Beginner; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 133k)

Stowaway Bench
This country-style bench will cut the clutter by the door and serve as a resting spot to put on your shoes. The lid opens to reveal a handy storage area. At only 11" deep by 44" long, it neatly fits in an entryway or mudroom.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 160k)

Leaning Tower of Shelves
This stylish but sturdy shelf unit will neatly hold your personal things-and you can build it in a day! It may look lightweight and easy to topple, but don't be fooled. This shelf tower is a real workhorse.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 135k)

Stackable Shelves
This set of storage modules can sit close to the floor or rise all the way to the ceiling. Build as many as you like!

Skill Level: Beginner; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 2.5mb)

Hard Maple Kitchen Shelf
Build a place for all that kitchen stuff! This traditional shelf-and-drawer unit can store everything from cookbooks and spices to gadgets and house keys. It's also versatile enough to be used anywhere in the house.

Skill Level: Advanced; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 3.7mb)

Shaker-Inspired Magazine Rack
Any home can use a magazine rack and the Shaker-inspired simplicity of this design will comfortably fit into any home décor.

Skill Level: Beginner; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 160k)

New England Pine Blanket Chest
Building this charming chest will leave you with a treasured piece of furniture. Learn and master new skills such as installing hidden dowel hinges and joining boards with biscuits.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 3.8mb)

CD Holder
This project isn't difficult to build, and it's adjustable so it can hold from one to 23 compact discs or one to 10 video tapes.

Skill Level: Beginner; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 806k)