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FREE WOODWORKING PROJECTS AND PLANS

Skateboard Rack
If you're a skateboarder, or there's one in your family, you know the boards are hard to store. Here's a quick and easy way to corral loose skateboards with a sturdy, stable rack that holds three of them. You can also enlarge this design to handle a trio of snowboards. For beginner-level woodworkers it's a great way to sharpen layout skills and do some precision drilling and band saw work.

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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.

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Nesting Trays
Great for getting organized or serving snacks, these sturdy trays are easy to build, thanks to their simple rabbeted corner joints and template-routed handles.

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Baseball Cap Rack
For rookie woodworkers with a fondness for baseball, this stylized cap rack is sure to hit a home run. It's the sort of project that makes learning woodworking techniques fun, and it's the perfect addition to any fan's bedroom, or a great gift.

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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.

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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 favourite discs. Got more? Just make more racks.

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Collectibles Shelf
A fine addition to any decorating scheme, this easy-to-build shelf is a perfect way to display collectibles. Designed with two Shaker pegs, the piece also can be used as a convenient place to hang hats and scarves.

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Country Flag Tray
This handsome tray is an excellent choice for a first project for beginning woodworkers. It can be used as a serving tray or as a creative wall hanging.

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.

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Shaker-Style Coat and Mitten Rack
This little rack is easy to build and adds simple, good-looking storage to any home. Makes a great gift, too!

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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!

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Table Hockey
Who hasn't played table hockey at one time or another? It's great fun, and you may have noticed how simple the "rink" really is. So why go out and buy a ready-made when you can make one yourself! With its small number of parts and simple joints, this is a great project for those with beginner level skills.

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Whittled Peg Rack
Historically, peg racks like this one were hidden. They were fastened to the back walls of wardrobes in the days before wire coat hangers were invented.

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