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Surprise a child with a gift you made yourself, or teach the next generation of wood workers and let them help you stain one of these wood working projects. 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

Just save and print the instructions, and have fun! (Adobe PDF viewer required. Click here for free download of the Adobe PDF viewer.)


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.

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

Wiffle Ball
Here's a project that looks like a complicated puzzle, but it's really all about basic precision. It's made from just six identical little hardwood squares, all of them drilled and edge-mitered to fit together perfectly and then cut at the corners to make the final shape. Can you figure it out? We'll help you.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 884k)

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.

Skill Level: Beginner; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 153k)

Vintage Model Airplane
With all the different steps and tasks involved, from bandsawing to precision cutting and drilling to using a traditional spokeshave, completing this airplane will surely advance your skills. And after you build it, you'll learn how to apply and use finishes to protect the wood and keep it looking beautiful.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 145k)

Tabletop Soccer
If you like fast-action fun, here's a homemade foosball game that'll give everyone hours of enjoyment.

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

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.

Skill Level: Beginner; Download Woodworking Project Plans (PDF; 228k)