A Plan is Just a Starting Point

Modified TV Cabinet Plan: A plan is just a starting point   Tony B., one of our woodworking com-padres sent me this picture of the television cabinet he built from plan #029. As I’ve always believed a plan is just a starting point when it comes to woodworking. Everyone has their own ideas and needs of what the cabinet should look like when it’s completed. Tony modified the Sketchup file to suit his purpose and headed to the shop. Here’s Tony’s story. Hi Bruce, thought… Read More »A Plan is Just a Starting Point

Nesting Tables – Plan #019

A perfect addition to any home. This set of finely crafted nesting tables are simple yet elegant. Designed to easily store in a relatively small footprint yet always available when required. Give them a try today! Happy Woodworking    

Contemporary Table-Bench #002

This outdoor table/ bench is designed for outdoor use. Cedar would be an excellent choice for any outdoor project. This is a very simple build with only five unique parts multiplied over and over. Have Fun…. happy woodworking    

Free Cornhole (Bean bag toss) Game Plan

Great Fun for the entire family Download the plan for free! The bean bags can be ordered on line or made yourself. The plan includes the rules of the game and bean bag specifications Enjoy!                     Click to download CORNHOLE GAME DOWNLOAD  

001 Simple Folding Side Table

Simple Folding Side Table   A simple folding table that could be build in a weekend. Whether you use it indoors or out this small 15” x15″ table will be a handy addition to your household.       Save Save Save

2 Toy Catapults for Marshmallows (Free Plan)

Looking for something to do with or for your children? During this trying time you may be looking for something to fill your time, either with your kids or for them. This is a fairly easy project that provides great bonding time and a fun toy when you’re done. Having a workshop big or small is a great way to keep busy while having to social distance ourselves.This marshmallow thrower is great fun. Just click the plan name below to download. Happy woodworking, stay healthy.… Read More »2 Toy Catapults for Marshmallows (Free Plan)

Entryway Bench #153

There is a restaurant nearby that I frequent. I saw a bench similar to this in their entryway. I took a couple of pictures, came home and started to create my version of the entryway bench. There are several variables with any build. You could certainly simplify the legs, just make a gentle curve or leave them rectangular. I also added an optional drawer that hangs below the bench for storage. Templates are provided to make laying out the curves easier. The rungs (dowels) in… Read More »Entryway Bench #153

Lego Table (Build & Store) #196

This lego table was designed for my grand kids, Cole and Jace. They needed a place to not only build their lego but store the pieces that weren’t being used at the time. Hopefully it will keep most of the mess off the floor. We’ll see 🙂 It is a very simple design that anyone could build with a minimum of tools and woodworking experience. My son wants to come to the shop so we can build it together which would be a win win… Read More »Lego Table (Build & Store) #196

Arts & Crafts Style Bookcase #197

This tapered bookcase is created in an arts and craft style. The general design is taken from the original by Gustav Stickley. Stickley born in 1858 was an American furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher and the chief proselytizer for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts movement. If you would like to be authentic you could use quarter sawn white oak and fume the wood with ammonia. Or just use whatever you would like 🙂 The project itself only consists… Read More »Arts & Crafts Style Bookcase #197