Welcome to Absolutely Free Plans, an online index of free woodworking plans and how to information. For your convience our free Mission Style woodworking plans are also listed at VintageInternetPlans.com

On this site we have categorized the links into sections, "Boat Plans", "Clip Art", "Games, Hobbies and Recreation", "Holiday Projects", "How To & Info", "Indoor Projects", "Outdoor Projects", "Projects for Children", and "Workshop Projects". This collection of links has been continually expanding, many links that I have found were interesting but did not fit into the free woodworking plans theme. Consequently a new site has sprung to life, "Do-It-101.com, a do-it-yourself index to just about anything." You will find links on home and auto repairs, metalworking, audio - video projects, gardening, landscaping, and craft projects.

As time goes by many sites offering free plans drop off the web for one reason or another, I really appreciate it when you let me know about dead links and also recommend that you save or print out any plans that you think you might be interested in using as you browse through the links so they are available to you when you decide to start a project. Sometimes sites move their plans to another page, by deleting the end of the url back to their basic home page url and going there they still may be found.

For anyone that is considering doing their own web page Do - It -101.com has a site offering free web hosting and lots of tools and help to get you online.

Last but not least, thank you for ordering from the product links, that is what makes it possible to keep this site online.

Frank Campbell

Carpentry For Boys by J.S. Zerme, M.E. - online reprint

A book which treats, in a most practical and fascinating manner all subjects pertaining to the "King of Trades"; showing the care and use of tools; drawing; designing, and the laying out of work; the principles involved in the building of various kinds of structures, and the rudiments of architecture. It contains over two hundred and fifty illustrations made especially for this work, and includes also a complete glossary of the technical terms used in the art. The most comprehensive volume on this subject ever published for boys.

Browse the categories below to find free plans.


Browse through an actual paper catalog.

If you can't find a free plan, what you are looking for may be available from one of these sources:

L & S Designs

Sheds, playhouses, swing sets, picnic tables and more.


Woodworking project plans from Woodsmith, ShopNotes, and Workbench magazines.

Rockler Woodworking

Huge selection of plans, tools and hardware.


Over 350 plans, including free plan of the month.


THE Place to Find Hundreds of Plans, Tools and Hardware


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Other Sources for Plans and Patterns

Children's colouring books and cookie cutters offer designs for seasonal decorations, to enlarge an image see here. Visiting your local library and browsing used book stores will often yield excellent results. If you frequent the newsgroup "rec.woodworking" there are numerous posts with the urls to free plans, many of the plans listed here were found this way.

Check the links page at "A Woodworker's Bench Notes", you will find all types of woodworking related sites.

Another method is by Subscribing to Magazines, each issue will usually have at least one free plan in it and best of all they are delivered right to your door.

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