Have you always wanted to make your own furniture? Got a gift card from Home Depot or Lowes burning a hole in your pocket? Or maybe you need to practice your skills so you can be the next Extreme Makeover host…Whether you are a novice carpenter or an expert on do-it-yourself home projects, the Internet has got your stuff! Read on for some great sites that offer free plans to build your own home furniture.
For the experienced crafter, check out the plans at Jeff Greef Woodworking. He has a beautiful Oval Side Table with cabriole legs that is first-rate, and his instructions are well illustrated! Other free plans here include a Bombe Vitrine (a fine glass display case) that is a must-have project for expert routers, and a knick knack shelf (a nice scroll saw project).
At Amateur Woodworker, you can search the archives for all sorts of plans and ideas including a baby changing table, compact TV cabinet, and a breakfast bar with side shelves. Get out your sanders!
At Free Woodworking Plans, you can find links to everything you need for an Arts & Crafts style cherry bookcase, curved bedside cabinets, a roll out under-the-bed storage unit, an octagon removable poker table top and lots more. These plans are all organized by category so it makes it very easy to browse.
And, what may be surprising to some… check out Mother Earth News (the original guide to living wisely) for furniture projects like the Fold-Over Library Chair, and a sturdy wood high chair that will last through several toddlers!
Now all you need to do to get started is print out a materials list for your favorite project and head on down to Home Depot, Lowes, or another on your list of favorite hardware stores!