Top 10 Gun Rack Plans
Nov04

Top 10 Gun Rack Plans

If you are an active woodworker and love shooting as a sport, you can benefit from making these gun and rifle racks. Here is a list of some of the free gun rack plans available online: 1. Woodworking Corner’s Gun Rack Plan: This gun rack is made of plywood. Using the plan, a woodworker can easily create this gun rack to be hung on the wall. This rack accommodates four guns in all. You can find it here. 2. Bill Pounds’ Rifle Case Plan: This rack is built in the form of a suitcase that can be shut. When opened, it can be laid on the floor and stood with room for eight rifles. It is made from scraps of Alder. The top and bottom panels of the case are made of 1/4″ Baltic Birch plywood. In order to protect the firearms, the barrel sockets are lined with leather strips and finally, it is finished in Hunter Green stain. When closed, the rack measures 23/4″ x 10″ x 29″ and is fairly lightweight. It is of a size that you can put away in your trunk when making a trip to the gun range. Check it out over here. 3. Wayne of the Woods’ Gun Rack Plan: If you’re a keen woodworker, you can build this gun rack by using just a few tools in your workshop. To make it, use either hardwood or composite but not pine wood as it might break when you cut the side panels. This is a wall-mounted rack that can accommodate four guns. You can see it here.  4. Freestanding Vertical Rack Plan: Here’s a semi-portable gun rack with swivel casters. It holds guns vertically in a tight-fitting space and can easily come through standard doorways of homes. Its frame is made in 1″ x 3″ yellow pine. For its base, 3/4″ plywood is taken and its caster wheels have a diameter of 2″. This rack is available in gun sizes of 18 and 24 with 3.5″ and 3″ spacing. It can be stained in dark walnut. Here it is for you!  5. New Extra Tall Oak Wall Rack for 3 Guns: At Bull Shooter Sighting In, you can see this wonderful gun rack plan meant for three guns. It is made of solid oak and is stained with Minwax special walnut and then lacquered. It is 28″ tall, 22.75″ wide and 4.25″ deep. Its barrel rests are covered with felt and it has a bottom shelf to keep gun-related things. It also has a 16″ center mounting holes with buttons. Here it is.  6. One Gun Wall Rack With Rail: This gun...

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Top 10 Bathroom Vanity Plans
Oct27

Top 10 Bathroom Vanity Plans

If you’re looking to improve the look and functioning of your bathroom, you should consider building a really nice and eye-catching bathroom vanity cabinet. While these cabinets may be expensive to buy off the shelf, surprisingly, you won’t find them difficult to create. Here are a few bathroom vanity plans that you can download and start with the project. 1. Woodworking About’s 32″ Tall Vanity Cabinet Plan: In this set of free woodworking plans, follow step-by-step through the process of building a 36″ wide, 24″ deep and 32″ tall bathroom vanity cabinet. The plan of this vanity contains a lot of information about cabinet building, so if you’re new to this craft, you can learn a lot here. The vanity cabinet shown here is much larger than usual. It has a large open section with two doors and a large drawer. This cabinet can be further modified to fit any sized countertop of a bathroom vanity. The vanity is made of pine boards and plywood. Check this plan here. 2. Rustic Bathroom Vanity Plan: This vanity is made by combining stained pine with a modern sink. This combination gives it a mix of a rustic and a contemporary look. It has large storage shelves, making it practical for storing many things, and for the woodworker, it’s easy to create. See this plan with pictures over here. 3. 60″ Cherry Bath Vanity Plan: Here’s a shaker style tall vanity bath made of cherry wood. It comes with a two-sink top and the cabinet below has four drawers, centrally located. On each side of the drawer stack you’ll find two false drawer fronts and double doors, all flush mounted with beading. Have a look at this plan here. 4. Mission Style Open Shelf Bathroom Vanity Plan: This one’s different from all others. Here, you’ll find an open shelf bathroom vanity with large drawers that can accommodate a lot of storage space. It’s also easy to make mission style doors and a farmhouse character. You can get a plan for a single vanity and notes to make a double vanity too. You can find this plan here. 5. Ana White’s Farmhouse Vanity Plans: Made of pine wood and walnut plywood, this bathroom vanity is made up of three benches and a kitchen island. The sinks were made from metal bowls and the taps came from a plumbing company. This day project takes about nine hours to complete. For finishing, Minwax stain is used in dark walnut, followed by three coats of polyurethane. You can find this plan here. 6. Vanity on Wheels: This vanity is very different from any other. An old...

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Top 10 Rocking Horse Plans
Oct25

Top 10 Rocking Horse Plans

If you’re stuck on what to get your little child for his birthday or Christmas, here’s a good idea you can actually use. Why not gift him a rocking horse that you make yourself out of wood? This classic toy is something he’s sure to play on for a long time to come and will cherish it even after he grows older. There are a number of downloadable plans the Net has for someone like you who needs to know how to craft a rocking horse. Here are 10 rocking horse plans that you can choose from and please your little fellow: 1. Free Rocking Horse Plans Andy: This delightfully colorful wooden rocking horse is just what your kid needs to be happy. In fact, there are two plans within the Andy range, one for Andy and the other for Andy Junior. The former has a seat height of 20″ while the latter is barely 14″ high. White wood is used to make these projects. You can download the plans for these rocking horses absolutely free from here. 2. Anthony Dew’s Rocking Horse Plans: This horse is best made out of birch plywood. The horse has an evenly smooth appearance with its grain showing through completely. Its silvery mane is very effective, particularly when worn in a braid. Its height is very dignified and stately and, for stability, it has two long strips of wood on either side. This makes it more the choice of kids than any other in its category. Check this plan here. 3. Ann White’s Ladybug Moped Rocker Plans: This rocker has been designed to thrill little girls. If you like the shape and appearance of this one, ensure that you make it out of hardwood, else it will break. If you want the ladybug’s signature body and spots to look their best, finish the wood with paint. You can find this plan here. 4. Woodworking’s Traditional Rocking Horse: This beauty has been assembled and created by Rick Harris. This rocking horse is made of plywood, though not entirely. Its head and legs are made of wood, but its neck, legs and thigh cheeks are made of foam. Finally, when the shape and form of the horse are achieved, it’s time to sand it down with sandpaper. This horse is seen astride a wooden stand. This stand is made of fencing pine. To give it a colorful look, you can paint it with latex and wall paint. You can see this plan over here. 5. Pinto Rocking Horse: This ready-to-play-with rocking horse is easy to construct and has a seat height of 16″. Check it...

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Top 5 Cutting Board Plans
Oct24

Top 5 Cutting Board Plans

Creating a cutting board is a beginner level project for woodworkers. So, if you’re looking to practice your craft, making a cutting board is a good place to start. Here are five cutting board plans that you might want to execute: Hardwood Bread Board Plan: Here’s a hardwood bread board that you might like to try your hand at. What’s unique about it is that its underside is slatted. So, when you cut bread on it, the crumbs fall through on to the counter below. Once this happens, all you need do is to carry the board to the dinner table and leave the crumbs behind. Later, you can throw them away into the trash bin. This is not just a fun project to work on but your dinner guests will be impressed by it. Just for the sheer beauty of maple, it’s a good idea to make this bread board out of this hardwood. Besides, it won’t ruin the bread knife. You might also like to make it out of birch, but avoid oak as food can get stuck in its grains. Check this plan over here. Basic Maple Cutting Board Plan: A basic cutting board is best made out of cherry wood or even hard maple. These cutting boards don’t just look good, they are actually very functional. Once you make your cutting boards, finish them with mineral oil. However, take care to buy a finish oil that’s meant for food. With proper attention, the maple cutting boards are going to last for ten years. See how to make this cutting board over here. Butterfly 3D End-Grain Cutting Board Plan: This cutting board has been created by Andrei Muntian, a Russian artisan. The process he uses is as spellbinding as the finished product. He uses a 3D butterfly design to create a cutting board. Here, he sets the board in panels of alternating colors, which gives it a truly unique and dazzling effect. If you want to create something like this masterpiece, you will have to download the plan on his website, MTM Wood for a fee of $14. Find out more about this plan over here. Creative Ideas for Home and Garden’s Cutting Board Plan: Estimated to finish within a weekend, this cutting board plan suggests making the cutting board out of maple or ash. It serves two purposes–one, the side of the board that has the handle will be used for cutting vegetables, while the other side has a magnet that will hold cutlery. This eye-catching cutting board is easy to make and smooth to touch. Check it out over here. Router Jim’s End Grain...

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Top 10 Jewelry Box Plans
Oct24

Top 10 Jewelry Box Plans

With the holidays approaching, perhaps you too are thinking if you really can do some cheaper gift shopping. Perhaps you can, if you are good with woodworking. You can make some unique and useful jewellery boxes for all your lady friends, something they are sure to enjoy using. Here are the top 10 jewelry box building plans for you to choose from: 1. Ana White’s “Easy-to-make” Jewelry Box Plan: Here’s an exciting jewelry box that can easily be made. This free woodworking plan provides a list of all the necessary tools and materials required to make it, plus an illustration of the box’s dimensions. You can make this one out of plywood. Here’s where you can find this plan. 2. Oak Jewelry Box Plan from Instructables–Free: This plan consists of nine steps to create a jewelry box, apart from the materials and tools you’re going to need for the total project. You can also see several pictures to know how to move forward in this project. Use oak wood to get a really good jewelry box. See this plan here. 3. Ana White’s Plan for an Exquisite Jewelry Box: This creation of Ana White comprises extra drawers and so is more complicated to create. Yet, she makes it easy by including instructions, tools and materials required for this job. This jewelry box can be made within $50 using lumber and impressive hardware and knobs. Check this plan here. 4. Minwax’s Box Plan– Jewelry: This plan is aimed at beginners. Here, instructions are presented in text, rather than in pictures. You can make this trinket box either in mahogany or white oak. Instructions are given here for you to create a beautiful felt-based jewelry box in which you can put your watches, rings and gems so that they are easy to locate. For details of cutting requirements, tools and materials required, download the PDF file with these instructions. You can find it here. 5. Woodworking Crafts’ Free Treasure Chest Plan: Made in pure red mahogany, this jewelry box looks great with shellac polish. Here, the instructions are laid out differently from others, making the jewelry box more difficult to create. However, what’s included are pictures of each stage of the building process and illustrations denoting how to assemble it. There’s also a list of cuts and text help. Take a look at this plan over here. 6. Trinket Case Plans from Popular Woodworking: In this category, there are three free plans: A regular jewelry chest A Twister jewelry case A Dovetailed Box plan for keepsakes There’s enough and more information on each plan, so you can never go wrong here. Check it...

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5 Free Wine Rack Plans
Aug11

5 Free Wine Rack Plans

One of the most creative fields is woodworking. While there is no dearth of woodworking projects one can take up, you still need a little bit of imagination, some basic woodworking skills and right tools to get started. You must choose projects that you can manage and as you hone your skills you can go for complex projects. Making a wine rack is an interesting project that not only makes a beautiful piece of furniture but is also very useful. There are many wine rack plans on the internet. You can always customize the plan according to your needs. For example, you may want less racks, or you may want exotic wood. One of the great things about the internet is that it offers access to many interesting ideas and concepts for free. This is a great thing for many, especially for people who like to build things. In the past, you would have to scour magazines and other publications for plans and designs. Or you could dive deeper into books, textbooks and the like. This meant that it what more difficult to find plans and designs that were less mainstream and a little more crazy. Thanks to the internet, however, any person who has an interesting idea can post it online, with very little barrier to entry. An example of this is the spread of DIY designs on the internet for free. For instance, there are many wine rack plans and designs available at no cost, as long as you are willing to take the time to look. 1. Wine rack plans which use wood pallets – Here’s an example of a wine rack plan which makes use of a material that many people ignore or just throw away, namely wood pallets. Pallets are used for the transport and shipping of goods around the world. This particular design allows you to salvage the wood. The design is rather simple, and expected construction time is around an hour and a half. It even provides a place to hang your wine glasses. Just keep in mind though that this design maintains the bottles in a vertical position. So it’s no good for longer term storage. It’s more a wine rack for bottles which will be consumed soon. 2. Wine rack plans which use PVC pipe – Here’s another design which takes something which is used for something else, and transforms it into an interesting and functional wine rack. It does take some additional work, in the sense that you need to make sure that the pipe that will be used is suitable for the task of holding the bottles. You want to...

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