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by WoodTwirp
posted 12-31-2017 12:39 AM


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Andybb

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#1 posted 12-31-2017 01:16 AM

PM me with your email and I can send you a bunch of plans in PDF format..

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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JohnMcClure

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#2 posted 12-31-2017 01:32 AM

Welcome and good luck! Personally I’ve never seen a plan that was EXACTLY what I needed. Sometimes I use them for inspiration, but never for accurate measurements. If the stock you buy is 1/16th thinner than what the plan calls for, you could be hosed and have to recalculate the whole thing anyway.

My advice would be, find a piece of furniture you like, try to figure out how it was built, calculate the dimensions on the back of an envelope, and give it a shot!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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WoodTwirp

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#3 posted 12-31-2017 01:41 AM

Andy – apparently I cannot send a PM yet. You can send the plans to bfm3445@yahoo.com. Thanks a bunch.

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John Smith

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#4 posted 12-31-2017 03:11 AM

are you familiar with Pinterest ??

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=bedroom%20furniture%20plans&rs=typed&term_meta[]=bedroom%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=furniture%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=plans%7Ctyped

you can spend hours and hours in there just cramming your brain with new ideas

.

-- Graduated Valedictorian from the University of HardKnocks --

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 12-31-2017 03:31 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

I don’t work off plans, but I can give you any information I can. Just PM me.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 12-31-2017 04:24 AM

Woodsmith has tested plans and many of my students have used them and like them a lot.

https://www.woodsmithplans.com/category/dining-room-furniture/

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 12-31-2017 04:28 AM

BTW
Welcome to ljs Enjoy!

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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WoodTwirp

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#8 posted 12-31-2017 12:05 PM



Woodsmith has tested plans and many of my students have used them and like them a lot.

https://www.woodsmithplans.com/category/dining-room-furniture/

- a1Jim

a1Jim – Thanks for the info. I did see this site. My design skills are a bit undeveloped at this point. Confident I can make anything on paper, but design will need some work. Thanks for the response.

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WoodTwirp

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#9 posted 12-31-2017 12:09 PM



are you familiar with Pinterest ??

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=bedroom%20furniture%20plans&rs=typed&term_meta[]=bedroom%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=furniture%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=plans%7Ctyped

you can spend hours and hours in there just cramming your brain with new ideas

John – I am familier with Pinterest. I didn’t see any actual plans. Getting things right proportionatelly (spelling) is the problem I am concerned with. I want to make a bedroom outfit and only have one shot at it.

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WoodTwirp

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#10 posted 12-31-2017 12:30 PM



PM me with your email and I can send you a bunch of plans in PDF format..

- Andybb

Andy – I cannot send a PM yet. You can send them to bfm3445@yahoo.com

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Tim Dahn

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#11 posted 12-31-2017 12:34 PM


are you familiar with Pinterest ??

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=bedroom%20furniture%20plans&rs=typed&term_meta[]=bedroom%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=furniture%7Ctyped&term_meta[]=plans%7Ctyped

you can spend hours and hours in there just cramming your brain with new ideas

John – I am familier with Pinterest. I didn t see any actual plans. Getting things right proportionatelly (spelling) is the problem I am concerned with. I want to make a bedroom outfit and only have one shot at it.

- WoodTwirp

For example if you clicked on the DIY Storage chest There is a link to a BLOG

which has a link to the https://www.buildsomething.com/plans/P7E123FBBF1A18D34/DIYBlanketStorageChest

Hope that helps.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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jeffswildwood

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#12 posted 12-31-2017 01:26 PM

90% of my projects I design in autosketch. Even with that, when I get to my shop there are corrections needed. I think that is just part of wood working. If you see anything in my project pages you like I can help you out with my plans. There are many free plans online but like my plans, some adjustment may be needed. Welcome to lumberjocks!

Edit: JohnMcClure is correct. I purchased the plans for a mail box door truck from rockler. The plans call for 3/8 stock. All I have is 1/4 and 1/2 and too cold to get my planer out to size some stock.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Rayne

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#13 posted 12-31-2017 01:29 PM

I really got into woodworking with Steve Ramsey’s videos. They are very informative and very entertaining. Many varied projects for the beginner, so definitely a decent place to start and start branching out from there, imo.

Woodworking For Mere Mortals

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becikeja

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#14 posted 12-31-2017 01:35 PM

Go to You Tube, search “New Yankee workshop”

Norm will teach you every thing you need to know, and even give you an opportunity to get measured drawings.

After learning the basics from Norm, I agree with most of the above. You will find plans are merely for good ideas, and you will modify almost everyone you ever use.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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johnstoneb

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#15 posted 12-31-2017 02:46 PM

Most of the woodworking magazines have good plans. I have used Woodsmith, Wood and Fine Woodworking.but have never built exactly according to the plan. I always modify some how or another.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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LittleShaver

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#16 posted 12-31-2017 03:13 PM

My “plans” evolve from the space and item. The wife says she wants something to fit there and I fill in the blanks. I have purchased plans, but in the end, I end up changing them to suit my needs, stock, and skills. I had a set of plans that called for butt jointed drawers, I ended up using hand cut full and half blind dove tails. This required recalculating the drawer parts cut list and a lot of time with a saw and chisel.

I would also suggest that you check out Paul Sellers for hand tool skills. I’ve come to hate the noise of tailed tools and am moving more and more to hand tools once the rough work is done.

-- Sawdust Maker

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a1Jim

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#17 posted 12-31-2017 03:19 PM

I teach adult woodworking and my students bring in plans from woodworking books many are very good designs with bad joinery,it seems that many companies hire draftsmen to draw out the designs for books but they don’t know anything about woodworking. There are also those online designers who use pocket screws for all there joints because they are not schooled in woodworking, which is fine if that’s the kind of finished project you want when you’re finished. These are examples of why it’s good to use plans from places like Woodsmith, Fine Woodworking & Wood magazines, that someone with woodworking knowledge has already built the project instead of using plan books from Lowes or Home Depot.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Lazyman

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#18 posted 12-31-2017 03:50 PM

Another vote for Woodsmith plans. I’ve been subscribing to their magazine for 30 years and I basically learned woodworking by reading their magazine. Their plans and articles are written so that anyone who can read can build their projects. In the magazine, they usually have additional articles that give very detailed instructions for the more difficult techniques (at least for novices anyway) required to build the project. Even though I still have every issue in hard copy, I actually bought their digital back issue library to make it easier to search and browse when I am looking for plans or techniques. If you find that you want to buy more than 2 or 3 of their plans, I suggest that you order the back issue library because almost all of their plans were in the magazine at one time and will have the additional build information, not to mention all of the other tips and tricks articles. You can search the back issues library here to see just how much is available.

BTW, it might have been mentioned above already but DO NOT fall for the Ted’s Woodworking plans scam.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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WoodTwirp

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#19 posted 01-01-2018 01:30 AM

WOW…. Super thanks to everybody. Some really good ideas here.

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Andybb

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#20 posted 01-02-2018 09:00 PM


PM me with your email and I can send you a bunch of plans in PDF format..
- Andybb

Andy – I cannot send a PM yet. You can send them to bfm3445@yahoo.com

- WoodTwirp

Will do. Sending a link to my Google drive. Will leave them up for a month. Grab what you want.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Andybb

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#21 posted 01-02-2018 11:10 PM

PM me with your email and I can send you a bunch of plans in PDF format..
- Andybb

Andy – I cannot send a PM yet. You can send them to bfm3445@yahoo.com

- WoodTwirp

Will do. Sending a link to my Google drive. Will leave them up for a month. Grab what you want.

- Andybb


PS – There are a few full years of Woodcraft and tons of those Woodsmith plans included in the bunch as well as hundreds of random plans and books as well as Flexner’s finishing books which seem to be the gold standard for finishing around these parts. A couple of them are epub files.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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