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WoodTwirp

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12-31-2017 12:39 AM

Hi All – New to this site. Figured I would learn some things and hopefully teach a few things.

I was wondering if anybody has some websites where a person can find wood working plans where the measurements are accurate. Also, looking for bedroom furniture.


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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

.

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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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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