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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 02-19-2015 02:27 PM 927 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2015 02:27 PM

I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately from beginner woodworkers that visit my free plans website asking for a category for beginners and plenty of beginner woodworking plans, mostly furniture, so I’ve gotten started on it.

When I built the website a couple of years ago I had no idea at the time it would take as many hits and downloads as it does so I’m totally rebuilding the site and “putting plans in their respective categories” and easier navigation.

I got an email last week from a beginner woodworker telling me he was tired of building boxes, etc, to learn how to build furniture. He told me all the beginner plans he found were “clunky and not very interesting” and would I please add some serious plans to my site that a beginner could build. I’ve not looked at beginner plans on the net so I have no idea about that.

I was in the Flat Creek community a few weeks ago meeting with a lady about building her a new kitchen in an old farm house they’re restoring. She showed me this hanging wall cupboard in a corn shed and she gave me permission to measure it. I never really go on the hunt for antiques to measure, they just seem to show up for me all in these mountains in some unusual places.

I’ve drafted a set of plans for it that I think any beginner woodworker with a little experience could build and have it uploaded on my plans site. The original is totally butt jointed together and that’s how I drafted the plans. The plans are in pdf format on regular size copy paper not the usual 24” x 36” that I use. It has a full size template for the radius header and the cove mldg.

I’ve named this cupboard the Flat Creek Cupboard and you can find it here on my plans site. The cupboard measures 22” wide x 32” high x 10 3/4” deep.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#1 posted 02-19-2015 05:26 PM

Thanks for sharing your plans Bruce

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 05:42 PM

Wow, VERY nice gesture! Thanks a lot from a new guy! +rep for you.

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#3 posted 02-19-2015 08:01 PM

Thanks Bruce. Greatly appreciated.

-- They say many people die because of alcohol. They never realized how many of them are born because of it.

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 09:17 PM

Thanks guys for your nice compliments. I checked the stats and there have been 193 downloads of the wall cabinet.

I’ve also uploaded the new site with the plans in their own category and a set of plans for beginners of a small antique dowry chest I measured last summer.

I’ll upload a set of plans for a 36 inch kitchen base cabinet late tonight or tomorrow. I’m building 51 of those for a medical building out of Maple with a sprayed on dye stain and five coats of pc satin lacquer.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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