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Are you new to woodworking and looking for FREE tips, plans, ideas & more? Look no further! Popular Woodworking Magazine has hand-selected some of the greatest guides to getting started and even advancing your woodworking skills!

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Wooden Furniture Design

There really is an easy way to learn how to design wood furniture. You simply do not need to reinvent the wheel (or the chair) to learn how to design furniture. All you really need is a little inspiration, some practice sketching and a good sense of proportion. Our free download is full of resources and helpful information to guide you on a journey to designing your own wood furniture. Be inspired today to create incredible work in furniture design.

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Staining Wood

Do you want to use a black wood stain, a white wood stain, a brightly colored stain or some sort of grey wood stain? Our FREE download tells you what you really need to know about the chemistry behind the wood stain, and what to expect when you brush, wipe or spray it on. It’s a lot simpler than you think!

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Beginner Woodworking Plans

Shaker furniture plans like ours are the way to go when beauty and durability are your priorities. We have made three of our best examples available in this PDF for FREE! Why free? We want you to try these projects and see what our woodworking methods are all about, as you build Shaker style furniture.

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Shaker Furniture Plans

Shaker furniture plans like ours are the way to go when beauty and durability are your priorities. We have made three of our best examples available in this PDF for FREE! Why free? We want you to try these projects and see what our woodworking methods are all about, as you build Shaker style furniture.

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How to Build Shelves – All the Tips You Need and Three Great Plans in One Package!

Want something that will fit nicely in a compact space, while maximizing storage convenience. Don’t waste any time on custom shelf design. Just download our FREE woodworking projects PDF now, and start with the ready-to-go shelf plans inside! Enjoy!

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Free Jewelry Box Plans – How to Make a Jewelry Box for Someone Special

Are you looking for trustworthy, FREE instruction on how to build a jewelry box? These wooden jewelry box plans are designed to create something that will last forever and make a great gift for someone special. Get your 3 free jewelry box plans today!

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Wood Joinery Techniques From a Classic, Free Project Plan

Do you think about wood joinery as much as we do here at Popular Woodworking? You do not have to be a professional to understand joinery and to prove it, we’ve compiled a handful of helpful joinery techniques to help advance your skills. Get your free guide and a free project plan today!

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Learn How to Bend Wood & Win a Year’s Subscription to ShopClass!

Are you looking for trustworthy, FREE instruction on how to bend wood? Bending wood is not the easiest of all woodworking techniques, but it’s certainly not the hardest either! Also enter Popular Woodworking’s Photo Contest for your chance to win a year’s subscription to our ShopClass Interactive Online Woodworking Course!

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Dovetail joint

The Dovetail Joint With a Dovetail Jig: Beyond the Basics With Your Router

Superior dovetail furniture is well within your reach. You already know how to make a dovetail joint, in the basic form, with either a dovetail saw or a dovetail jig. But dovetails don’t stop there, especially when it comes to building accurate period furniture and better-looking dovetail drawers.

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How to Build a table

How to Build a Table: Learn How to Make Furniture the Right Way

You’ll be surprised that you don’t necessarily need to enroll in expensive furniture making courses or pay for several furniture building plans just to learn the fundamentals and create a solid, beautiful table for your space. We’re making this information from our in-house fundamentals expert FREE! Why wait?

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How to Build a birdhouse, birdhouse plans

Birdhouse Plans: Build a Birdhouse to Attract Your Feathered Friends

Simple birdhouse plans are really fun to follow, and the results will delight you. But we’re making it even easier to build a birdhouse with this special offer – we’re making it FREE! Your copy of the “Birdhouse Plan Combo Pack” includes two favorite bird box plans that you can assemble today. So Why wait?

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How to Build an Adirondack Chair, Adirondack chair plans

Adirondack Chair Plans: Build A Comfy Spot to Find Restful Respite

Steve Shanesy teamed up with Norm Abram on this project to teach you how to build an Adirondack chair the right way. Norm and Steve detail every step, from selecting an appropriate species of wood and the proper outdoor hardware, to cutting the patterned slats and assembling an attractive final product.

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Woodworking Ideas and Woodworking Plans: Unlock Your Imagination

How do the best craftsmen come up with woodworking ideas, and translate those ideas into easy woodworking plans? Open up this FREE article on sketching – the basic element of all woodworking project ideas – and start seeing furniture and casework in a different light. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to unlock your imagination.

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