My name is Kyle, and I’ve been a carpenter for 15 years. I have worked on just about every type of construction project there is, and I’ve even tried running my own business, but what I really want to do is spend time in my own shop building things that I want to build.
A lot of times my projects can start out as just a sketch on a scrap piece of wood. Sometimes I just wing it. But the projects that turn out the best always start out with a great plan.
I want to share those plans with you. Formatted like the plans I use at my day job, easy to read, and in a downloadable, printable .pdf file format.
Thanks for visiting, now go build something!
To provide easy to read project plans in a typical shop drawing format to the woodworking and DIY community.
So many “plans” that are available on the internet are just screenshots of Sketchup drawings. Real life Carpenters and fabricators usually receive blueprints, plans, or shop drawings. They are highly detailed and give all the dimensions and information required to build something.
Sections of a drawing are labeled for easy reference on other pages. They also label different views, or more detailed areas of the drawing. These notations can help you visualize what you are building, and tell you where to find the information you need.
Plans should be printable by anyone with a basic printer.
I have always preferred to have plans printed out that I can take in the shop with me. It’s nice to be able to write your own notes on them as you go.
All of the plans on this site are formatted for standard letter size paper and saved as a .pdf file so that anyone with access to a basic printer can print them out.
If you don’t have access to a printer, the .pdf files are just as easy to view on your computer, phone, or tablet.
A lot of websites advertising plans require you to subscribe to get the plans. Whether you have to pay for it or not, it’s annoying.
Ads shouldn’t interfere with the actual content of the site.
While I do plan on having ads on the site, I never want them to interfere with the users ability to find what they are looking for.