Woodworking Projects for Advanced Woodworkers

Getting started in woodworking can be a daunting task, but once a novice has developed his or her skill level beyond the basics, it may be time to consider building a more challenging woodworking project. The following five sets of free woodworking plans are probably a bit too ambitious for a beginner but should be right in the wheelhouse of woodworkers who have developed a solid skill set.​

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    Adirondack Loveseat Glider Rocker

    Adirondack Loveseat Glider Rocker

    Chris Baylor

    If you're looking for a challenging project, take a look at this Adirondack Loveseat Glider Rocker. This unique take on the Adirondack chair has a curved seat for comfort, ample seating for two and a smooth, gliding action. Does this sound like a project that you'd like to tackle?

    Download the free woodworking plans, which include a printable measured drawing and bill of materials to match the article's step-by-step building instructions.

  • 02 of 05

    How to Build Kitchen Cabinets

    Cabinet Carcase

    Chris Baylor

    Many woodworkers decide to learn the craft with the idea of building their own kitchen cabinets. There are a number of different cabinet styles needed to outfit a kitchen. In this list, find articles that outline how to build each of the base or wall cabinets from which you might choose to outfit your kitchen with all of the storage that you'll need.

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    Portable Miter Saw Stand

    Portable Miter Saw Stand

    Chris Baylor

    A compound miter saw is ideal for making angled cuts on wood, but outside of the woodshop, using a miter saw can be a bit of a challenge. Longboards need to be supported on each end of the saw, and placing the saw on the ground can make the cut line difficult to see. Looking for a solution?

    Try this portable miter saw stand. It's centered around a long center beam, so the design allows you to build the stand as long as you need it. The two removable leg sections keep the saw positioned where you can easily see the cut line and the movable board supports can be positioned anywhere along the beam on each side of the saw.

    Sound like a project you'd like to build? Download the free woodworking plans today.

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    Wine Rack with Wine Glass Storage

    Wine Rack

    Chris Baylor

    Wine lovers will love this woodworking project: a wine rack that securely holds 13 bottles of wine horizontally alongside hanging storage for up to 12 wine glasses.

    This is a bit of a complex project to build, particularly for finishing. However, once you're done, you'll find that it shows off your wine and glasses like no other wine rack. Download the free woodworking plans to build one today.

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    How to Make Louvers for Window Shutters and Doors

    Louvered Window Shutter

    Chris Baylor

    Louvered window shutters or doors are great for allowing free-flow of air through a window opening or between a closet and a room. They are sturdy and provide considerable privacy while providing a look that a screen cannot match.

    They can be a little bit complicated to make because they require very accurate placement of the mounts in the rails to make each louver parallel to one another. Fortunately, with a router and a jig, making consistent louvers isn't that difficult. Learn how in this set of free woodworking plans.