I know I've posted part of these before. This is part of my updated DIY Bookmarks list with corrected/edited dead links. If you find anything you really like, copy it to your computer or print out a hard copy. Some of my links have disappeared over time. The stuff I am really interested in, I have saved as PDF's and
Free Plans, Patterns & How-To Website Links:
various projects from easy to difficult. Some furniture. I like the produce crate
It looks like a handy thing to make. I like that you can easily save the info in a PDF file by just clicking on the PDF icon at the beginning of the project.
Canadian Plywood Association
woodworking plans, craft projects, free recipes and a lot more
Medieval Pavilion Resources
If you find something you like, save the thing to your computer. Don't just bookmark it. The links do disappear over time.
Known World Architectural Guild
More medieval furniture plans
Free Technical plans, books, patterns, software, etc
The books are mostly old turn of the century (as in 1900) books. Some books as late as 1930's. Many of these books were "text books" and you can use then to self-teach yourself (or your kids if you home school) some "new" skills. Still very good basic skills books that use techniques still in practice.
The Realm of Darkness Project Page
Another Medieval website
"Extras" page. This is where they put the patterns from their magazine online.
Over 225 FREE plans and still expanding
He built a Vardo to live in. Anyone that off center deserves to have their projects included
Workbench/My Home My Style magazine
This page contains free cutting diagrams for all of the projects listed. Select projects offer step-by-step plans to purchase. All other project plans can be found in past Workbench magazine issues. New Website
Step-by-step: Carpentry & Woodworking, Doors & Windows, Built-ins, Drywall, Flooring, Tiling, Roofs, Siding, Decks, Patios & Walls, Plumbing, Electrical, Painting, Repairs, Easy Upgrades
Totally Free Kitchen Cabinet Plans
Simple 32MM Frameless style Cabinets plus a few other projects
Some Free, some for pay
Tom's Woodworking Plans
All plans are in PDF format
How to Build an LP Storage Locker for Your Boat
Or in our cases, BUS!
DIY RV Macerater Pump
Jake Von Slatt's Garbage Disposal Macerater
Auxiliary Gas Tank for Generator - How To Add?
DIY Thread on adding an extended run tank for a little generator
Build it Solar
Solar Projects and energy saving tips
How do you use a rooftop ac as a basement ac?
There used to be a webpage with the how to's on this but I can't find it. I do have it saved as a PDF in my Printmaster on my computer.
Agricultural Building & Equipment Plan List
In case you are needing plans for "out buildings" or sheds (look under recreation for some neat "picnic pavilions" to park the bus next to/under. Plans are in PDF.
PVC Wine rack (or any other bottles)
How To Build Your Own Can Rotating Rack
This is similar to some I built out of plywood. I have since come up with a much simpler version. This will allow you to literally "rotate" your cans so that you never have an "old" can behind newer ones. In our case, we tend to buy canned food by the 12 pack once a month. By the time I'm ready to buy another 12 pack, we are either out or only have one or two cans left. So keeping the cans rotated using the "First In - First Out" method doesn't really matter for us.
Stain PVC Pipe Any Colour You Like
Good site if you are going to do any PVC pipe projects
Galvanized Pipe Projects
You do realize that many PVC Pipe projects can also be made with the Galvanized plumbing pep although it would cost a bit more. Be a good thing to keep in mind if you are opting for a Dieselpunk
vibe (think Steampunk/Decopunk but a tad on the dark grubby side with less shiney). Nice thing about Dieselpunk is you can use much of the brushed nickel Moderne/Industrial Deco that is turning up on retail shelves all over (walk down the lighting section of Home Depot, Wal-mart). Just "antique" it a bit.. Instant Diesel punk!
Practical to Impossible: DIY Projects, Designs & Ideas
Various projects using a variety of materials & techniques
Has pretty much everything. You need to do a lot of searching here.
PVC Pipe Plans
More PVC projects
Convert Fluorescent Lights To LED Dual Use
Best source for how-to's on radiant heat. With their info, you can design and install a radiant heat system.
Aquahot Hydronic Heat Systems
Incredibly pricey. But the links take you to the spec page where you can download Owners Manuals, Installation manuals, Service Manual and Parts Manual. Between the manuals, you can build your own system for about 1/3 of the price.
Supplies for PEX and where we got the 3" ball valve we use for our black tank sewer drain.