What I think about Furniture Craft Plans
The Furniture CraftPlans
I came across Mark Stuart’s Furniture and woodcraft plans a little while ago. It took me a while to make a purchase. Well, I definitely have to say that this package is unlike anything that has ever been created. It has all these amazing features that I believe so many people will love.
Inside this life-changing collection, you’ll find that you will be empowered with more than 9,000 woodworking plans for your home furniture, wood crafts, and just about anything made of wood.
Basically that means you won’t have to worry about thinking about design on your own because this plan already did it for you. With these plans in your possession, there’s virtually no limit to what you can create or build.
If you are artistic enough you could even play around and build or mix and mingle with some of your own ideas and see what pops. However, things turn for the worst. You didn’t get that from me.
You will be glad to find that every single plan inside this guide was specifically made with the simple builder in mind. So whether you are a beginner, average builder or a professional this plan, with its many plans will be perfect for you. Just imagine how long it would take you to amass your own package like this. Why even imagine it when it’s already here.
In truth, and this is honestly speaking, after looking at this plan, I realized that if I were able to find one suitable plan every day it would still take me well over 24 years to put together an amazing collection such as this. So basically I have to say I am overly impressed.
What you get with this plan
As always we want to know how this plan will benefit us. Well check the following list and you will know what you will get. Below is a list of what the author and compiler of this plan have promised:
- You get over 9,000 plans to keep for life. Use them for inspiration or easily search through them when you have a new project you want to make.
- Covers all types of home furniture, small woodcraft plans, and everything in between! If you can dream it, I’ve got a plan for it.
- Save thousands of dollars with our plans for high-end designer wooden furniture. Build them by following easy to follow directions.
- Contains some of the EXACT plans for designer furniture projects! (large or small it’s all covered here).
- Each project comes with detailed blueprints, schematics, step by step instructions, full-color guides, as well as the complete materials lists!
- The plans are kept in an easily searchable database so there’s no need to scroll through all 9,000 plans simply pull up the plan you are looking for with an easy search function.
- Your current skill level doesn’t matter. Everything is laid out step by step in precise detail (it’s virtually impossible to fail if you take the time to follow the instructions).
- Cool woodworking tips and resources for you to produce your projects even faster without any loss of quality on the finished product!
- You get a complete tools and materials list so there is no guesswork (how much time and money have you wasted by returning to the orange big box store to grab tools or supplies that you didn’t think of when you weren’t using a great project plan)
- Plus you get FREE LIFETIME updates! That means you’ll get access to every new plan I release so you’ll never run out of ideas.
- And a whole lot more…
- Simply put, FurnitureCraftPlans® contains everything you need to start making beautiful furniture (and other crafts) almost immediately and with zero frustration or wasted money.
General Guide and Tips for Woodwork
- Sanding made easier
Sanding woodwork by hand may seem like a chore, but with special tools and high-quality sandpaper, you’ll get excellent results that often outshine a power sander. Besides, it’s quieter, doesn’t produce clouds of dust, and may get into places power sanders can’t.
Use a sanding block for faster, more efficient results. It distributes sanding pressure more evenly and maintains a flatter surface than merely folding a piece of sandpaper. Also, change sandpaper often.
Sand with the grain of the wood, especially for the final grits.
To remove deep scratches and stains, angle across the grain up to about 45º for the first sanding. Before moving to the next finer grit, sand with the grain to remove all cross-grain scratches. For sanding painted surfaces, buy clog-resistant sandpaper. The paint will build up slower than on standard sandpaper.
- Avoid drywall screws for woodworking
When screwing two pieces of wood together, use the traditional wood screw over the drywall screw for better results.
A drywall screw is threaded the full length. Since the top threads tend to grip the first board it enters, this can force two pieces of wood apart slightly because you have threads in both boards. The top part of a wood screw, on the other hand, has a smooth shank that won’t grip the first board. This makes it easier to clamp two pieces of wood together.
There’s another reason to avoid drywall screws: The hardened, brittle steel shafts of drywall screws will often break during installation, especially when screwed into hardwoods. Removing them from a finished material is nearly impossible and getting them out damages the surface.
- Wood screws are made of thicker, softer metal, so, they are break-resistant.
- Wood screws do, however, require you drill:
- A pilot hole for the threads
- A wider counterbore hole the length of the non-threaded shaft
- A countersunk hole for setting the head
However, you can easily handle all three drilling chores by buying a set of three countersinking bits. They handle the most common screw sizes.
- Know your wood’s moisture content
When building with wood, you must know the correct moisture content of each piece of wood.
Too dry, and the finished product may swell or crack. Too moist, and the end product may shrink or warp. It’s no wonder experts say incorrect moisture causes 80% of all woodworking problems.
WoodMoistureAppTherefore, it’s critical to know the moisture content of each piece of wood before it is used. For instance, if you’re planning an inlay job using two different species of wood, you’ll need to know the moisture content of each type so that your inlay glue joints stay intact.
- A failsafe way to avoid a ruined project is to use a moisture meter.
Wagner Meters is one provider for both professionals and hobbyists a variety of highly accurate, professional-grade moisture meters.
- Use a free wood moisture app
To help solve your moisture problems easily and quickly, Wagner offers you the FREE Wood H2O mobile app. This handy app calculates equilibrium moisture content (EMC), troubleshoots many common wood moisture problems, and accesses helpful resources.
- Prevent excess glue stains
To eliminate stains caused by oozing glue along joints, clamp the pieces together without glue. Apply masking tape over the joint and then cut it with a utility knife.
Next, separate the pieces, apply the glue, and clamp them together again. The glue will ooze onto the tape, not the wood. Remove the tape before the glue dries.
- Measure with a drafting square
Make accurate measuring and marking layouts on boards faster and easier with a drafting square – available at any art supply store.
When you need an accurate square in the 2 to 3foot range, drafting squares beat the cumbersome drywall squares for accuracy and eliminate the hassle of hooking up a carpenter square.
- Keep a clean, orderly workspace
Achieving efficiency in your shop can sometimes be as simple as clearing clutter from your work area. A disorderly work area can hinder your productivity.
Another tip: Only keep out items that you use daily. Everything else should be put in designated areas so they’re quickly retrievable when needed.
- Keep a well-lit shop
Pay special attention to lighting. You should have consistent and ample illumination on all work areas so you can work from any angle without casting shadows. This ensures safety and productivity.
- Overhead lighting
- Focused lighting
- On tool lights
- Painting walls and the ceiling white can help diffuse the light.
- Keep your blades sharp
Dull tools such as chisels, blades, planes, scrapers, and gouges don’t cut cleanly. They tear at the wood fibers resulting in a fuzzy, uneven, unprofessional look.
Well, I have to say, when it comes to woodwork a lot of effort is put in planning and designing a specific craft. It is a stressful yet exciting way to show the world your natural talent as well as prove to people around you what you are capable of.
With this EZWOOD PROJECT DESIGNER. You literally get it done for you. All you have to do is work on what’s already there but the plans are already laid out for you.
For me, this package is definitely a win, and anyone who thinks otherwise, well let’s just say…however, it may seem rather frustrating that everything is already set for you. I mean the enthusiasm is a bit less knowing that everything has already been done and set for you. Then again, it’s all worth it. I definitely give this plan a thumbs up.