Charlie Weinke, owner, operator, programmer and doer-of-all on the site.
If there are problems, I'm the one to blame....
I started Free Woodworking Plans on the
Internet back in 1995, when I started surfing the internet for
woodworking plans and all I found were links to lists of links, that
were lists of more links - nobody offered any actual plans, just links
to lists. Started as just a page with photos and URLs, the site has evolved to
an online database of more that 2500 plans. I hand pick the URLs and add new
ones almost everyday.
I got involved in woodworking at an early
age, with one grandfather a cabinetmaker, and the other a carpenter.
Those seeds were planted but didn't start to grow until I owned a
100-year old house that need extensive restoration. From there it
evolved to friends and neighbors asking for items to be built, to
running my own furniture shop. I have always believed that if you could
imagine it, you could make it; maybe not the first time, but persistence