Whenever we're perusing through used books at flea markets or used book stores, we undoubtedly run into well worn books from the 1950's-70's illustrating how to build your own furniture. Build-your-own furniture projects seem a lot less common these days, but those of you hankering for a weekend(s) project and some new furnishings might want to check Plan Canvas, a website that offers downloadable PDF furniture plans...
Prices per plan range from $2.99-$4.99
, with plans for chairs, tables, Craftsman style planters, bars, book shelves and entertainment centers. Some of the designs are on the "eh" side, but many of the plans look intentionally simple, with easily reproducible surfaces and simple construction. Our favourite is the sofa with additional storage