Woodworking plans can range from free to expensive and from simple to complex. Woodworking is one of the world's most popular hobbies, so there's no shortage of free woodworking plans to be found on the Internet. Lots of people put free plans on their websites. You'll want to carefully consider the source of the free woodworking plans before you purchase the supplies you'll need, though.
Someone who loves to crochet can find all sorts of free patterns online, and the knitting fanatic can find hundreds of knitting patterns for free on the Internet, too. People who love what they do usually love to share it. But very often, these free online patterns aren't correct and will cause nothing but frustration, especially for the beginner. Free woodworking plans suffer from the same problems. When you find free woodworking plans, carefully read them and try to see any potential problems before you start the project. Woodworking plans you find for sale could very well be incorrect, too. Carefully read everything before you begin in order to avoid disappointment.
Some of the more reliable sources for woodworking plans are magazines designed for woodworkers. Along with tips and tricks of the trade, these magazines often have free woodworking plans in every issue. You can also find plans at websites designed for woodworkers and sometimes in general hobby or arts and crafts sites and forums.
When you find plans that interest you, especially if they're free woodworking plans, you'll still want to make sure the plans are good before you start. This is true with any woodworking project plans, but is especially important when you've found furniture woodworking plans. Once you spend the money on all that wood and embark on a large project like that, you don't want to discover that the final step in your woodworking project plans is incomplete or incorrect!
Check in forums or on message boards, and simply ask around. See if anyone else has used the same furniture woodworking plans and if they were happy with the result. You might even ask an experienced craftsman to have a look at the woodworking furniture plans you're about to use, just to make sure they're accurate and your woodworking project will be a success.