Lightweight folding dinghy 6, 7 & 9 ft
fliptail 9
The Fliptail is a simple and stable folding dinghy which is pretty, functional, light weight and easy to build. It consists of a central keel with two drop down floors, four hinged hoops and a reinforced PVC cloth skin.

It assembles in moments and rows and sails extremely well. Tough, light and resilient, with a 3.3hp motor it can also plane at speeds of up to 14 knots! Available in three sizes from 6 to 9 feet long. (1.8m to 2.75m)
The Stasha is the World's lightest nesting dinghy weighing in at about 10 kilos (22lbs) making it child's play to launch and retrieve. The Stasha is an elegant design and is a delight to row and great fun to sail. Despite its light construction it is surprisingly strong.

The Stasha is made of two halves with a simple locking mechanism allowing it to be easily assembled on deck, on shore or even in the water. As it's made from so few materials it doesn't cost much to build.
Super lightweight nesting dinghy 7ft
Super lightweight nesting dinghy 7ft
the worlds lightest nesting dinghy
Lightweight 2 berth folding bike caravan
The Origami is a sturdy design that has stood the test of time. Like the Fliptail, the Origami has a central keel, two drop down floors and a reinforced PVC skin. The Origami has plywood side panels which makes this dinghy very robust.

Folding flat to just a few inches in moments and weighing from as little as 15 kilos (33lbs) she is easy to move around and stow. The Origami will take an engine, rows very well and also sails. Available in 6 and 8 foot versions. (1.8m & 2.4m)

Easy to build, very stable and easy to customise.
Folding 12ft canoe
Foldak folding 12 foot canoe
The Foldak is an easy to build 12 foot folding canoe. Like the Fliptail it consists of a central keel, drop down floors, four hoops and a reinforced PVC skin.

It unfolds in less than a minute and all the pieces needed to assemble it are always attached so you won't arrive at the water's edge missing a vital piece.

It is stable, tracks well yet is easy to turn. Designed to be used with either a single paddle or a double kayak paddle.
5.5 ft hard dinghy
The Deckster, the boat with a hole in it
The Deckster is the boat with a hole in it! Designed to stow on deck around the foot of your yacht's mast, it's the hard dinghy solution for the spatially challenged. The Deckster is stable, rows well, takes an engine and sails.

The Deckster does more, it can also use the revolutionary Hobie Mirage drive allowing you to face forward and keep your hands free whilst in motion.

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The Foldavan is an ingenious teardrop bicycle caravan with three modes. In 'Stow' mode it concertinas down to just 21cm so it can be put away easily when not in use. In 'Road' mode it extends to 60 cm wide so you can get where you are going with ease. In 'Camping' mode it is a full metre wide (option to build a 1.2 metre version). With its small and aerodynamic shape and super light weight it is no problem to tow along. You can even put a 6 ft Fliptail or Origami dinghy inside!

At just 30 kilos it is very easy to tow and if it's windy you can unzip the sides to make it easier to pedal and avoid it being blown over. Despite its top heavy appearance most of the weight is very low down adding to the stability.
Lightweight wooden bicycle
Hoopy Wooden Bicycle
5 metre diameter lightweight yurt
plurt yurt
Aerodynamic caravan
Plystream aerodynamic caravan
Lightweight telescopic caravan
slidavan telescopic caravan
Wooden transportation, habitation and more. Make any of our designs yourself using our highly detailed step by step instructions. Every single design was created with ease of build in mind. No specialist tools are needed and most of the materials can be bought locally or inexpensively online. The designs are not just easy to make, they all work and work well. Strong, yet light, practical and always interesting. Click on any of the images to learn more.
Lightweight folding dinghy 6 & 8ft
Origami folding boat
The Hoopy wooden bicycle. It might look complicated to make but the frame can be marked, cut out and glued ready for varnish in just two days. The box section frame is immensely strong yet only weighs 3 kilos.

The Hoopy is a 'one size fits all' bicycle but the seat can be raised or lowered during the build if required. It can carry two with ease and will make you friends wherever you go. It's also great to ride. Surprisingly fast and very comfy.

Most of the parts needed to build a Hoopy are easily available secondhand or can be salvaged from old bikes. 
The Plurt is an insulated yurt weighing just 250 kilos making it easy to assemble, transport and store. Opening windows can be fitted where you like and the panels are interchangeable allowing for different configurations. There is even an extended headroom option.

It uses easy to find materials in its construction and typically costs about half that of a traditional yurt of a similar size.

With its spacious and bright interior, the Plurt is a very cosy place to be.

The Plystream is a unique two berth aerodynamic caravan. It weighs just 300 kilos so is light enough to be towed by almost any car and its slippery shape makes it very stable and easy to tow.

The fully insulated Plystream can be built from metric or imperial materials and thanks to its symmetrical shape it can be easily adapted to fit on any trailer.

It will take about 350 hours to build a Plystream and thanks to our comprehensive plans, along the way you will learn some very useful skills, such as how to bend wood, varnish, use epoxy, make templates and much more.
The Slidavan is an easy to build lightweight telescopic caravan which does it all. On the road its light weight and compact dimensions means you'll hardly know you are towing it.

At the campsite it takes just a minute to turn it in to a fully insulated and very comfortable 2 berth caravan with full standing headroom throughout.

No special skills or materials are needed to build a Slidavan and you don't need much space either as a Slidavan can be built in a one car garage.  

Lightweight telescopic truck camper
rear view slidacab
The Slidacab is a four berth fully insulated lightweight camper for a pick-up. It can be modified to fit on almost any vehicle.

The roof raises in seconds thanks to four gas struts. The interior is bright and airy. There's even a small stove and sink under one of the settee berths.

It is easily mounted on the pick up by one person using just a couple of scissor jacks, two step ladders and a pair of simple wooden stands. No special skills or materials are needed to build a Slidacab.

The Plysonic is a slight departure for Woodenwidget. It began as a personal project just for the fun of making a wooden badminton racket but the end result was so satisfying that the decision to create plans was made.

A little more challenging to make than most of the other designs but the very detailed plans walk you through every single step of the way.

Only slightly heavier than a more modern racket but very pleasing to play with with excellent feel and power. Takes a little getting used to but once you get the hang of it you'll never go back!

wooden badminton racket
Wooden badminton racket
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Every Woodenwidget design is easy to build regardless of your level of experience. The illustrated plans lead you every step of the way, so if you have always wanted to have a go at making something useful, now is your chance. Included in the plans are all you need to know about all aspects of the project from selecting wood, using and sharpening tools, using epoxy and much much more. Making things has never been simpler. If you would like to learn more about our plans, please click here
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