It's hard to research all the different types of plates / joints you can use these days for your wood project. Crafty has all the most common parts to let you design your Woodworking project with ease. You have everything from meshes to doors to hinges to brackets...
What Are You Thinking?
Whatever it is, give it a try. It takes little effort to just try out your idea. Just start designing and let your ideas flow.
Start with some simple and build on it as you go! You can also share it with friends and get their feedback. No experience needed, just your woodworking tools and ideas.
Learn As You Go!
It's very intimidating to get started with woodworking if you don't have a mentor. With Crafty, you can start off by building or cloning designs in our gallery. As you get more experience and get more familiar with all the parts, you can design your own projects!
All our predesigned wooden projects have a step-by-step guide to follow, click through and learn how to build your Dog Small House or even a Modern Pagoda. You decide which wooden projects to set as goals.
Pro Carpenter or Noob
Doesn't matter! Crafty is for everyone that wants to build. The important thing is to just start. Come up with a basic idea and start designing it or start off by building one of the designs in our gallery! Access to the entire list of parts with the right measurements like a Pro! If you start from scratch or select a free woodworking design, it automatically gets generated.
Here are some cool ideas that will look amazing in your favorite wood—whether it's the rich warmth of mahogany, the elegance of oak, the rustic style of cedar, or the modernity of maple—we've crafted these designs to spark your imagination.
Here is a quick preview of the current parts we've added for woodworking designs! Let us know if we're missing anything and we'll add it for you! We have all the common lumber but also have added lots of joints / plates for you.
We Know What Fits Into What
We know the size & type of each connection of each part of lumber So we show you only compatible parts when you're creating your wood design
Woodworking Design Software
The software out there that's marketed for woodworking design is mostly just made for CAD. It's made for engineers that have expensive software and are already familiar with using complex software in 3D. CraftyAmigo is made to be simple for everyone to use.
You could be 9 or 90 and you'll be able to quickly put together your design. Crafty is designed around standard parts that you can get from your local hardware store and allowing you to place those parts and then snap other compatible parts to them. Very simple concept: Click - Select - Snap!
Our aim is to make the design and building process accessible to more people that love creating wooden furniture, wooden planters, wooden decking, etc.Once you're done your design, you can share it with your friends. They can then make clone and make edits or just build out your shared design.
Once you're design is done, you'll see the parts list and the exact measurement of each part so you can go out build it without making 10 trips to Home Depot!
Is this a downloadable app? No! It all works on the browser. It works on your phone as well as your computer! Is it free? Yes the app is 100% free.
Can I save my design? Yes! You can save your design in your account.
Can I share my design? Yes! You'll have a unique URL for every design you save which you can send to anyone! They can then see or clone the design. They cannot edit your design. You can also delete it whenever you'd like.
What materials do you support? Crafty currently have 700 parts across aluminum 8020, steel, wood and PVC! Let us know if we're missing a part
Where did the idea for this app come from? I spent a year building an off grid farm and knew nothing about construction / plumbing / electrical work… I saw that most people had to go the hardware store multiple times and many times they weren’t able to finish their work that day because the vendor didn’t have the part. So I thought if you can design your project beforehand, it will allow us to check for compatibility while you’re designing and then be able to send you all the parts! Much easier! Can I connect PVC to wood, t-slot / aluminum 8020? Yes. There are transition parts that allow you to connect PVC to wood or wood to aluminum 8020. If there is interest, we will start adding parts like motors and electrical components as well. The idea for Crafty is to be a place where you can design your entire project with all of its components so when you want to get to building, all you need to do is order!
Do you have everything in stock? No, not everything. We currently have about half of the parts and our goal is to little by little add more. For the parts we don't have, we will give you a link for the provider that you can buy it from. Hopefully as the app gets more traction, we will start to carry more and more items so we can ship you everything in one set.
How do you deal with long and heavy parts (like 2x4s)? When you have parts longer than 36" or of a certain kind (like lumber beyond a certain WxH), we just give you the dimension / exact length for you to go buy that at your local store. It doesn't make much sense to ship a 2x4 :)
Are you going to add more parts? Yes. This current set of parts that you see on the app is our initial set. We just finished this version in late April 2023 so we’re listening to the feedback we get and will evolve the app to be the best that it can be for all of you! Why not just use CAD? You can! If you have all the parts downloaded already and are an expert in CAD software. Also, I would hope that your CAD software gives you a clean output of all the parts / their exact measurements. What CAD software won't do is allow you to share the design online and allow others to see your design and specs.