This is a collection of free projects that should help you recycle various types of waste from your workshop by making useful items out of it.

In every workshop where something is made or mended, scrap metal is left over (such as cutting residues, standard parts and the like). Every craftsman can use these recyclable residues and produce a variety of practical things for his house and workshop. This is the best way possible to manage workshop waste, whereby something seemingly worthless is turned into something useful. As recycling is a highly beneficial procedure for the entire planet, we have decided to open a category meant for scrap metal project plans.

Recycled metal art or scrap metal art is a great hobby, which in time can grow into a small business that is a very good opportunity for gaining additional income.  Standard parts and scrap metal offer endless opportunities for experimenting while making art and decorative pieces, but also pieces that can have some practical use.

Basic guidelines on how to start your projects from scrap if you have no previous experience of working with metal can be found at the following webpage: Scrap metal art workshop.

If you have any ideas for various practical projects that can be made from scrap metal, please share them with us and we will publish the plans.


On this page you are introduced to two ways of making a ball catch from various leftovers or waste that you can find in your workshop.

Here is a plan to help you make a chess set whose chessmen are made from used standard parts (nuts and bolts fasteners).


In this free metalworking plan, we have presented how to make a coat rack from tube of square cross-section measuring 25mm x 15mm.

On this page you can download free "do it yourself" project for the making of a curtain rod brackets from scrap.

Here you are presented to a small welding project with drawings to help you make a dog figurine that reminds of a dachshund.

Here you are presented with a plan according to which you can make a very sturdy folding shelf bracket that can withstand high loads.

You can make very interesting snail figure out of the flat metal bar and nuts and washers, which you can easily fasten with screws on the wooden pillar of a pergola or any other place in your garden or on terrace.

In the picture you can see 10 different ways to make handles from a variety of residues occurring after cutting tubes and beams.

Here you can download a free metalworking project for making a sliding barrel bolt latch from scrap.

On this page you are offered a plan for a  tool holder rack from scrap that can be mounted on the wall.


In today’s consumer society, the product life cycle is ever-shorter both because of poor production quality and the manufacturers’ intention to force you to replace bought product with a new „advanced“ one as soon as possible. Such way of thinking, along with a growing number of people on the planet is cause that the huge amount of stuff is being thrown away, although it can be repaired and used, or it can be disassembled and then some of the parts can be used again. Wealthier societies have developed various types of recycling, but since majority of people live in less rich and developed societies, the lack of recycling, money and citizens’ awareness are causing an enormous pollution of the planet. Fortunately, awareness about material recycling grows throughout the planet. A small but very noticeable contribution made various artists, craftsmen and enthusiasts, by turning scrap metal into work of art, useful thing or an interesting decoration for home and garden. Usually, this type of recycling is named recycled metal art, scrap metal art or welding art.
There are many items that you can make on this way:

  • Scrap metal furniture
  • Scrap metal sculptures
  • Nuts and bolts figures
  • Scrap metal indoor decorations
  • Scrap metal outdoor decorations
  • Scrap metal art pieces

and other useful things.