DIY Project Submission Incentive

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If you built a project with our plans, we want to see what you accomplished.
For a limited time . . . submit a photo and a few words about what you did, and we’ll give you a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card. Read all about it, and post your photo HERE.

Blueprints for your next project — A fantastic Trailer, a Gantry Crane or a Storage project.
When you Build It Yourself you can Make it Better and Customize it to be perfect for you.

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Sample View Do-it-Yourself Plans

All Plans Come Fully Illustrated,
with Step by Step Instructions,
and a list of needed materials.

Instant Download — Right After Purchase!

How To Get Plans

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Mechanical Elements DIY Plans

  • The best way to get plans is via download right here, at Mechanical Elements! — All our Do-it-Yourself blueprints are available for “Electronic Download”, right after payment.  It’s fast, and there are No Shipping Charges. — Shop Now.
  • An option for “Printed & Mailed” is available by special request. Please Let Us Know if you need printed blueprints, and we’ll send instructions.  Expect 2-3 weeks delivery. Charges for Printing & Shipping apply.
  • If you prefer, we also have a Mail Order Form for blueprints. (Money Orders, Cashiers Checks).  Instructions are on the Mail Order Form.
  • Plans for Download are .PDF format for easy viewing and printing.  (Special files for some items are included.)  For easy download, the plans are bundled in a .ZIP file.  If you need, a free PDF reader is at and a free ZIP utility at

Better Plans – By Design – from Mechanical Elements

The Difference @ Mechanical Elements

We think these are the best DIY plans. We’ve seen lots of others that don’t compare. At Mechanical Elements you get engineered, detailed as do-it-yourself plans — designed for you — and most plans include options to customize your project so it turns out to be exactly what you want.

Also have a look at our page on Why Our Trailer Plans Are Better. It’s written about trailer plans, but the principles apply to all the plans. All of our Do-it-Yourself plans are well conceived and ready for your next project. That’s the Mechanical Elements difference.

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