Woodworking plans are the drawn out at the beginning of the project and offer written directions on how to go about creating the final product. In the plans you'll find the ledge, which is a small box somewhere on the plan giving information on the scale of the project drawn and other little bits of knowledge. The scale is a smaller drawing of the life size project broken down into parts equal to inches or feet. For example, if 0.25 equals one foot this would represent the scale of the drawing. Woodworking plans show all sides of the project including the top, and how it should look when completed.