If you're interested in the fine craft of woodworking, then you should have a healthy appetite for woodworking designs. Anyone who thinks that they can build anything without using any plans should not even be allowed to enter a workshop. Not having a good set of plans before starting a project is just an invitation for disaster.
Even the most experienced craftsmen need to follow a set of plans when doing any kind of project. It makes the whole process run a whole lot smoother, and safer, since you won't have to stress with thinking of what to do next or what tools you should use. This makes woodworking a lot more relaxing.
All woodworking projects start with a set of plans. Be it small bookends or birdhouses, or big projects like cabinets, tables, or even boats; they all start with an organized set of plans. Even if you've already done the project in the past and want to do it again you still need to consult with the plans for it. Whether you are an expert woodworker or a beginner that has absolutely no experience in woodworking whatsoever, you will still need plans.
You can easily get plans for whatever project you will do. You can browse through woodworking magazines and books, or even download them from the internet. Just make sure that the plans you do get are well-detailed and are easy to follow.
So, now that you already have a plan in hand, why not start working?