WoodPicker is a tool to simplify a woodworking project. You can use it to speed up the design, wood selection, and cutting steps of the project.
Getting started on a woodworking plan is hard to do. Once you’ve painstakingly detailed a design, you need to select the best pieces of lumber to fulfill all the parts in the project and somehow keep track of each one. It’s not uncommon to spend hours at the lumberyard trying to figure out how to efficiently place the parts for your project on the best available picks of wood. WoodPicker is designed to greatly improve the experience of choosing lumber at the lumberyard so you can cut it into parts with minimal waste. With WoodPicker, you can now concentrate on picking the best lumber and be on your way in a fraction of the time.
Here's how it works: WoodPicker will take your list of parts from your project plan and create suggestions of board dimensions to fulfill the parts list. If you can't find a board that matches the suggestion, no worries. Just change the suggested dimension and WoodPicker will automatically determine how to lay your parts on your chosen board. And when you've picked enough lumber for your project, WoodPicker will speed up your cutting time by providing a printable summary that illustrates the best layout for your project’s parts.
If designing a project from scratch is overwhelming, WoodPicker also provides a growing list of project plans with illustrated cutting and assembly instructions that you can purchase to get you started even faster. All plans are FREE with the WoodPicker Pro in-app purchase.
If you design your own plan in a program like SketchUp, you can easily import it into WoodPicker Pro with the CutList extension. Or, enter your parts list through the WoodPicker user interface. This requires the WoodPicker Pro in-app purchase.
So whether you are a craftsman picking lumber for furniture or a weekend warrior with a backyard project, I’m confident that this app will speed up your job.
This new version fixes a bug with the picking/selection of lumber made from softwood varieties (e.g. pine, cedar, etc). The bug prevented the user from being able to fulfill the parts list for the softwood. It also gave confusing information regarding the thickness of the selection category.
This version also changes the cost structure of woodworking plans offered by this app for WoodPicker Pro users.
Ratings and Reviews
Horrendous input for cutlist
Wow.. someone doesn’t want me to use this app. This has the most non user friendly dimension entry a developer could have devised... KISS.. JUST LET ME ENTER MY MEASUREMENTS WITHOUT THE SILLY SCROLL WHEELS.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. Based upon your feedback, the latest version 2.1.0 now provides the ability to enter measurements using type-in fields. This is an optional setting. If you would prefer this method of input, go to the app's settings and scroll to the bottom. There you will have the ability to choose the Parts Input Method.
Making Wood working straightforward
This is a great app to help you break down a project and optimize your wood selection. It simplifies your planning and gives you clear cut instructions for cutting each piece out of your selected lumber.
The project plans are very well put together and easy to follow as well.
Decent App, some missing features
App does a good job of laying out boards for cutting. Would be nice to be able to restore projects created on my iPad to my iPhone. Restoring the purchases doesn’t appear to do that.
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- JBONTA INNOVATIONS, LLC
- 134.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2018 JBonta Innovations, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- WoodPicker Pro Package $9.99
- Night Stand Plan by WoodPicker $3.99
- Rocking Horse Plan -WoodPicker $0.00
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.