Review #1 – Teds Woodworking: 16,000 Woodworking Plans
Are you into woodworking?
Would you like to get exact plans + step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects?
Someone told me about a website with more than 16,000 woodworking plans that you can download at: http://www.TedsWoodworking.com.
I’ve checked it all out and here’s my honest take on TedsWoodworking.com:
Before starting any woodworking project, you need to be really organized with all the information right at your fingertips. You’ll need a list of materials, the schematics, dimensions, blueprints, etc. With TedsWoodworking, you get all of this and more. He gives you step-by-step instructions with clearly drawn plans so you know how to put everything together to complete the project. He makes it quick and easy!
I’ve been on a number of other woodworking sites where the plans all seem to have the dimensions wrong, no parts or materials lists or any information on which tools you would need. If you’ve ever tried to get through a project with plans like these, you’ll be amazed with the detailed plans provided on TedsWoodworking.
With every plan I download from Ted’s Woodworking, I got exactly what I needed to complete the project:
• Detailed diagrams with all the dimensions
• A list of all the materials I would need to finish that project
• A list of all the woodworking tools required for the best results
• Step-by-step instructions to help me get things underway
If you are fairly new to woodworking, you will find these plans incredibly easy to read and follow. The plans are all very straightforward with easy-to-follow instructions written clearly in plain English. The way it’s all laid out, nothing is too complicated to accomplish even for beginners. The techniques are easy to master with these instructions, so before you know it you’ll have all the woodworking skills you need.
What I also loved about these plans is that they include videos, which means you can watch someone teach you exactly how to build things like bird houses, benches, sheds, dog houses, furniture for your home and a lot of other things as well.
Included with the package you get lifetime member access plus a ton of extras at no additional cost, which is HUGE. This alone makes the cost of TedsWoodworking a real bargain.
Ted McGrath, the Ted behind TedsWoodworking, is a highly skilled woodworker who’s been at this for years. He’s done a million and one DIY projects and knows all the shortcuts. There could be no better teacher.
I was only able to find a couple of things to complain about with TedsWoodworking: First of all, with 16,000 plans it’s nearly impossible to put every single one into its proper category. Secondly, downloading everything takes quite a bit of time because the files are understandably so big. But, if you go to the Members’ Area you can upgrade to get everything on DVD, which is a lot more convenient.
In all the decades I’ve been a carpenter I haven’t come across this many woodworking projects for these prices. Everything else I’ve seen has been $10,000 many times over. The bottom line is TedsWoodworking plans are worth their weight in gold. You’d be nuts to go forward with any project without Ted by your side.
Please visit the Woodworking Plans here!