Well, here it is – my honest review of Ted’s Woodworking Plans. After spending time appraising the extensive materials and putting them to work I feel I can now offer some useful insights. In this Ted’s Woodworking review I will describe the contents of the package and provide my thoughts on the pros and cons it offers.
Created by Ted McGrath, Teds Woodworking is a massive collection of more than 16,000 woodworking project plans, blueprints, reference guides, videos, CAD software and much more. With all of these materials at your fingertips you will be able to successfully take on any woodcraft project you ever wanted to and many you hadn’t thought of yet.
Ted’s Woodworking contains:
The package also includes lifetime member access at no extra cost so you can always access these materials. All of the materials are also downloadable to your computer and there is an optional DVD version available too.
The biggest problem with Ted’s Woodworking Plans is also its greatest strength – it is BIG. The sheer volume of the contents may be a bit overwhelming when you first access the members’ site. However, the site is very well organized and you will quickly find everything you are looking for and much more.
Woodworkers of every level and ability will find Ted’s Woodworking useful. Beginning woodworkers will find many of the plans are well suited to them. The guides and videos will help them develop their skills quickly too. Advanced and professional woodworkers will appreciate the huge variety of different projects and the time saving value of having a high quality set of plans waiting for virtually any challenge.
The Bottom Line
Ted’s Woodworking is simply the most comprehensive and detailed woodworking package available anywhere. With high quality woodworking project plans, guides, tips and techniques, videos and CAD software there is something for everyone in this package.
If you are like me you are often looking for inspiration for your next Woodworking Project. You can spend hours scanning magazines and books looking for the perfect project. Here are five Woodworking Projects that caught my attention while I was browsing the contents of Ted’s Woodworking Plans. Any of these would be a great next project.
Box with Raised Panels – Boxes are one of my favorite woodworking projects. While they are generally small they encompass enough different aspects to show off your prowess. In addition they make great gifts that both the recipient and the giver (you) will be proud of for years to come. This plan has some interesting but timeless and attractive variations on the theme.
Display Cabinet (Cherry) – This simple yet elegant display cabinet would do any collection of small curios proud. The cherry wood material will lend its classic patina as it darkens with age. The glass front door nicely finishes the piece and protects your collectibles at the same time.
Sheds – Who doesn’t need more storage space or someplace to store your garden equipment and supplies? Ted’s Woodworking Plans has over 200 “shed” plans of every imaginable variety and provides access to over 12,000 more shed plans. If you are planning to build a shed, look no further for you plans.
Bird Houses and Bird Feeders – Bird houses and bird feeders are some of the most traditional woodworking projects. They are a fantastic first project for your children or grandchildren to do with you. These projects will provide many hours of special shared time, not only in building but also in placing the finished house and watching the parent birds build their nest and raise their young.
Chessboard/Checkerboard – What could be better than playing chess or checkers on your home made board? You can make your own high-quality board from select materials of your choosing and can proudly show off your skills while enjoying a friendly game with your family and friends.
These are just a few of the many different kinds of Woodworking Projects that you will find in Ted’s Woodworking Plans.
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