Woodworking can be so much fun. It is such a rewarding feeling to see your woodworking projects professionally finished and become useful and beautiful additions to your home or garden. Bunk beds for the kids, outdoor furniture, it is I more often than not found the idea and instruction research for the project to sometimes be a big pain. DIY books are a great source for ideas, but they tend to lack the instructional details I needed to get the job done.
My projects generally turned out pretty good, but not without a lot of struggle and flying by the seat of my pants. I would buy project books only to discover that the plan was missing a couple of steps. And I can’t tell you how many times I had to run back to the hardware store to pick up something because I didn’t have a complete materials list. To say the least, it may have been easier to just hire someone to build it for me, but the cost involved can be pretty steep.
So wouldn’t it be great if you could find thousands of fresh, easy woodworking project ideas all in one place? And what if every one of those great projects came with a complete set of blueprints, a listing of all the materials you would need and even the tools you will require to build it? I’m telling ya, you would feel like you had died and gone to heaven.
Well professional woodworker, educator and AWI member Ted “Woody” McGrath has spent the last 2 years putting together one of the most comprehensive woodworking projects package you can find. This package includes:
- 16,000+ woodworking projects plans
- Detailed diagrams and blueprints for each project
- Complete listing of ALL the materials you will need
- All the woodworking tools you will require to build your project
Because Ted McGrath is an educator, he knows how intimidating woodworking can be to the beginner. All of the projects in Teds Woodworking have very clear step-by-step instructions that are very easy to follow. So even if you are a total newcomer to woodworking, you will be able to master all the skills and techniques needed just by following the clear and concise instructions that Ted has laid out for you. Even a seasoned woodworking veteran can greatly benefit from the package Ted has put together.
There were only a couple of items I could find even remotely wrong with Teds Woodworking. Once in a while a project will be categorized incorrectly, but with over 16,000 projects and plans to keep organized it is understandable that a couple of projects will land in the wrong place. But overall the listings are very well organized. All of the projects can be found in one place in the member’s area, and are very easy to get to, but depending on your internet connection, downloads can take a bit of time. But I also found in the member’s area where you can upgrade to get all 16,000+ woodworking projects, plans and material listings sent to you on a DVD.
To make this product even more complete, Ted is adding some awesome bonuses to his package. The bonus package alone is valued at over $300 and is awfully hard to beat.
Teds Woodworking bonus package includes a free “DWG/CAD Plan Viewer” worth a couple hundred dollars. Compare this to AutoCad 2009 at amazon.com and you just saved yourself almost $1000. You can edit, modify or even create your own woodworking plans with this amazing tool. You also get a lifetime membership giving you access to over 150 premium videos on a wide array of woodworking topics by veteran woodworkers, and to top it all off you get the “Complete Woodworking Guides”. Over 200 pages of solid, step by step advice, tips & tricks, detailed drawings, diagrams and color photos. Teds Woodworking also comes with a 60 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
So here’s the bottom line:
- -16,000+ woodworking projects plans
- -Detailed diagrams and blueprints for each project
- -Complete listing of ALL the materials you will need
- -All the woodworking tools you will require to build your project
- -Free DWG/CAD Plan Viewer
- -150+ premium instructional woodworking videos
- -“Complete Woodworking Guides” with over 200 pages of advice
- –60 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
You can find a few good woodworking projects systems online, but I have found Teds Woodworking to be the most comprehensive. The value of this woodworking projects guide far exceeds the price you will pay for it.