I always admired woodworking even though I didn’t know how to properly make wooden storage let alone a kennel.
It didn’t stop me. On some weekends, I would spend hours trying to carve something from wooden pieces. Sometimes I could make minor projects.
But most of the time, I couldn’t.
I didn’t have a lot of tools either. There’s no way I can make excellent furniture. At least, I thought so.
I checked out woodworking plans online. Many had step-by-step guides that looked simple, but only complicated things.
When I followed them, my resulting piece looked no closer to what they showed in pictures.
Some needed high-end equipment, which a beginner like me didn’t have.
Few sites had a couple of boring projects, and after I finished them, there was nothing more to work with, and my skills didn’t improve to a considerable level.
I got fed up with such sites.
That’s when I came across Teds Woodworking by Ted McGrath, a certified master woodworker who regularly publishes articles on woodworking.
At first glance, it looked like any other site, but something caught my eye.
The World’s Largest Collection of 16,000 Wood Plans.
So, I checked everything about this whopping collection.
They claimed that even beginners can work on projects using their guide. A partial list of their wood plans included things I always wanted to make.
They also offered a 100% risk-free money-back guarantee within 60 days. I decided to try it for a week or two and then ask for a refund if it doesn’t work.
After I received the plans collection, I chose to build an intermediate-level dollhouse for my kid to check if I can build any project without expertise as they claimed it.
They gave a materials list for the project, and that simplified my job of shopping.
Formerly, I would talk to other shoppers in the store to conclude the list and still miss a few things. This time, I got done with shopping in an hour.
I gathered everything and went through the steps.
Ted’s plan showed how the project would look from different angles. I’ve never seen any woodworking plan provide this.
Throughout my first project using Ted’s Woodworking, I felt as though an expert woodworker was guiding me and supervising every step I took. I didn’t need additional partners or resources.
Fast forward the next two days and my project was done. My daughter showered me with kisses after seeing it.
She was my judge and audience for this project. So, I was glad.
I chose a book-shelf as my next project. I followed everything in the plan to make a beautiful bookshelf in the next two days.
I erased the idea of requesting a refund and worked on some of my dream wooden pieces that week.
No seemingly huge project could scare me anymore. Woodworking became a regular hobby. This time, my hobby is productive instead of me just carving and throwing away wooden bits.
It saved me some money on furniture too. I cherish the satisfaction of building them on my own.
I am not a full-time woodworker. So, I do woodwork as a hobby on weekends and teach some simple projects to my 12-year-old son.
I suggested the Teds Woodworking plan to my friend Steve as he runs a woodworking business.
I lost count of the times he has said, “You introduced me to a professional woodworking assistant, John. It has more than what I could ask for.”
He said that the material and cutting list of each project narrowed down the wastage in his office.
In my experience, no woodworker should miss Ted Woodworking plans.