Below I discuss the woodworking projects available, the plans and videos provided, and a quick run through again of the bonuses which I think are quite useful. So, let’s look at the projects available first…
Types of Projects inside Teds WoodWorking
Teds Wood Working offers 16,000 woodworking plans and blueprints for beginners to advanced builders, with easy step-by-step instructions. And yes, it’s not that difficult to find what you are looking for on the computer, all files are well organized so you can locate what you need, from there copy it to CD or you can even print out the plans for easy access, which I would recommend to do when you are doing projects. So, while you might never have considered building a particular piece of furniture… Teds WoodWorking offers the ability of a complete wood working plan so that you can accomplish it. Other projects that might be of interest include: dog houses, bird feeders, garden chairs, childrens’ room projects, sheds, and media center plans.
So, when you are considering plans you need all the necessary information, including schematics, blueprints, materials lists, dimensions, etc…this is what Teds Wood Working comes through on. I rather not start a project unless we can finish it. So, you can be rest assured that they have taken care of this part. You get everything that you will need to accomplish your chosen project.
In Teds Woodworking you will get:
- Detailed Diagrams with a full set of dimensions (available in imperial and metric units)
- Step -by-step instructions on how to start your project
- Know what materials will be needed for your project
- Know what tools you will need
All 16,000 plans can be downloaded instantly after purchase online. You can then read the plans via PDF (which if you don’t have, you can download Adobe Reader here) or DWG software, which you will get in the bonuses.
In addition to all the plans that Teds WoodWorking offers there are over 150 instructional videos. This is a great starting point to for someone just getting into the building, in that, you can watch how it’s done. Everybody learns through different ways, so this is one more advantage that Teds Wood Working offers.
Teds Wood Working Bonuses and Guarantees
For some reason I always like talk about the bonuses, besides the 16,000 plans, videos, etc…here is a quick view again of the bonuses that are provided:
- Free drawing and CAD plan viewer
- 150 premium woodworking videos
- The Complete Woodworking Carpentry Guide
- Free Lifetime Membership Area
There are a number of great tips and tricks in these bonuses and again I would refer you to the Official Teds Wood Working website to get more information on them.
Is Teds Wood Working Worth it?
Well, there are some things that you have to aware of. First, while it may be more expensive than some woodworking programs out there Teds Wood Working does offer quite a bit. At a price of $67 shown on the Official Teds Wood Working website at the time of this review, it’s not that bad given the comprehensive plans that you are provided.
Now some of the issues that I uncovered on this program include being potentially overwhelmed by 1,000’s of plans that Teds WoodWorking offers. You may believe that you could get lost with a ton of files and trying to figure out where everything goes. However, what is great about Teds Wood Working is the way that they categorize their woodworking plans. This way you can find things as you need to fairly quickly. The one down side also others experienced was that the download was slow when you purchased it. However, once you have the files downloaded…then it’s on your computer and you can then just go there through the categories to find the right plan. There is also a DVD that has Teds Wood Working package that can be helpful too. Lastly, on this getting to the project plans quickly you can always choose besides viewing the plans on computer to print them on for easy access.
Another great part of Teds Wood Working is that it was made for the beginner and provides the scalability of plans for the expert. Let me explain this more. What I find quite useful is that it has easy to understand directions and goes blue print and materials that are needed in detail. So, this way you don’t end up with a furniture piece that might not be finished…I’m not too thrilled when the directions I’m reading have omissions that need to be interpreted mid-way through the project. Luckily, Teds WoodWorking makes this part easy with clear to follow instructions, step-by-step color pictures, and if you need help there is a life time membership area that I’m sure can be helpful if you find yourself in a bind. One last thing that I will mention is that Teds WoodWorking is a product that has been around for awhile and even won The Woodworking Association’s Reader’s Choice Award in 2009… which is definitely a plus.
Lastly, I wanted to mention that even if the cost might be slightly higher the amount of time saved in doing a project is there…if you have ever worked with plans that were partially correct mid-way through the project, it can be less then fun. Also, the comprehensive detail in Teds Wood Working plans provides you the ability to go back to one reliable resource versus trying to search and search for the right plans from other places. You will have so many plans to choose from in the future for new projects. So, I believe that Teds WoodWorking, the woodworking association’s 2009 Reader’s Choice Award winner, still surpasses many of the other companies in what they are providing.
Visit the Teds WoodWorking site to learn more about this product. Again, they are very confident in their product and offer a 60-day Money Back Guarantee. So, if you are not completely happy for any reason during this time period Teds Wood Working will fully refund you.