I’ve been asked about Ted’s Woodworking product so many times that I decided it was time to check it out and see if it was worth all the hype. I’ll do my best to outline the things I found valuable about the product and also any criticisms I may have. I went into this without any prior knowledge or experience with his training or plans. I had no bias one way or the other.
In the end, I was happy that I decided to test this product out. It was packed with content which alone was worth more then the cost of the material. It was not perfect however and I will cover the things that I would have changed or done differently if I had created the material. I attempted to be very methodical while reading and following the material, as to give an even and unbiased review. I owe my readers this much, as I want them to make a good decision on whether or not to purchase this product. I think you’ll find my review complete.
The Things I Liked About Ted’s Woodworking
I’ve listed the different items below that I find provide enormous value with Ted’s product.
- Huge collection of 15,000+ Woodworking Plans
- A robust DWG CAD file viewer is included
- Good Quality 3D Modeling Software is included
- The Diversity of the plans. Big variety of project types
- The Value you receive is worth far more than the cost of the product
- Good collection of Wood Working Tips and Tricks
- A Step-by-Step Guide on Starting a Woodworking Business
- Stellar Customer Service (1 year of personal email coaching included)
One important thing to note is that a majority of websites offering woodworking plans are poor quality, and tend to be over priced.That’s one thing I really liked about Ted’s package, it had a huge range of different plans for a reasonable price.
The Things I Didn’t Like About Ted’s Woodworking
The way that the project plans are presented could use some work. They are not all done the same way, so it’s not as seamless as I think it could be. The plans also lack any ranking system to let you know if its beginner, novice or expert level. While this is only a minor detail, it would be much easier for a novice to digest if it was marked properly.
The video section is helpful but could be added upon. I found the videos helpful and a refreshing change compared to some of the other similar products on the market that I’ve bought. I look forward to additional videos on some advanced techniques and how-to’s.
I know I didn’t list many negative things, but to be honest, there were not that many things to point out. The experience will be different for everyone, but from my perspective, it’s a very well rounded product that has a lot to offer to woodworkers of any experience level.
Here is Whats included in Ted’s Woodworking
- 16,000 Woodworking Plans
- 150 Premium How-To Videos
- 200 Pages of Guides full of Tips, Tricks and Techniques
- DWG CAD Software to edit, modify and create your own plans
- How to Start a Woodworking Business Book
- 1 Full Year of Personal Email Coaching from Ted Mcgrath
150 Woodworking Videos
In my opinion this is a ton of material and totally worth the price. There is also a Deluxe version which includes several other items:
- Shed Plans
- Several References and Resources
- Quality 3D Software
- Special Designer Plans
The video below is a very detailed account of whats included in the members area once you buy the product. You’ll see that what you get is very substantial, even overwhelming at times, which isn’t a bad thing I think. Warning: This video goes deep into detail about the woodworking plans included, so if you want a more general review, scroll further down the page and watch the other videos.
So you may be wondering how you will access the information once you purchase it. After paying, you will be directed the members page and have instant access to all of the items I mentioned above. You can also order all of the items on a DVD sent to your mailbox.
Ted does a good job of displaying all of the different resources in an easy to access fashion. Look below to see some screenshots of what the members area looks like, as well as some sample plans.
Ted’s Woodworking Members Area
DWG-CAD Software, Shed Plans, Resources and References
3D Software and Bonus Materials
What Do Ted’s Woodworking Plans Look Like?
The plans provided in the members area are pretty detailed. They generally include blueprints, step-by-step instructions, material lists and multiple pictures of the completed project. They are sorted by project type, for example: barn, bed, bench, bird house, boat, book care, camping. cabin, children s toys, dressers, desks, fences, frames, furniture plans and more.
Close up Detailed Plans
Detailed Instructions with Pictures
So to sum things up, I was pretty impressed with this product. There is a ton of plans available, all with detailed plans, blueprints and material lists. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The bonuses included with the package were actually pretty useful, unlike a lot of products out there that give you rehashed junk PDFs. I give this the Jim Patterson seal of approval. If you’d like to give this product a shot, I want to disclose that I do receive a small commission if you buy the product. I am sure you will be satisfied, as I certainly was. Good luck and enjoy your future woodworking projects!