Hi my name is Zac and yes I have purchased Teds Woodworking Plans...
Being a high school woodwork teacher myself and having a passion for garden projects it seemed like a good fit for me
I also couldn't argue with the deal. 16,000 woodwork plans...
But after my purchase I noticed that there seems to be a bit of animosity towards 'Ted' and this product
(Which seems to derive from the aggressive marketing and sales tactics used to sell the product)
Now there is no doubting that this product is popular, it seems to be all over the woodworking internet...
But is it all that it's cracked up to be... and is it even legal?
We'll that's what I intend to find out by writing this review.
So for the answers to those questions and more, you have come to the right place. Keep reading below
Note - This review certainly is not a glowing endorsement. After writing it and researching Teds woodwork plans I really think that you need to make up your own mind
Disclosure - if you decide to purchase Ted's Woodworking and you click a link on this website I will receive a commission from the sale. But my commission does not change the price in anyway. It is $67 (although i show you a cunning way to get it for $47 below) whether you click the link or not...
Anyhow lets get on with what is in TedsWoodworking...
This is what happens when you purchase Teds Woodworking
This is what is behind the paywall at Teds Woodworking
Review of:Teds Woodworking Plans
Use: Woodworking and Shed Plans
Some plans are very detailed, some aren't
Price is good for this amount of plans
Ease of Use
You can find plans with some digging
Dedicated support line. 48 hour answers
We Don't Like:
Summary: A massive resource of shed and other woodworking plans at a very decent price.
From $67 (for $47 see below) with a 60 day 100% money back guarantee
So for this review I did a little digging around about the product, the website and what other people thought of Ted's Woodworking Plans
Because there seems to be a lot of sketchy reviews out there
Here's what I found...
Truth is that 'Ted' most likely doesn't exist. He is most likely a persona made up by the owner of the product... kind of like the Marlboro man and Tony the Tiger (who appears on Kellogg's cereals)
Companies use people or characters all the time to represent what the product is about and give it another dimension. The character is not always 'real' like Ted.
(Ever seen celebrity endorse a product you know that they aren't using...)
Some of us do feel a little cheated by this. But it seems to be the way the world is going these days. It is also important to note that this doesn't change the product in any way
What does change the product is some of the promises that 'Ted' makes on his website we don't think are 100% true
And we also found that Ted infers or suggests some things which are a little sketchy also, such as:
Teds plans seem to be mostly (if not all) taken from other publications.
These include universities, magazines, books and various websites
At first I was a little peeved by this, but then when I thought about it I wasn't bothered as much
I mean this stuff seems to be happening all the time these days
For example, people selling compilation music albums of artists after the artists have died
I mean if Ted owns all the rights to these plans and wants to sell them in a bundle then good luck to him
But does 'Ted' own the rights to sell these plans?
From what I can tell from the links above, they claim Ted is selling plans and information that does not belong to him
Now i'm no lawyer...
I personally don't know if this is or is not legal so I have tried to contact both 'Ted' and Clickbank but so far I haven't had a reply
Which is very bad form on both their parts
But at the same time, it is a very serious allegation for people to call Teds Woodworking plans 'illegal'
The dates on all of the posts above are dated around 2012, so for 'Ted' to still be in business and seemingly nothing to have happened to the product seems a little strange
From what I can tell Teds Woodworking plans offer is quite popular, and successful. I'm sure some lawyer would love to get their teeth stuck into that.
But they haven't and they have had years to do so. So it makes me wonder....
What is the law that Teds Woodworking plans is supposedly breaking? And why hasn't anyone done anything about it?
Now as I said I'm no lawyer. I think on this one each of us has to make our own moral judgement.
If you've spent a few minutes looking at the links above and reading this post you are as informed as I am...
For me - until I hear different - all of this seems to be a storm in a tea cup. And if nothing has happened with the legal issue already, I can't see anything happening in the future
Teds Woodworking is unpopular with a lot of online woodworkers. It stems mainly because of it's aggressive sales techniques
'Ted' is advertising a lot of places around the internet and he is always trying to sell his stuff - most notably on other bloggers websites
But to be truthful, I don't think it matters what Ted has done or didn't do
Most woodwork bloggers will ever be happy with offers and products like this...
It's a bit like McDonald's or Walmart coming to a small town. The town never likes the idea of it but most people can't afford to say no to the convenience, range and prices
Woodworking bloggers aren't going to be happy with Ted's Woodworking plans but Ted is going to keep selling his plans because people can't say no to a great offer like his
With all that out of the way lets talk plans
Firstly, if you haven't watch part 2 of my video on Opening Teds Woodworking plans. You can see first hand for yourself the plans that are included in the package
Personally, I dont think there is 16,000 plans. Although there is a lot (and i could be proven wrong)
But for $47 (see below) you can get a massive collection of woodworking plans... Let's face it this is much cheaper than anywhere else
You could subscribe to your favorite woodworking magazine for 10 years and still not come close to that
So if you are looking for an inexpensive way to get plans for your next woodworking projects then Ted's is a good option. Definitely worth some thought.
Not all the plans are the greatest, and the most detailed but from what I've seen half of them are pretty good
Below is a good illustration of the difference in the detail in Ted's Woodworking plans
These plans although detailed are not as user friendly as others. Although these ones do include a material list, not all plans in Teds woodworking do
You definitely can build this barn from this plan, however it isn't as simple as 'Ted' makes it out to be and you will need some prior building knowledge to build this
As you can see this plan is quite detailed and easy to read. It has many elevations, a 3D drawing, close ups, plenty of annotations and is in color
We'll I am going to keep the plans for when i build my next shed. Just being able to print some of these off and give them to the permits office really appeals to me
Ill also use them to find new projects for the students in my wood technology classes
The good thing about having these plans is that the advanced kids will be able to read the plans and start work straight away. Leaving me more time to help those who require it
Overall, personally even though there is this cloud still hovering over the product for me that I dont have it
I'm glad I purchased Teds Woodworking plans
Still undecided about Teds Woodworking plans?
Sleep on it. If you still want it tomorrow it will all be here.
'Ted' does hype it up a bit and make you think that you have to buy now
So if you sleep on it and you still want it tomorrow, then you know at least you did really want it and it wasn't the hype that made you buy it
And if you do decide to purchase, make sure you read the section below and save yourself $20 !
I paid full price... but you don't have to!
Basically, you need to give your email address to 'Ted' to get the discount... and this is how you do that
NOTE - Because this is a work around to paying full price i am not sure how long this is up. If you use this can you let me know via the contact page that it is working?
1. First get onto Teds Woodworking (you can use this link)
2. Then click the X which gets you out of the tab... (in this image it is red)
3. All of a sudden you will see this appear (or a version there of)
4. Click stay on page (or equivalent in your browser)
5. Then you will get taken to another page, click the X on that tab or window like you did with the first one to close that tab
6. Click 'stay on this page' (or equivilent) here also
7. You will get taken to a new page
8. Enter your email here and click the 'Download Free Plans Now' Button
9. When you click the button, you will be taken to a new page where the heading is 'Welcome Onboard'
10. Scroll down the bottom of that page and you will see the new price
NOTE - If you want the bonuses in Teds Woodworking, then i'd probably buy the CD and DVD set instead of opting in for the upgrades. In the membership area, it says that everything is included on there.
Send a message via the contact page if you want to know anything else about the plans and ill get back to you with an answer. Please use 'teds woodworking plans review' in the subject line
P.S - If you are still unsure of whether you should purchase Teds Woodworking plans after reading this review then sleep on it, it will all still be here tomorrow
Some people love it, and some people don't like it at all...
That is, after they have purchased Ryan's Shed Plans
To help with the confusion, I have put this detailed review together to help answer any questions about Ryan's Shed Plans that you may have
I would like to make it clear that although I did buy Ryan's Shed Plans myself, I do recieve a commission if you purchase the product after clicking the links on this page
DON'T WORRY though, the price doesn't change if you buy through a link on this or any other website, or even if you type it into your browser yourself
The commission goes into helping make better resources around Garden DIY and shed building...
Anyhow enough of the fine print, lets destruct Ryan's Shed Plans and find out what's really included with the product and what the plans are really like
Please excuse the audio, this is my first ever video
Review of: Ryan's Shed Plans
Use: Shed Plans
Some plans are very detailed, some aren't
Price is very good for the offering
Ease of Use
Can be hard to find what you want
Dedicated support line. 48 hour answers
We Don't Like:
Summary: A good affordable resource of shed plans that everyone can afford. However, this collection of shed plans isn't as comprehensive as Ryan makes out, and finding what you want can take some effort.
From $37 with a 60 day 100% money back guarantee
There are some people unhappy with this product after they purchase it. In fact after reading through some comments some people are even offended!
The reasons that people aren't happy seems to be:
The main issue is people don't feel like they are getting what they ordered (less shed plans, not as detailed as they thought etc.). But when you compare Ryan's offering to what else is available, you see what good value it is...
And although I dont think there are 12,000 shed plans in the package, there are A LOT OF PLANS. Many times more than one person will ever build for themselves
Buying a custom plan would cost you around $250 which is over 6 times more than Ryan's collection of shed plans
And buying an off the shelf plan (something like this) from Amazon would set you back $10. So doing that 4 times already puts you over the price of Ryan's Shed Plans
So for $37, the value in Ryan's offering is very good
You can read more on what others are thinking here
Ryan says that he writes the plans and im sure that he does some
However a lot of them seem to be from different sources... i.e. universities, magazines (such as better homes and gardens), and various websites
I assume that Ryan has bought the copyright to these plans, the copyright has expired or there never was a copyright on them in the first place
But to be honest, it doesn't really matter to me who provides, writes, draws or creates the plans (as long as it's all legal)
As long as the plans are easily understood and show how to build a great sturdy shed that will last
The plans are detailed in the most part...
The plans generally include elevation drawings, sizes and annotations (notes on the drawings)
Some are very detailed and even provide a step-by-step guide, 3-D drawings along with photos taken mid construction of the shed. Along with material and cutting lists, a glossary of terms, as well as hints and tips of shed building
Some are simple. They are scanned construction and elevation plans without any of the added extras. (They are plans to get a permit)
Although all the detail may be on the plans to build a shed, they aren't all friendly for the new person getting started
Firstly if you haven't watched the unboxing video at the top of the page, then it is a screen recording of me going through the process of purchasing the plans
But in a quick summary, you are taken to a page where you put your details and and payment method. Then enter your details (or login to Paypal).
When that is done Ryan takes you through 3 pages where he offers some upgrades on the plans... Upgraded plans i think he calls it, then outdoor plans and then everything he sells he offers you
After that you check your email and he will send you a link to the membership section of the site where you download the plans you want.
**NOTE - You can't download everything in one go. The plans are in bundles of 10-20. You need to go down the page and download what you want. (It might take 20 minutes if you want to download all the plans including the bonuses.)
The plans are generally easy to follow if you use these steps:
Because of how many plans there are, some users get frustrated at trying to find what they want. But if you follow the steps above, you will find what you are looking for if it is there.
If the review helped you, and you are ready to get your copy of Ryan's Shed Plans then please use the link below
YES, I do receive a commission from the sale of Ryan's Shed Plans, but the price of the product doesn't change for you. It is still $37 whether you use this link, or any other link on the internet - or even type it into the search bar yourself
The commission helps me go onto create valuable resources for everyone to use on ZacsGarden.com
Because this is a popular program there are a lot of reviews. Many of them are bias and should be ignored.
However I have found some reviews that seem to be real.
Below are the reviews that I believe are honest and you can make a decision from
I hope this has cleared up Ryan's Shed Plans for you and you can now make a decision either way
If your stuck then you can send me a message via the contact page and ill get back to you as soon as I can with an answer