Log furniture plans, like plans for other woodworking projects, are not easy to find. And, if you are not an experienced woodworker, they can be difficult to follow.
And books and resources on woodworking vary greatly in their level of difficulty and expertise, just as woodworkers and carpenters all have different levels of experience.
Fortunately, most log home furniture projects can be completed easily by someone who has a little woodworking knowledge and has built one or more easy projects.
In searching for good log furniture plans in books, I discovered a great resource. I’d like to share it with you…
Ted’s Woodworking Plans and Projects is a collection of over 16,000 woodworking projects, from simple projects like bird houses or wooden toys, to more complicated projects like dressers with drawers.
The collection comes from life-long woodworker and carpenter for 36 years, Ted Mcgrath, and one of his former woodworking teachers, Jim Hanks.
Ted is now semi-retired, but he does keep his hand in things by teaching a wood turning class at a technical college.
Each of Ted’s projects has step by step instructions for construction, detailed photographs of the project, exploded blueprints, and a materials list. You’ll even know which tools you will need to complete the project.
Who are These Projects For?
The biggest question in my mind was, “Will these projects work in a log or timber home?” So I asked. And I was pleased to learn that Ted’s woodworking collection does include both log furniture patterns and rustic furniture patterns.
In addition, as you know, you can take a regular furniture pattern and make it look more rustic, simply by using a rustic finish and by choosing rustic hardware.
And, because of the huge selection of woodworking patterns, there is something for everyone. Whether you are a beginning woodworker, you are teaching a child or grandchild, or you are experienced, you will find projects at your skill level.
Some of the projects in the collection, that you might be interested in making are:
- Adirondack chairs
- Bird houses
- Book cases
- Coffee tables
- Green houses
Looking for a very specific project? You can search here to see if it is included:
In addition to the woodworking plans for 16,450 projects you also receive:
- CAD software – just in case you didn’t find the exact project that you were looking for. You can design your own with the CAD software.
- Woodworking tutorials – access to 150 of them. Videos that show you give you how-to information that you would have to attend a class to get.
- How to Start a Business book – if you are considering starting your own woodworking business, this book will help you do it.
- Woodworking Guides – tips and tricks to help you do a better woodworking job, but easier!
What’s the Risk?
Here’s the part that I like best. You have a full 60 days to decide if you even want to keep Ted’s Woodworking Plans and Projects.
That means that you can use it for 60 days, try a couple of projects—and return the collection if you decide that you don’t like it.
In my book, that’s a risk free guarantee! What do you have to lose? Try it and enjoy it—or return it. It’s that simple.
But I really believe that you’ll end up loving it. It’s a great value, for just the price of a dinner for two, at a local restaurant.
Think about it this way. You could be starting a woodworking project in just a few hours. And you’ll be on your way to saving hundreds or even thousands of dollars, by making your own beautiful rustic furniture!
Not to confuse the issue but I just learned that Ted and his partner have just released another offer. They have a complete plan for you to design and set up a small shop for your woodworking projects. You can read about it here.