My Love Of Woodworking


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How It All Started

Woodworking has always interested me. My first woodworking project was a letter rack, which I made in my woodworking class at school when I was about eight.

Woodworking letter rack

Throughout my teenage years I was always making something….ships in bottles, a puppet theatre, a multi storey car park, gliders, dollshouses….

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My First Dollshouse

When I retired forty years later I was determined to rekindle my interest in making dollshouses.

The Importance of Woodworking Plans

A major problem I had to overcome when creating my dollshouses was finding plans to work to. That’s why the discovery of Ted McGrath’s Woodworking Plans was such a eureka moment.

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Now I had thousands of ideas and plans literally at my fingertips. Whether your are new to woodworking or a seasoned pro you will find a vast number of designs to choose from.

Each design has well written instructions, detailed plans and step by step shots of construction in progress.

I would like to show you the quality of the material you will receive with Ted’s Woodworking plans, which is excellent.

Here is an example of a Magazine Rack with a sample plan and working instructions.

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Woodworking Mag rack at work
Work in progress

Woodworking Mag Rack Written instructionsComprehensive instructions for the Magazine Rack

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So Why Should You Take Up Woodworking?

Here are just a few of the benefits……..

  • Whatever you choose to make will be completely unique

  • You will experience a sense of achievement, which will boost your self esteem

  • A part time woodworking business can provide a substantial supplementary income

  • Woodworking requires a degree of physical effort and mental agility, which will improve your overall physical fitness.

  • The money you save by making your own items is very substantial.

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