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The best way to find woodworking plans is to go to the source. Either buy the books or borrow them from the library, subscribe to the magazines, or download the plans from the owner's Web site. Not only will you get the fully detailed, step-by-step instructions, you also support the woodworkers who painstakingly designed the project.

Bottom line: Whether you're buying plans or road-tripping with a GPS, heed that little voice that's guiding you to do the smart thing.

The Shop Monkey (aka Tom Iovino of Tampa, Fla.) blogs prolifically at

If you've received a substandard product for your money, or if the product fails to live up to its promise, your first course of action should be to request a refund. Any reputable seller will provide a clear return policy on their Web site. If you can't find such a policy, nor contact information for the seller, you may have some recourse through your credit card company.


Comments (2)
tom1540 wrote:

Funny thing is right on the side of this webpage is Sponsored Results. one of them is Ryan Hendersons 12,000 Shed and wood working plans. Same gimick

1/9/2014 03:11:13 PM Report Abuse
kevinroskam wrote:

I also was ripped off from a magazine ad that claimed to offer thousands of woodworking plans for a mere $29. Mine was even more of a ripoff because it only had links to woodworking plans to the sites that you buy them from. More often than not when you click on the link, it is either not existent, or it is outdated. This Woodworking Plans CD is from Save your money!!! Do not buy this Cd.

8/25/2011 10:00:43 AM Report Abuse

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