Ryan’s Shed Plans Review
Have you ever set out to do a DIY project and then had it turn into a complete and utter disaster? Well, honestly, we all have. Building something with your own two hands is a very fulfilling and rewarding thing to do, and every time you see something you’ve built you get that overwhelming feeling of pride and accomplishment. But, while the goal is very clear and easily defined, the road to it is almost always paved with troubles and setbacks. How many times have you gone to Home Depo, bought the tools and the materials, even started cutting your 2x4s, only to find the instructions for your project to be as eligible as if they written in Chinese. A bumpy road never leads to an enjoyable drive, and the same can be said about woodworking. Well, you can stop pulling all your hair out, because there might be a way to resolve all your woodworking-related nightmares.
There’s a new guide on the market called “Ryan’s Shed Plans”, and its aim is to provide you with a solution to all the problems you could ever encounter while woodworking. There are a lot of similar guides on the market, but very few of them go into such detail as this one does. Unlike many other woodworking projects and instructions you might encounter online, this is a guide that was written and created by a real craftsman. One of the main reasons why other guides and instructions seem incomplete or incomprehensible is because they are often written by ghostwriters, who’ve probably never held a saw in their entire life. “Ryan’s Shed Plans” is targeted to anyone who wants to make woodworking an easy and enjoyable experience.
The author of the guide, Ryan Henderson, often faced this exact same problem. After years of ups and downs of his woodworking, he finally had enough when one of his many DIYs came to a halt. The shed plans he carefully selected after a lot of research turned out to be pretty useless as they were incomplete, unclear and overly complicated. He then set out to create an all-encompassing guide, a one that’ll be the first and only choice for anyone who’s planned to do any kind of woodworking project, big or small. He partnered up with seasoned craftsmen, architects, and engineers in order to create the clearest and most detailed plans for any kind of project. “Ryan’s Shed Plans” is the final product of years of research and testing, and it really holds up on its promise to be the only guide you’ll ever need.
How it works
What makes this guide so good and effective is the fact that it provides very detailed and specific schematics and drawings for every project it lists. The drawings are well made and very detailed, accompanied by precise numbers and measurements. Every step of the process has its own drawing, so you’ll get a pretty good idea of how it’s supposed to go and how it’s gonna turn out. Every project listed also has its own separate list of tools and materials you need in order to build it. That means you’ll never find yourself in a situation where you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on tools you don’t need and all the extra wood you’ll never use. It also means that all shopping is going to be a breeze from now on. The shopping lists are clear and precise, with descriptions of every item you need, accompanied by a similar alternative in case you can’t find it. The lists also contain precise quantities of each item, along with a very good estimate on how much of the material will go to waste. This way, you can be sure you’ll get everything you need while staying thrifty and saving your money.
The projects you’ll find in the “Shed Plans” all have clear, step-by-step instructions that are really easy to follow. The drawings show the project from all angles and take all the guesswork out of woodworking. Every project has a hand-drawn illustration of all the steps, along with a 3D CAD drawing in case you’d prefer to open them with a CAD reading software. Although the drawings made by hand are more than enough on their own, the CAD drawings show the smaller details with more accuracy and precision. If you follow the instructions and do everything the right way, making sure you prep right and have everything ready to go, you should end up with parts that fit together perfectly. That shed you’ve always wanted to build will come together as easily as if you were assembling Legos, and as all the parts will have a clear purpose, you won’t end up with parts that seem to belong nowhere.
What you get
You can purchase the “Ryan’s Shed Plans” on their official website, and if you manage to snatch it while it’s on a special offer, you’ll get quite a bit of bonus content. Apart from the original guide, you’ll get an e-book on advanced woodworking tips and how to implement them into your woodworking routine. It’s by the same author, and it comes after years and years of perfecting his techniques and trading notes with other craftsmen. When you read this guide, you’ll find out that it’s often the unsuspecting little things, like the way you keep your tools or how your setup looks, that make all the difference in this craft. Another great bonus is the “Magic Modifications” guide. It’s a great addition to the main guide, as it instructs you on how to modify the dimensions of the projects contained in the original book. There are literally thousands of plans in Ryan’s Shed Plans but say you want it tweaked just a little bit. If you want the roof of the shed to be a bit taller, or the door of the dog kennel a bit wider, the guide will instruct you on how to modify the measurement so your modified projects ends up the same quality as the original one. “Directory of Suppliers” is probably my favorite bonus book. Their official website says it’s the latest, most up-to-date and comprehensive directory of suppliers to date, and I couldn’t agree more. Many wholesale companies are far from big cities, and rarely advertise online. This way, you have access to a directory that lists thousands of suppliers from all around the world, and many of them can have the items you buy delivered to your home. It’s very convenient if the wood you need is exotic or rare, and most of the suppliers listed have great customer service that can help you with the purchase. And, if the 12,000 plans in the main guide just aren’t enough to satisfy your woodworking appetite, there’s an additional, 400-plan book included.
Can I use the book if I’ve never worked with wood before?
Yes, of course. This book contains plans that are suited for almost every level of expertise you could imagine. If you’ve never held a chisel in you hand before, no problem. Choose from the thousands of plans aimed at beginners and you’ll have them completed in no time. The beginner’s plans often have extra tips and tricks that make the entire process easier and more fun. There are also descriptions of every tool and instructions on how to use them safely, so they really got you covered.
Are there any cons to buying this product?
This product has a few of its setbacks, as all good things often do. Some people tend to get surprised when they find out they’ve only purchased plans for woodworking projects, and that they have to put the effort in to make them. If you’re not into woodworking at all, I suggest you skip on this. This is just a guide, and although effective, it can’t make the projects instead of you. Many people also have trouble with the amount of data they get from the guide, so if you have a hard time deciding between which projects to do, I think you should choose another guide. If you can’t choose between the two benches you’d like to make, how can you choose a single project out of 12,000?
What if I don’t like it?
They’ve got you covered there too! If you fail to get impressed by this guide, just email the author or customer service and tell them you want to return it. They have a 60-day money back guarantee, and all of your money will get reimbursed within 48 hours, no questions asked.
So, should I buy it?
Well, I’d buy it if I were you. If you’ve read this far it means you’re passionate towards woodworking, and I believe this is a great product that’ll help you turn your passion into a real skill. When you weigh all the pros, the bonus content, the return policy and the testimonials of thousands of satisfied customers, you’ll get a pretty good offer it would be a shame to miss.