Jun 302020
Is Teds Woodworking A Scam? Exposed
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Welcome to my Review. Is Teds Woodworking A Scam?

First of all, I must congratulate you for taking the time to do your own research prior to buying any product. That is the way to avoid spending money on products that are harmful for the environment and find a legitimate way to go green. 

Woodworking is the skill of converting wood into something beautiful and useful. Natural timber has a timeless glamour and making our furniture, structures, and toys ourselves is self-sufficient, satisfying, and saves money. 

When it comes to woodworking projects, many people avoid them due to a lack of experience and the quality of designs available. Ted's Woodworking claims to offer a solution for people who want to make some excellent woodcrafts.

However, I have some serious concerns about this company and their product so read this review until the end before purchasing. I will be exposing the truths behind this company. Read on!

Teds Woodworking Review Summary

Product Name: Teds Woodworking 

Company: Ted "Woody" McGrath

Product Type: Woodworking Plans

Price: $67

Best Place to Buy: Teds Woodworking

My Rating: 18/100

Recommended: No

Course Overview...

His packages claim to provide their customers with 16,000+ plans that are instantly accessible online. The plans are sold as comprehensive instructions that a far ahead of their competitors and simple to understand and execute.

Company Overview...


I always like to start a review by reviewing the company and its owner as this is usually a good indicator of the product and the services they provide. However, the information I found on this company was misleading.

The company is apparently owned by Ted "Woody" McGrath, a retired and experienced woodworker. 

I always like to start a review by reviewing the company and its owner as this is usually a good indicator of the product and the services they provide. However, the information I found on this company was misleading.

The company is apparently owned by Ted "Woody" McGrath, a retired and experienced woodworker. His website provides information about his life story and a profile picture, which leads the viewer to trust him and his product.

I have found a stock photo of the same man stock on an online source of royalty-free images that you can buy to use on a website. This clearly demonstrates that the person is actually a model and not Ted McGrath. 

This company receives some grave reports from the Better Business Bureau. There are a plethora of complaints, to which the company has failed to respond. It is not accredited by the BBB and receives NB (no rating) as it is out of business.

Who Is the Product For?

This package is meant to be designed for anybody who is interested in a range of woodworking DYI projects. The plans claim to be suitable for people of all levels of experience. They provide plans under three different categories: beginners, intermediate, and advanced ideas. 

However, the reality of what you receive is very different.

Misleading Advertising...

At first glance, this company looks professional and well put together. If you received what was advertised, you would be getting an incredibly good deal. Here is what the advert claims to be:

  • Instant access to 16,000 projects
  • Lifetime FREE Monthly Plans 
  • A Treasure Trove of Tutorials 
  • DWG & CAD Plan Viewer 
  • 150 Premium Woodworking Videos 
  • How To Start A Woodworking Business Book
  • Complete Woodworking Guides 

How Is the Product Misleading?

  • misleading imagery
  • customers think they are buying a cd package, instead receive an online login
  • low-quality plans
  • false 60-day money-back guarantee
  • false contact details
  • company is no longer in business

The product is misleading because it displays an image of a CD package. But in reality, you are paying for the ability to access the online material. You receive a login to the website, where you are able to download plans.

The company claims to have high-quality plans. However, most of the customer's complaints suggest that the plans are of low quality. Many customers have tried to get their money back but have been successful. The company does not stand by its money-back guarantee and proves false contact details.

The company website is up and running, allowing people to purchase the product. Yet, the Better Business Bureau states the company is out of business and I presume this is why people are unable to get their money back.

The Truth Revealed: Scam Alert!

  • Customers are unsatisfied with content quality
  • False 60-day money-back guarantee
  • The BBB has been unable to contact the company regarding its customer complaints
  • No email address or phone number available
  • There is an invalid address listed on the company website
  • The company is out of business, yet still available to purchase online

The product and company is a scam. Although you do receive something, the reality of what you receive is very different from what is promised. The product is not a pyramid scheme but instead a Multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme. You will find lots of reviews online selling this product because the people who generate sales from their promotions receive a high commission.

I was really disappointed to learn the naked truth behind Ted's woodworking. This company is a scam that many people are falling for. You do not get what you are promised and it looks like a lot of the content is not even his to sell or already freely available online.

Woodworkers Workshop suggests that the content has been sourced for 200+ other companies. The content is a jumbled collection of plans in PDF format, poorly organized making it hard to locate specific plans.

The videos are not even particularly useful. The most recent one is from 2010. A few of the links are for videos that no longer exist. I do not think that list has been modified for a while. By going directly to YouTube, you can access far better videos on woodworking, free of cost.

What You Really Get...

  • Online access
  • Video tutorials
  • Downloadable content
  • Roughly 6300 plans
  • 118 video tutorials

Customer Reviews...

All of the testimonials on the company website are positive and are photoshop of snippets from Facebook. When I looked for these reviews on Facebook I was unable to find them.

Instead, I found 50+ Facebook pages promoting the same product under different Facebook profiles. Many of the profiles had different locations from in the USA and some stated no location. Many of these profiles didn't even have a review section.

There are seven reviews on the BBB site. Five of them providing one star and it is important to note that this is the lowest rating you are able to give. You can not rate a company with no stars.

One review provides a five-star rating but the lingo on this review looks to be bogus and contains a lot of sale-type languages. This suggests that it may have been written by somebody who is involved in this bogus company.

According to different bloggers' reviews, this company took the plans from online platforms. They have added a copyright logo to content that is already available online for free, which is illegal. 


Would I Recommend this Product...

No!! I would not recommend that you buy this product from this seller. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Bogus owner and company
  • Content is pirated and stolen from other companies
  • Less content available than originally promised
  • Lower quality plans than promised
  • Content is poorly organized- unalphabetized, no search index and no consistent theme
  • Many of the plans are just variations of other plans
  • Limited updates
  • Broken links
  • Fewer than 150 video tutorials
  • Video tutorials lead to already free youtube videos
  • Plans are in PDF which makes editing challenging

Is Teds Woodworking A Scam: The Final Verdict! 

This company and its product is a scam. The owner has a fake profile and is uncontactable. You are getting access you fewer plans than what is promised, most of which are freely available online meaning this company is breaking the law. They are of poor quality and are disorganized. Save yourself some money and invest in a better woodworking company.

If you have anything you would like to add, just reach out to me in the space below and I will be more than happy to help you.

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Reader Comments

  1. Reading the man behind the product was a false person was an instant red flag and anyone researching these products must be able to identify the owner through transparent and honest conduct from the company. I myself have fallen victim to a scam like this. Besides authorities taking the product/ website down, is there any way for the responsible person to be brought to justice?

    Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Yes, people can apply to get their money back from the source, which in this case is Clickbank. Go to https://www.clkbank.com/clkbank.htm. Input your order’s information and click the Submit button. Next, click on “Click here” to get support on the top left corner. Then select “More Options” and type in your request. As best to my knowledge, Clickbank will allow a refund in most cases. You have to request a refund within 60 days of purchase. Be aware that it may take you a month or two for the money to come through. I hope this helps!

  2. Hi,

    This is a great post! It really does put things into perspective in terms of people putting content and claims on their website.
    When they’re not 100% true it’s amazing to think that they have no conscience of what they are doing or have no concern with their content on their website. They confront people with these promises and claims to help when truly it’s not 100%.


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