Leo on Mar 11, 20235 out of 5 stars
Immediately really impressed with these plans, very detailed, but not too wordy and very visual. The baby rattle turned out amazing and can't wait to gift it to my daughter and new baby. Highly recommend this seller and these plans A+++
Dora responded on Mar 11, 2023
Hi Leo, we are so pleased you liked our plans and congratulations on the new baby in the family.
Makers Manual - Quality Woodworking Plans
Owner, Designer, Maker
Co-Owner, Woodworker and I do all the filming and editing for our videos that accompany our plans. Also, I will most likely be the person responding to your comments and questions.
Owner, Designer, Maker
Co-Owner, Furniture designer and Woodworker. I design all the furniture in our collection and turn the designs into plans / manuals for you.
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Frequently asked questions
Are these plans good?
Yes, we believe they are! We spend a lot of time ensuring our plans are easy to follow and result in an enjoyable build. Our plans have lots of pictures, alongside clear and concise language.
Also, if you have any questions, please message us via Etsy. We will be happy to answer your questions and welcome the opportunity to make our plans better for the next person.
What are your social channels?
We have our own website, instagram, pintrest and YouTube channel. These are all linked above, or search for Makers Manual Woodworking.
Do I have the skill level to complete these plans?
That is a question only you can answer. What we can say, is that we make every effort to make sure our plans are easy to follow for both expert and beginner. We also say above if we recommend the plans for Beginner, Intermediate or Expert, with a short description why.
If the plans come with an accompanying video, we would recommend you watching that first. If you still aren’t sure, maybe test yourself first with one of our beginner friendly projects.
What if I can’t get the same dimension lumber?
We understand that finding the same size lumber can be difficult. Read the ‘Materials Required’ section carefully. We try to specify if a dimension is critical or if you can substitute for something close. Our plans try to accommodate variation in lumber dimensions wherever possible.
Please read the entire manual before ordering any wood, once you have a good idea of the process, it should all become clear.
I don’t have all the required tools, what do I do?
The nice thing about woodworking, is that there are many ways to do something. Our plans will often offer alternative methods of completing a step, although for obvious reasons, it isn’t possible to include all the ways in our plans. But usually it isn’t hard to find a workaround.
For instance, we might say you need a band saw, but you could use a jig saw. We try our best to list the tools required, with potential alternatives.
If however there is an essential tool that you just can’t do without. Then I am sorry, this isn’t the right project for you. Or maybe it might just be the excuse you need to buy new tool. ;)