wse-club-r2-logo_150-hd3
Attention Aspiring & Weekend Woodworkers

Take Your Skills, Your Work Shop, & Your Results To The Next Level!

Even If You Don't Have Much Experience, And Work In A Small Shop Or Garage!

Wood Shop Essentials is a collection of professionally designed woodworking plans for shop and skill enhancing projects, in combination with training video content, all geared to make woodworking easier, more practical, and more rewarding!

Enhance your shop, enhance your tools, and grow your skills in the process!

And these projects are fun to build too!

You can literally BUILD your way to better woodworking!

Gain invaluable experience taking on cuts, joinery, and projects that not only make your shop a better work environment, but provide you with the skills and confidence to continually push yourself to take on bigger, better, and more rewarding projects!

See what other members are saying...

Derek J

Derek J.
from Caledon, S. Africa

"Well done this stuff is brilliant!"

“Hi Adam, I bought the package this morning and had a quick look at the table saw sled plans etc. Well to say I’m blown away is an understatement. Well done this stuff is brilliant.”

Ron

Ron M.
from Brisbane, Queensland

"My money was well spent..."

“My money was well spent when I decided to sign up to your site Adam, thank you and keep up the great content, it is much appreciated!”

kenny

Kenny Y.
from Bullhead City, AZ

"Wood Shop Essentials is the best bang for the buck!!

…the jigs are fantastic and mind opening. Dollar for dollar “Wood Shop Essentials” is the best bang for the buck!! I recommend to all my friends and family woodworkers. Thanks Adam…”

These plans are SO detailed and easy to follow!

Clear Modeling
High Quality Diagrams
Cut List
Tool, Material, And Cut Lists
Easy To Follow Illustrations
Detailed Instructions
Lots Of Visuals
Details For Every Step And Joint
Efficient Cutting Diagrams
Every Detail Laid Out Clearly
Clear Illustrations
Multiple Angles And Views

Finally improve your accuracy

Nothing frustrates quite like inconsistent accuracy.

You know, when each cut comes out a little different, even though they’re supposed to match.

And the basic attachments that come with your power tools…

They’re not very helpful!

So instead, save yourself more headache by creating your own:

  • Jigs (for cuts, joinery, glue ups, and more)
  • Sleds (sliding support beds that hold attachments)
  • Fixtures (various tool upgrades and handy helpers)

Transform your shop

Do you have a problem with organization?

Maybe you misplace your tools on a regular basis?

Or perhaps your shop is a crowded, unorganized mess?

Proper shop furniture and structures is key when building out a productive (and fun) wood shop!

This includes work benches, tool hutches, storage racks, and more.

These projects will provide you with all the storage and work spaces you need, while helping you hone your skills building drawers, casework, and more.

Who Am I?

My name’s Adam Henley. I’m from a small town, I’m a Christian, a family man, and a proud American! I’ve been an avid woodworker for the last 10+ years and I learned early on just how much shop-enhancement projects can really help.

Come join me, and let me help you take HUGE strides in your skills, accuracy, and overall woodworking abilities!

Skill-builder furniture projects included too!

Plus Bonuses!

BONUS #1 Make Money Woodworking Ebook

Start earning a living doing what you love, from home!

BONUS #2 Free Plans Directory of Websites

You’ll find just about any project you can think in this massive collection of resources!

BONUS #3 Setting Up Shop for Woodworking Ebook

Save up to 70% on new tool purchases, and set up your dream shop in the process!

BONUS #4 Must-Have Woodworking Printables

Great references and jig templates to use in your shop – makes woodworking smoother!

BONUS #5 Dovetail Box Master Video Training Course

Over-the-shoulder training, broken into 20 videos, teaches you how to build a dovetail box.

The images of the Bonuses above are representation of a digital product.

See what other members are saying...

Glyn

Glyn J.
from Ipswich, England

"Really detailed and very clear..."

“…The plans are really detailed and very clear and they show everything that you need to do in easy to understand steps…
Adam emailed me a few days after downloading the plans to see if I had any questions and I thought this was excellent aftercare service…”

blank-headshot

Brad D.
from Lenexa, KS

"...The plans are great. Some of the best I have seen..."

“…The plans are great. Some of the best I have seen for detail and explaining things to this noob… I finished the sled and the instructions and drawings were great. Best I have seen. Better than Woodsmith, Wood, Woodworkers Guild of America. Definitely better than Shopnotes…”

cody-sm

Cody S.
from Chicago, IL

"Thanks for the great plans!"

The new sled is complete and I love it!! Used the 45-degree jig and got a perfect picture frame. I added a place to hold my pencils, square and tape measure since I’m always looking for one. Thanks for the great plans!”

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

60 Day Money Back Guarantee – If you don’t like what you see, contact us and simply ask for a refund. You get an entire 60 days to try out the plans before making that decision. That means ZERO RISK TO YOU!

Plans that make woodworking easier!

Digital Product Representation

What's Inside?

Trusted By More Than 2,000 Other Small-Shop Woodworking Hobbyists And Professionals

60-Day Money Back Guarantee | 100% Secure Encrypted Checkout

Frequently Asked Questions...

I made Wood Shop Essentials with the beginner-intermediate woodworker in mind. But to get the most out of it, you should have at least basic working knowledge of your power tools, making cuts, and shop safety.

Otherwise, I’ve made the plans very easy to follow and understand, so beginners can easily make sense of them. 

Plus, these jigs and other tool enhancers are incredibly useful for beginners . . . and you won’t outgrow them anytime soon! In fact, I still use them myself for projects in the intermediate-advanced range.

If you need help getting over common beginner hurdles, the Wood Shop Essentials Video Training Vault has tool-specific videos geared towards new woodworkers. 

My plans are all high quality, professionally designed, and come with a money-back guarantee.

You should also consider the potential cost of using free plans. Free plans come with zero support . . . and if they’re poorly designed or poorly explained, you may be left high and dry in the middle of a project. That means wasted time and wasted materials. 

But when you join Wood Shop Essentials, you’ll get email support from me personally. 

And I stand behind my plans 100%, so I also offer a 60 day, 100% money-back guarantee. That means I have a real incentive to make sure my plans are accurate and helpful and do what I say they’ll do. 

That’s something you won’t get with any free plan you find online.

You’ll have to check the current listed pricing options, but typically I’m offering multiple levels; One is a recurring fee, and 2 different options are for single-time payment access.

Every plan as described on this page is a pdf file that you can download. You can download them as you need them, or you can download everything as soon as you join.

However you want to download the files, they are completely accessible from day one, and once you download the file, it’s yours to keep forever.

Once you have the files on your computer, they can be printed as many times as you’d like. 

The only restriction, as stated in our terms, is that you do not redistribute the plans to others, paid or otherwise. 

Most of the training and projects inside Wood Shop Essentials focus on just three tools:

Table saw, router, and drill press.

With just these three tools, you can accomplish so many awesome things in a woodshop!

(To break down plywood you may need a circular saw)

You should also have some basic hand tools. For example, you’ll need a way to cut curves. If you don’t have a scroll saw or band saw, you can use a jigsaw, or even a coping saw.

You’ll also need a drill and a pocket hole jig.

In each project I lay out all the tools and bits required to complete the project — that way there are no surprises halfway through.

If you’re a complete beginner and have no tools, you’ll need to invest in the basics. To help you, as a member of Wood Shop Essentials you’ll get access to a bonus ebook, Setting Up Shop. This ebook includes shopping lists for all budgets, plus handy money-saving tips for your tool purchases.

All Wood Shop Essentials plans, as well as the included furniture projects, I make with both imperial and metric measurements included.

Depending on where you are, some items I use may or may not be easy for you to find locally. 

I typically use Amazon to find items I can’t find easily in my area. 

To make sure you can find what you need, when you join Wood Shop Essentials, you’ll get access to my Project Material Sources page. This page includes Amazon links to the items I vouch for and personally use when building my jigs and sleds.

Yes. I take the security of your credit card and other personal information very seriously. 

That’s why I’ve partnered with Stripe and PayPal. They offer extra layers of protection, including an encryption layer on the transaction, to ensure that your payment information is safe.

Your card information will only be seen and handled by these payment processors. I will not be able to access your card information in any way. You honestly have a higher chance of credit card fraud at your local gas stations than you do using the Stripe or PayPal payment processors.

Don’t worry, included is a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee.

So you’re not risking anything at all!

Have a close look at all the material. If the projects and plans don’t help you make breakthroughs in your woodworking skills, just let me know within 60 days, and I’ll happily refund you.

You’ll have access to the current list of project plans for life, regardless of which option you choose.

All the plans and bonuses described on this page are digital only. That means you can download and view them on your devices, and you can print them as well.

No absolutely not.

We are in no way affiliated with Ted’s Woodworking.

Wood Shop Essentials is made of plans that I, Adam Henley, actually create myself (minus a few that I purchased the rights to).

All my plans are up to date, modern, high definition, and in color.

Each plan is its own file, so you won’t have to scroll through hundreds of pages searching for the project you want. Just open the individual pdf file for the project you want to build.

Inside Wood Shop Essentials, you will NOT find scanned, low quality, outdated, public domain, or ripped off plans of any sort.

And MORE member feedback...

blank-headshot

Art M.
from Gulf Breeze, FL

"Holy cow what a collection of awesome plans..."

“I just paid for the Woodshop Essentials and holy cow, what a collection of awesome plans and great information. I am in the process of building my shop in an outbuilding and this couldn’t come at a better time.”

rick

Rick K.
from Nashville, TN

"I can't believe I've lived this long without these!"

“These are all nice additions to my shop. I can’t believe I’ve lived this long without these! I have to say, your designs are based on Woodworking experiences. Glad I joined!”

blank-headshot

Ken F.
from Ocean Springs, MS

"I love the wood plans..."

“I love the wood plans. Very easy to follow, everything is in such detail. I am glad to be a member…”

Mike h

Mike H.
from State College, PA

"...A valuable addition to my library of reference material..."

“I find this resource a valuable addition to my library of reference materials. I have built the table saw cross cut sled and the dovetail jigs that go with it. Your tips are insightful and relevant to what most of us intermediate beginner woodworkers need to know and don’t have the time to discover on our own.”

Project Photos from Real Members

Previous
Next

Join Today, Take Your Hobby And Passion To The Next Level!

Digital Product Representation

60-Day Money Back Guarantee | 100% Secure Encrypted Checkout

john

John W.
from Birmingham, England

"I am delighted with what I see..."

“I am delighted with what I see on essentials project plans. So far I have made the crosscut sled which worked out really well, the plans were so easy to follow. I am now working on the mitre sled and a modified workbench.
I am keeping it a bit quiet from my grown up family at the moment before the orders start rolling in.”

blank-headshot

Rick U.
from Bawlf, Alberta

"Having a lot of fun, thanks again!"

“Hey Adam I want to thank you for all the work you did on Wood Shop Essentials. I have had my life time subscription for about a week now and find it incredible. I have made the thin rip jig and I have got everything ready to go together for the table saw sled and the jointer jig.… Having a lot of fun thanks again!”

Mark

Mark S.
from Lawrence, KS

"... the best program I've found"

“WoodShop Essentials is the best program I’ve found for solving the small shop problem. I say this because of Adam’s approach to using shop-created jigs will greatly improve a small space. Plans for shop tools that increase the accuracy of cuts, simplify complex processes like mortise & tenon joinery and maximize workspace efficiency are well thought out and clear.

blank-headshot

Ross G.
from Chandler, TX

"It makes things a lot faster. Thank you..."

I made your table saw sled, great build… It is the first time I have built a table saw sled, I did not think that I needed one, I was wrong; it makes a lot of things faster. Thank you…

blank-headshot

Gerry O.
from Philpot, KY

"I wish I had signed up earlier!"

Wow! Great website! I wish I had signed up earlier!

blank-headshot

Brad D.
from Lenexa, KS

"...What an improvement!!!! I am so impressed!..."

“…Adam, I just finished going through the plans for the mobile miter saw. What an improvement!!!! I am so impressed! I am a very visual person and the use of color in your drawings helped tremendously.
Thank you.”  [Brad’s 2nd testimonial]

blank-headshot

Jerry
from Arizona

"I'd recommend to anyone..."

Lots of ideas and helpful information. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in woodworking.

blank-headshot

Harley
from Rapid City, SD

"It’s great to have this resource available..."

I am impressed with the ease of access and navigation. It’s great to have this resource available, I’ve saved it to my “favorites”!
Well done, I continue to be pleased with my purchase.

blank-headshot

Brad
from Holyoke, MA

"LOVE the plans and info on your site!!"

“Building the tool charging station and then moving on to the frame jig. LOVE the plans and info on your site!!”

60-Day Money Back Guarantee | 100% Secure Encrypted Checkout