Be open to the fact that whatever the method has been used originally, the project can be built differently as well.
For example, using simple joinery techniques rather than a more complicated one is an option.
A lot of professional plans and projects that you come across have been built using equipment that you might not have. They might use techniques that you are not confident about. You might also have the need to make an expensive woodcraft more affordable. Therefore, feel free to come up with your own method of building the same project by using different techniques, tools, material and even changing the design.
Build your own woodworking plan based on how you want and know how to make a particular woodworking project.
Having access to professional and accurate plans and blueprint for the project is very beneficial right from the start.
It gives you a great platform to start designing the project according to your own requirements. You can always simplify a woodworking project that has been built by other professionals as you see them in magazines and books. You can first try out the methods on small projects and the projects that you build for yourself.
In this manner you can ensure that your methods work and also give yourself the opportunity to become proficient at implementing your own designs and techniques.