Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. Read more...
Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, Ana learned to make her own well-designed pieces inspired by the styles in her favorite stores--saving thousands of dollars in the process.
Now, in this reference for woodworkers of all skill levels, Ana shares everything she has learned along the way. Inside The Handbuilt Home you'll find:
- Plans for 34 versatile furniture projects for every room in your house--from beginner-friendly home accessories to sturdy tables, a media center, kids' items, and storage solutions
- Comprehensive information on using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipment--almost every project can be made with a drill, a saw, and some hand tools
- Easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates to guide even the most amateur of carpenters through any project
You don't need to be physically tough or superstrong to make your own furniture, and it's okay if you don't know that a 2x4 doesn't actually measure 2 by 4 inches. All you need is the determination to create a better home for yourself or your family and the confidence to say, "I can build that."
Also available as an eBook
- ISBN-13: 9780307587329
- ISBN-10: 0307587320
- Publisher: Potter Craft
- Publish Date: October 2012
- Page Count: 192
- Dimensions: 10.86 x 8.51 x 0.74 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.71 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-09-03
- Reviewer: Staff
Ever wrestled with nails, screws, and hex wrenches on “ready to assemble” shelves, chairs, or tables, all the while thinking that you could just as easily make the same design cheaper and better from scratch? If so, White cheers you on. Her principles—“keeping plans simple, using standard off-the-shelf materials and working with the most basic tools” make for well-thought-out projects even a rank beginner would itch to try. Each piece of furniture is identified with icons for difficulty, cost, and time required, so you don’t get caught unawares mid-project. The proof of this DIY book’s value is in the “Getting Started” section, which describes simply the tools you’ll need. You can use this book to build 34 simple designs, such as tables (including a Lego coffee table), chairs, beds, and benches. Author and blogger White (ana-white.com), who first built furniture during her newborn’s naptime, still remembers her fear of firing a nail gun. Those of us who still feel that fear should be glad she’s there as a guide. (Oct. 9)