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Hi, I am a first time user to this site and wood building in general. I am thinking about making the outdoor sectional and the outdoor dining table and I'd like the ability to be able to use them together for outdoor dining/lounging (multi-purpose). Should the legs of the sectional be higher (will be using the deep seating cushions so that will add height) and if so what length should the legs be or would it be best to shorten the table legs instead? If anyone has any advice, please let me know. 

 

Also with the outdoor sectional, the back seems quite low (I like deep couches where I can lean my head/neck back to relax/lounge), would it be best if it was taller, especially if I am going to be purchasing and using the deep seat cushion pieces from Target (will these work with this set)? Or will the cushions have enough height/support for this sectional to be comfortable for lounging in? Please advise.

 

Thank you.

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leigh7911 said:

Upon perusing this site (and perusing, and perusing...) I find so many things that I want to replace in my house. I've only made wall shelves thus far, 'cause even though most of what we own is particle board flat pack stuff, we thankfully already have everything we need. And, even building costs some money, although of course not as much as new, so I'm gonna have to budget before I can get rid of our 5 cheapo bookcases and have an entire 20 foot wall of built-ins.

That said, even though I would never actually do so, I still plot devious ways to break things and then blame it on the dogs... ;)


LOL!  Those bad dogs!  Oh, no, now I have to build a bookcase!  Can't wait to see your builtins.

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andrea said:

Thanks Ana for all of your hard work and devotion to this website. I love the empowerment that you are infusing in women all around the world with this stuff! I have several of your plans saved to my favorites, but I have not built any yet. However, after coming upon your site 4 or 5 months ago, I was inspired to build a long, low bookcase for all of our music and movies. It came out great. Not perfect, but great! I love and get all kinds of compliments on it.

My (awesome and wonderful) husband was so cute - "Don't be surprised if it takes all day to get the boards cut, and then you can put it together tomorrow". He was very impressed that I was putting the finishing touches on the build when he got home a couple hours later! Silly guy! 

Keep up the amazing work!!

Andrea


Perfection is overrated - it's what factories with laser saws build!  You know, my husband said the very same thing to me, that building was too time consuming and expensive, and we might as well buy furniture.  But as you know, it's really doable!  I'd love to see your bookshelf!

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Ana, Thank you for this website and all your plans.  I finally found a bed I like...I just have to build it now.  I'm also getting over my fear of power tools.  Building things is fun.  I can't wait to start my next project (I should probably finish my current project first).

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Christyrana said:

Ana what a wonderful new site!

I haven't even bought a single screw of 2x4 yet , but I will.  I think my first project will actually be a shoe shelves for our garage (because you know those shoes can't come in the house). If I make the gargea a happier place..then hubby might help too!


Hi Christy, thanks!  Ugh, it's about to be boot season, isn't it?  You better get building!  Thanks for stopping by!

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andrea said:

Thanks Ana for all of your hard work and devotion to this website. I love the empowerment that you are infusing in women all around the world with this stuff! I have several of your plans saved to my favorites, but I have not built any yet.

 


This is me too!! I need to buy a saw first though!! Thanks so much for all the hard work you put in, Ana!! I'm hoping to build two bookshelves (modified to 33 inches long) for my kids' rooms before Christmas. :)

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Hi PNCTink, welcome! Good luck on your bookcases. Ana

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Ana,

GREAT website. It's very cute and I think having a forum will be a better way to organize things than Facebook. I have not yet made anything, but I follow your blog religiously and live vicariously through the people who have the tools, room, and resources to make your amazing creations.

Morgan

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Hi Ana,

 

You know,you have gained Hero status in my house.  My girls are lining up projects for me to make for them. I even have a 10 y.o. and 6 y.o. who have now used the drill and "love power tools!"

I've built a lot of stuff already and even am building your stuff for friends who ask!  I'm working on the dollhouse bookcase right now and one has the roof line changed to be a barn bookcase!  Can't wait to get into more projects.

I look at my existing furniture and wonder what I could get for it on craigslist so I can build something better! LOL!

I'd be willing to test for you, if you need stuff done from plans and up for everyone to see and make.

 

Carrie & My 3 Chicks   Kiss  CoolConfusedLaugh

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Thanks Ana for all you do, you are truly an amazing woman.  I have not had the time  to build anything from your site yet, but I fell in love with Gracies closet transformation.  Our home lacks storages very badly.  I showed this to my DH and this is going to be a definate plan we use.  The new site is amazing! 

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Carrie and 3Chicks said:

 

 I look at my existing furniture and wonder what I could get for it on craigslist so I can build something better! LOL!


LOL!  That is my plan too!  I want to sell all my existing furniture on craigslist and spend the money on wood.  My husband thinks I'm crazy.  He doesn't think I can really build anything.  So, I have decided instead of telling him about all my big ideas anymore, I am just going to do it.  I know I can do it, and he will love the end result. 

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Because of you we have options!  I don't have to wait to find the perfect piece of furniture or make do with what we can afford to buy...I can make it!  And it doesn't stop there!  I have fixed a kitchen drawer, repurposed items for our garage and designed and built projects for all over the house that I never knew that I could do!  I would still be waiting for my hubby to try and do it (because he knew how to use the saw) but I don't have to wait anymore!  I can design and build all by myself and make our small home functional for our growing family.  Because of you we're falling in love with our house again--one room at a time!  Thank you for all that you do!!!!

Erin

North Dakota Mom building my home better.

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Hi Mama Joy, that is so amazing!  I can relate to you exactly - being able to do what we want done ourselves!  Small is good  :)  Thanks for being a part of our community.

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Morgan said:

Ana,

GREAT website. It's very cute and I think having a forum will be a better way to organize things than Facebook. I have not yet made anything, but I follow your blog religiously and live vicariously through the people who have the tools, room, and resources to make your amazing creations.

Morgan


Thanks Morgan!  It took me years to actually use a saw, so you are years ahead of me!  I am so excited about the forum too!

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mitmap481 said:

Thanks Ana for all you do, you are truly an amazing woman.  I have not had the time  to build anything from your site yet, but I fell in love with Gracies closet transformation.  Our home lacks storages very badly.  I showed this to my DH and this is going to be a definate plan we use.  The new site is amazing! 


Thanks Pam!  Can't have enough storage, eh?  I would build these in every room of my home if I could!  My sister's mother in law just read the post and showed up unannounced to take a peek at the closet doors!  Thanks for being a part of this!

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LOL me too!  I've even tried to figure out how to make my own couches!  Everything's better when it's made with love  :)

 

Maria in Maui said:

Carrie and 3Chicks said:

 

 I look at my existing furniture and wonder what I could get for it on craigslist so I can build something better! LOL!


LOL!  That is my plan too!  I want to sell all my existing furniture on craigslist and spend the money on wood.  My husband thinks I'm crazy.  He doesn't think I can really build anything.  So, I have decided instead of telling him about all my big ideas anymore, I am just going to do it.  I know I can do it, and he will love the end result. 


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Upon perusing this site (and perusing, and perusing...) I find so many things that I want to replace in my house. I've only made wall shelves thus far, 'cause even though most of what we own is particle board flat pack stuff, we thankfully already have everything we need. And, even building costs some money, although of course not as much as new, so I'm gonna have to budget before I can get rid of our 5 cheapo bookcases and have an entire 20 foot wall of built-ins.

That said, even though I would never actually do so, I still plot devious ways to break things and then blame it on the dogs... ;)

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I was trying to figure out how to build my own couch too for a long time because I had this dream couch in my head that I just couldn't find or afford.  But then after checking craigslist religiously every day for nearly 3 years, (yes I was obsessed), and trying a few times to get ones that were close to what I wanted but were sold within minutes, I finally scored.  I got a $3000 sectional, my dream couch, for only $130.  We broght it home, and it was far larger than the measurements in the ad had said and wouldn't fit where it was supposed to go.  We had to reconfigure the whole room, and made it fit with literaly an inch to spare.  I swear it was meant to be, this couch was meant for me. 

So the couch is the only piece of my furniture I will not be selling on craigslist to make room and money for all the things I want to build.

 

ana said:

LOL me too!  I've even tried to figure out how to make my own couches!  Everything's better when it's made with love  :)

 

Maria in Maui said:

Carrie and 3Chicks said:

 

 I look at my existing furniture and wonder what I could get for it on craigslist so I can build something better! LOL!


LOL!  That is my plan too!  I want to sell all my existing furniture on craigslist and spend the money on wood.  My husband thinks I'm crazy.  He doesn't think I can really build anything.  So, I have decided instead of telling him about all my big ideas anymore, I am just going to do it.  I know I can do it, and he will love the end result. 



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Ana, the site looks great!  Thank you for everything you do.  My husband would never have considered the possibility of us making all the built-ins we need, thinking we wouldn't be able to make them look professionally done.  So, I decided to surprise him by making one of your coffee tables.  Yesterday he came home with a Kreg Jig and is ready to get started on the mud room.  I'll post pictures!  Thanks again!!!

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Hi Ana!

My name is Jennifer, I'm a stay at home navy wife! I love your idea's!!!!! For years I have looked at tables and cabinets and thought that looks like it would be easy to make, but never actually tried to make anything. Then one day I saw a friend of mine had liked your face-book page! I thought wow someone else had the same idea and DID IT!! I'm not nuts! lol (my hubby still thinks so) I have started my first end table, its been a challenge (sense untreated 4x4s are not sold anywhere near me,(65miles away isn't that bad right lol). I tried using 2x4s butted together but learned the hard way they aren't the same size.  But hey I did learn!

My hubby and I also just bought a home. Well in Oct.2009, still new to us ,and gutted the kitchen that same month. He was deployed a couple of weeks later and to this day I still don't have a kitchen. I have been pricing cabinets for months now, they are outrageous!!! So my plan is to start with a few other pieces to get the hang of it! Then build my own. I had been thinking about this the whole time while looking at the $15,000 to $65,000 price tags for cabinets, thinking to myself, there goes my daughters college money down the drain :( but everyone kept telling me"your crazy, there is a reason they are pricey and you can't possibly do that yourself" So Ana now after looking at all you have done I'M GOING FOR IT! So to sum it up.............

 

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi Ana, thank you so much for your blog. I have not made anything yet and still doubting myself but i have printed out the Farm Table plans for my Husband  :) I am sure he could do it and hopefully have it ready before Thanksgiving :)

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Carrie and 3Chicks said:

 

 I look at my existing furniture and wonder what I could get for it on craigslist so I can build something better! LOL!


Too funny! I just put my first modern farmhouse table on Craigslist because I want to make it again and better this time. KOW couldn't have come along at a better time since we just bought a house and finished gutting it...and now its time to fill it with furniture. Made the dining table/benches, bar stools, bed, headboard, coffee table and don't want to stop!

Thanks for the plans and inspiration, Ana!

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Hi Jennifer, welcome!  I'm so sorry you have had trouble with the 4x4s.  I'm so glad that you perservered. 

 

You are so wise to think of college educations before cabinets.  And debt  ugh!  I'm so glad you are thinking of building your own!  One thing to consider is buying the bases unfinished and painting them, and then building your own wall cabinets.  Wall cabinets are just standard 1x12 bookshelves, screwed to the wall.  The thing about kitchens is you have to be exact on your measurements, and all your cabinets must be perfectly square - or they will be "off" as you go to line them up.  The bases will definitely be trickier. 

 

Thanks for being a part of this!

 

Ana

 

JenniferWeideman said:

Hi Ana!

My name is Jennifer, I'm a stay at home navy wife! I love your idea's!!!!! For years I have looked at tables and cabinets and thought that looks like it would be easy to make, but never actually tried to make anything. Then one day I saw a friend of mine had liked your face-book page! I thought wow someone else had the same idea and DID IT!! I'm not nuts! lol (my hubby still thinks so) I have started my first end table, its been a challenge (sense untreated 4x4s are not sold anywhere near me,(65miles away isn't that bad right lol). I tried using 2x4s butted together but learned the hard way they aren't the same size.  But hey I did learn!

My hubby and I also just bought a home. Well in Oct.2009, still new to us ,and gutted the kitchen that same month. He was deployed a couple of weeks later and to this day I still don't have a kitchen. I have been pricing cabinets for months now, they are outrageous!!! So my plan is to start with a few other pieces to get the hang of it! Then build my own. I had been thinking about this the whole time while looking at the $15,000 to $65,000 price tags for cabinets, thinking to myself, there goes my daughters college money down the drain :( but everyone kept telling me"your crazy, there is a reason they are pricey and you can't possibly do that yourself" So Ana now after looking at all you have done I'M GOING FOR IT! So to sum it up.............

 

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Ana, I love the new site! This forum is going to become addicting, lol. I stumbled upon the old blog only about 2 or 3 weeks ago and have already made two beds. (well my hubby did really, but I was the coach :D) He is deploying soon so I'm gonna have to get up the nerve to start working on all these projects myself. I think you are an amazing woman and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing your knowlege!! The more experience the more you learn and from what I've heard you've got quite the experience girl. I think my hubby is sick of listening to me talk about "knock-off wood & ana" by now it's all I've been talking about for days, lol. Thanks again and I can't wait to get working on more projects!!

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Thank you thank you thank you, Ana!    Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into your blog and this web site.  If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have the confidence that YES, I can build our family a farm table!    Can't wait to get started!

Odile

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Ana what a wonderful new site!

I haven't even bought a single screw of 2x4 yet , but I will.  I think my first project will actually be a shoe shelves for our garage (because you know those shoes can't come in the house). If I make the gargea a happier place..then hubby might help too!

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Joined: 2010-08-31

Thanks Ana for all of your hard work and devotion to this website. I love the empowerment that you are infusing in women all around the world with this stuff! I have several of your plans saved to my favorites, but I have not built any yet. However, after coming upon your site 4 or 5 months ago, I was inspired to build a long, low bookcase for all of our music and movies. It came out great. Not perfect, but great! I love and get all kinds of compliments on it.

My (awesome and wonderful) husband was so cute - "Don't be surprised if it takes all day to get the boards cut, and then you can put it together tomorrow". He was very impressed that I was putting the finishing touches on the build when he got home a couple hours later! Silly guy! 

Keep up the amazing work!!

Andrea

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