The Book!

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It is finally here!!! Are you as excited as I am? On October 9th, 2012, The Handbuilt Home, my first book, will release! Want to know more about it?

About the Book

Chock full of brand new plans to help you save money while furnishing your home, and including some blog favorites updated and completely redrawn, there's something for everyone, at every skill level in The Handbuilt Home. You'll also find inside two full chapters of technical information including my favorite tools and supplies, building techniques, and even help picking out your materials.

Book Trailer

Rebecca Ridner, Lydia Manders, Amanda Clark, Jaime Costiglio, Hillary Dickman, Brook Wilhelmsen, Ashley Turner, Cassy Bartch , Whitney Gainer, Cynthia Winward

Book Tour

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be coming to visit you! I want to hear your stories and see your projects, put your faces with your names!

For The Home Depot Events, I will be demonstrating a project from the book, and there will be lots of giveaways. The Home Depot is also generously providing free books at events with purchase of $20 while supplies last! Yes, you read that right! Free book at Home Depot events with $20 purchase while supplies last!

This is a great opportunity to meet local builders. And also a great opportunity to convert non-builders over! Bring your kids, bring your mom, bring your friends who can't believe you build your own furniture - it's going to be a fun night of new and old friends and lots of sawdust!

6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Home Depot, 2525 Piedmont Road NE
(thank you for the great turnout! )

6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Home Depot, 1032 Research Center
(thanks for coming to see me, loved meeting everyone!)

9:00-11:00 AM, Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Home Depot, 5445 West Loop

Salt Lake City
6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, October 15, 2012
The Home Depot, 3398 S Highland Drive

6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Home Depot, 1232 W North Avenue

6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, October 18, 2012
6810 South 180th Street
Tukwila, WA 98188

7:00 PM Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Barnes and Noble, 421 Merhar Avenue

2:00 PM, Saturday, November 10, 2012
Barnes and Noble, 200 East Northern Lights Blvd

If you don't see an event close to you, I am so sorry - I'd love to come to each of your garages and build with you, but unfortunately, we had to start with the most popular cities. I would definitely be up to adding more stops if we have a good turnout at the confirmed events. Stay tuned!

Preorder Bonus Plans

Of course I wanted to cram 1000 plans in 192 pages, but had to settle for 34 of my most favorite plans ever. So what to do with a few plans that didn't make the book? My editor generously thought to give them to you as a thank you for pre-ordering the book!

If you have pre-ordered the book, you can download a 5 Plan Pre-Order Bonus Pack, containing 2 completely new, 2 completely redesigned favorites, and 1 must have accessory plan to compliment the book.

You'll love the Adirondack Chairs in the book. But the footstools in the bonus plans will make you never want to get out of the chairs!

Here's the details:

- The preorder campaign will run through next Tuesday, October 9th
- Preorder a copy of The Handbuilt Home from the retailer of choice
- Send proof of purchase to to receive the Preorder Bonus Pack as a special thank you

Facebook Promotion

As a special thank you to our wonderful Facebook Community, of course we will be putting on a Facebook Promotion with super sweet giveaways! This promotion will begin on October 9th, 2012, and I'll be posting all the details about how you can win hundreds of dollars in building goodies!

Pinterest Promotion

And of course we will have to do something for those of you who have pinned the book on Pinterest! We will also be hosting a Pinterest Giveaway featuring hundreds of dollars in building goodies starting October 9th, 2012. Check back for more details!


This book would not be what it is without the help of an amazing group of ladies (many of them helped by their husbands as well!) that I am so proud to call my friends! Want to be inspired? Please take a second to visit these wonderful ladies!

Kristen Duke, Layla Palmer, Shaunna West, Amanda Clark, Ashley Turner, Whitney Gainer, Brook Wilhelmsen, Ashley Mills, Amanda Crawford, Jaime Costiglio, Hillary Dickman, Cherish Fielder, Lydia Manders, Amy Huntley, Rebecca Ridner, Cyrstal Rose, and Kirsten Wright

Where to Buy

You can preorder The Handbuilt Home right now from

Thank you so much for your support on this book! I hope you love it as much as I do!