Home Depot DIH Workshop Rolling Storage Cart

Free plans for easy to make rolling cart with Home Depot DIHWorkshop and Ana-White.com

Author Notes: 

DISCLOSURE - This post and the awesome project and tutorial were made possible through a partnership with the Home Depot.  All opinions and delightful squeals expressed are my own.

Next week - as in next Thursday! - is THE day!!!  I can't wait!

Of course, I'm talking about the Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop  featuring a rolling storage cart from new plans I designed!

I'll be flying across the country (or can I say world? Alaska to Atlanta is quite a trek!) with the family in hubs and baby in tow to lead the Atlanta Midtown DIH Workshop in person.  

And if you can't make it to the Atlanta store (I'll sure miss you!) some of my amazing blog friends will be hosting workshops in their areas as well!

And if you can't make it to these workshops, a very nice and knowledgeable Home Depot associate will be hosting at your local store as well!

Don't miss out on the party!!!!  You can Register here.

I know a lot of you have questions about the workshop, project, and what to expect.  I'll be joining the Home Depot (and loads of awesome building blog friends!) tomorrow night for a Twitter Party to discuss the workshop.

Home Depot #DIHWorkshop Twitter Party Details

TOPIC: We will be discussing rolling storage cart solutions to help keep your home and family organized!

WHEN: Thursday, August 14th, 8-9pm EST

WHERE: Twitter with hashtag #DIHWorkshop

HOSTS TO FOLLOW: Follow @HomeDepot@Crissy (will be asking questions),@StacieinAtlanta@7onashoestring and @SimplyStacieNet.

HOME DEPOT BLOGGERS: @Knockoffwood @shanty2chic, @allthingsthrift,@ClassyClutter4@DukesnDuchesses@kimtoomuchtime and @livelaughrowe.

PRIZES: We will be giving away prize packs from Dremel, Husky and Ryobi, in addition to (3) $50 Home Depot Gift cards during the party!

You can join me in RSVPing for the Twitter Party here.

I'm looking forward to chatting with you then!


Can't wait to get your hands on the plans for this cart?  I'm so PUMPED today to finally get to share the plans for the Home Depot DIH Workshop cart!

And so easy to make!!!!  Check out this video tutorial - it really is that simple!

I know - all you do is make the two "ladder" end pieces, and make three shelves, put them all together and add wheels!

Wondering what happened to the cart I made in the video?

This humble thing?

Here she is!!! Yep, I made dat!

If my cart can look this good built on set with camera's rolling .... your's will be even more stunning!!!

The plans are shared over on the Home Depot Apron blog - check them out for steps, cut list and shopping list.

So don't forget - Twitter Party tomorrow night, DIH Workshop Party next Thursday!

See you then!

XO Ana + Family

Shopping List: 

For shopping list and recommended tools, please see plan post on Home Depot Apron blog.

Cut List: 

For cut list, please check out plans on Home Depot Apron blog.

Step 1: 

For step instructions and photo details, please check out plan post on Home Depot Apron blog.

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Mid Century Modern Bookshelf for Ryobi Nation

DIY Midcentury modern bookshelf - plans from ana-white.com

Author Notes: 

Happy Monday DIY Friends!!!  

It's Ryobi Nation project day for me!  And you know what that means - another great project with a tool giveaway!!!

For my latest Ryobi Nation project, I wanted to build a bookshelf with video tutorial to show you just how easy and fun these are to make.

I love bookshelves.

Not only are they so functional and versatile, but also so easy to build.  And I especially like to have fun with the details on a bookshelf!

I built this bookshelf and added fun wallpaper to the back, a center divider (to add style, shelving options, and also decrease the shelf span to prevent sagging), a painted face frame, and midcentury modern legs.

This little guy sure liked it!

And here's another variation with a different wallpaper back, lilac painted face frame, and longer mid century modern legs.  

So pretty! I love how it turned out!

The full plans with steps are shared over at Ryobi Nation, and you can check out how I built this bookshelf in this video:

So want to get your build on with this bookshelf, but need tools?

My friends over at Ryobi are giving away:

-Ryobi 6 Piece Combo Kit

To enter, just click this link (and that's it!)

Enjoy the plans and here's hoping the tools find a great home!

XO Ana + Family

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Plans are available here.

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Bookshelf Base for Desk featured on HGTV's Saving Alaska

Make your own desk with bookshelf base plans from Ana-White.com for HGTV Saving Alaska

Author Notes: 

This moment.

One of the hardest things I've ever done in my life was seven weeks after giving birth to a baby, bring that newborn baby onto a television set, and film this pilot episode.

What you saw is what we got.  There was no midnight crew making magic while we rested.  In fact, long after the crew had gone home, we had promised to add more insulation under the crawlspace, so at 10:00 PM, with the newborn asleep in the car seat and the producer watching the baby, Jacob and I crawled down underneath into the crawlspace and added that extra insulation.

It was -30 below zero, without wind chill.

And then we packed tools up, and it was off to film the next episode.

All with nursing newborn in tow.

It was tough.  One of the toughest things I've done, ever.

But so worth it.  

Those smiles.  That mom tearing up.

I'm praying HGTV picks up our pilots for a series, and we get the chance to see more of those smiles.  And hopefully, a tear or two.

For this episode, one of the rooms we helped with was Aaron's teenage room.  He wanted a space he could chill in, but his bedroom was under 100 square feet.

For about $1000 we took this blank slate room, and turned it into this:

With all new materials.  All DIY.

Well, except for the producer's laptop you see in there  :)

The desk system was awesome.  I loved how it turned out.

I shared with you the plans and how we built CPU base with drawer here.



Don't be intimidated by the drawer, it is not difficult.

Today I'm sharing with you the plans for the bookshelf base to match the desk.  

Thanks for all your support, we appreciate it!

XO Ana + Family

Shopping List: 

1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
12 feet of 3/4" plwyood cut into strips 15-3/4" wide (about 1/2 sheet, we used the other 1/2 sheet for making the CPU base)

1 1/4 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
circular saw
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Dimensions shown above
Cut List: 

2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 29-1/4" (sides)
2 - 1x4 @ 39-1/2" (bottom footer)
2 - 3/4" plywood @ 15-3/4" x 39-1/2" (shelves)
2 - 1x2 @ 39-1/2" (top supports)
Desktop minimum of 16" wide x 41" long

Cutting Instructions: 
Rip plywood into strips 15-3/4" wide x 8 feet long. Use these strips for the sides and shelves.
Step 1: 

We built this with our Kreg Jig, all on the 3/4" setting with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. We attached the 1x4s to the bottom to the sides with pocket holes.

Step 2 Instructions: 

We made these shelves fixed with pocket holes as well. We also attached shelf to the 1x4s with 1-1/4" finish nails and glue.

Step 3 Instructions: 

We attached the 1x2s on the top with pocket holes on the top (desktop will hide them). Desktop is attached from underside to these 1x2s.

We also added a back out of 1/4" plywood, attaching back to the center shelf for additional support.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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