I've done it - bought a brand new compound miter saw. this is my first project - had to justify the angles cutting abilities! clear water based polyurethane finish - a bit pale in the moment, but with our strong sun .will turn a honey colour in due course.
Wasn't sure about putting this on Ana's site. Thought some people may be interested in a way to update and redo counter-tops for $70.00
I was very impressed with the counters at Matt and Brooke's house. This transformation was completely done by my daughter - in-law Brooke. Instead of buying new counter-tops they resurfaced the tops they had.
Tracy, my wife, had read about a product called Giani Granite that would make plain counter-tops look like granite, knowing that Brooke wanted to redo their kitchen she told Brooke about it.
I built this set from the plans of the Simple white outdoor sofa. I did make a few changes to meet my needs. My original idea was to make 2 sofas but after doing some measuring I realized a loveseat would be better so I just took about 24" off of the length. I also did add slats to the arms, just to give it a different look. I found this project to be pretty easy with the plans that are provided and I used the link that is attached to the page for sew mama sew to make all of the cushions!
Ana thanks you for the plans this is my version. My boys orig treehouse was knock down by hurricane Irene. Thanks to ana white we have built bigger and better..
We purchased our first chicks this spring. My father and I built this using several different coop plans found on backyardchickens.com and thegardencoop.com
Basement bar with cabinets and glass shelves.
My grandfathers were inspiring individuals. They grew up on farms during the depression and were two of the most resourceful, creative men I've ever known. I've realized recently that they had the right idea. Not everything had to be shiny and new...sometimes what they made was better than store-bought anyway, and it cost a lot less as well.
I still cannot believe I built this bed! Thank you, Ana, for such an inspiring website. I am very, very new to this.... and while it didn't come out perfect, it looks great in my daughter's room. I had to modify the plans for her space (her bed is nooked between the window and the closet) and it worked out well. A carpenter came out to do an estimate ($550 for the bed- $750 if I wanted drawers)- and that gave me the motivation to try it for myself. I plan to build another bed on the other side of the closet.
I fell in love with these plans and asked my wonderful husband to recreate it. Here's what we came up with. It's wider and a little shorter than Ana White's original plan for the Rustic Table. We also used 4x4's for the legs for added stability. AND we absolutely love it! I'm currently in the process of redecorating and this table is the center of it all!
My corner desk I made a while back but didn't get the ledges up until today. I made this using Ana's Office Corner Desktop Plans and a few other project plans from her as well. I wanted to replace my night stand, desk and bookcase because they were just bits and pieces I had picked up along the way and when I saw Ana's corner desktop plans I knew it was just what I wanted. The ledges are also from Ana's $10.00 Ledges plans. All in all I love my new space in my bedroom and just have to get busy and make one for my husband on the other side of the bed.