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posted by DogDoc25
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Clothesline Frame
About This Project

I did this project as a Father's Day gift for my dad who is a photographer and has lots of pictures! I plan on making another one for my house because I like it so much. Mine took longer than it should have because I made a few mistakes, like not making sure the pocket holes were facing the right way before I screwed the main frame together. I also accidentally measured and drilled in the twine screws on the wrong side and had to fix that. So if i had done everything right the first time, this project would have only taken a few hours to complete. Fun and easy to do!

Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
pine
Finish Used: 
Jacobean Minwax- 1 coat of pre-stain, then 1 coat of jacobean. still need to apply the satin finish.
posted by HomeMadeMimi
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Farm House Table
Farm House Table
Farm House Table
Farm House Table
About This Project

Inspired by Ana and driven by a desperate desire to nest, I made this table in my first-trimester. We live at this table. It's where we eat, play, and craft. On special occasions we stand on top of it, and sometimes we even eat under it. We love the way it looks in our mid-century ranch house with modern chairs. Thank you, Ana!

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
$100
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Douglas fir
Finish Used: 
natural water-based poly
posted by ckaye
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Modern Slat Top Outdoor Wood Bench
Modern Slat Top Outdoor Wood Bench
About This Project

We wanted an outdoor bench for our front entrance way, this one is just what we were looking for! Thank you for the plans.

Estimated Time Investment: 
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Finish Used: 
2" x 6" Spruce Black Stain
posted by allitrevino
About This Project

I couldn't believe how much twin beds cost in stores and couldn't find anything I liked for my son under $350. I have already made a few other things from Ana White, so I was excited to see this "knock-off!" I followed the plans exactly and didn't want his bed to be too high, so there is so box spring.

I have recently discovered how much fun it is to make things, so I couldn't wait to build my son his "big boy bed!" He loves it! He's happy so this momma's happy, too!

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
$70
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Type of Wood: 
Builder's pine
Finish Used: 
I used Rustoleum stain in American Walnut, with Minwax polyurethane in clear semi-gloss.
posted by tfj1283
About This Project

This was my husband and my first DIY project and we were thrilled at the outcome! It took us a day to build and then a couple days to stain and paint.

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Pine
Finish Used: 
It is stained with min wax Jacobean and painted with Martha Stewart's Barn red. This was a super fun project; thanks Ana White!
posted by OurWolfDen
About This Project

For our wedding we wanted to make seating for our guests. We ended up making 16 chairs total over several weekends. We also made the pergola.

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
about $350
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
Pine
Finish Used: 
White paint
posted by geord
About This Project

Made an adirondack chair from ana's plan. I am from the UK, but i still made it the plan as much as I could without resorting to mm's

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
£40
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
Pressure treated timber
posted by Medickep
About This Project

I made this entry table to go by our front door. It's a spin off from the "console table" posted by Anna. I read some of the comments from people who had problems with her plans as a result of different standards in lumber and decided to alter this some!

I cut the side braces short enough so when I included the measurements of the legs the actual table top extended approx. 3/4" further past the legs and apron of the table. I also went with one sheet of wood on the table top and finished it up with some trim around the edge of the table top.

Estimated Cost: 
80-100
Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Starter Project
Type of Wood: 
Hemlock
Finish Used: 
Finish Used: I wanted to paint the table to matched a near bye coat rack I made. I primed the table first and painted it with three coats of Behr premium paint. I also used a polyacrylic to protect it a little from my boys. I did three coats on all of it and two additional coats on the front of the legs, apron, table top and bottom brace. Make sure you sand with 300-400 grit between coats!
posted by Project Jumanji
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Bookshelf wall unit
Bookshelf wall unit
Bookshelf wall unit
Bookshelf wall unit
Bookshelf wall unit
About This Project

I fell in love with a set of bookshelves from a big box store (ahem, T@#get) but was disheartened to find that they would not help me get the corner shelf ordered to Canada from their website.

With inspiration from Ana, I decided to design and build the whole thing myself. It cost 1/3 the price, and as my first wood project, I'd say it turned out pretty well.

I made my design to work best with the wood available local to me, and to fit specifically in our room. The biggest challenge wasn't wood-related at all, but was actually dealing with the electrical outlet that I needed to attached to the base of one shelf.

Check it all out at my blog; http://projectjumanji.blogspot.ca

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
$350
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
pine shelving
Finish Used: 
Minwax Jacobean
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My Z Gallerie inspired Outdoor Dining Table
My Z Gallerie inspired Outdoor Dining Table
About This Project

I used Ana's plans and only made one adjustment. I could not cut the 50 degree angles on my miter saw so I just borrowed the "V" design from one of her other plans. This table is really heavy and sturdy. A helper is necessary to flip the table top back and forth.

Estimated Cost: 
$80-$100
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
White Pine from local lumber yard
Finish Used: 
Rustoleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Early American Rustoleum Ultimate Spar Varnish in Satin (2 coats on base, 3 coats on tabletop)

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