About Ana White

Hello and welcome! 
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My name is Ana White and I have been building DIY projects for almost twenty years.
In 2009, unable to find project plans online, I began sharing mine.  
Over the last 13 years of blogging, many things have changed, but many have not - I design well thought-out, beginner friendly projects and share the plans for free on this website.
My goal is simple - to help people improve their homes with basic tools on limited budgets.  This is about everyday living - about getting mattresses off the floor, closets organized, a coffee table that you can put your feet up on. And of course, we want to be proud of our homes, so it all has to be beautiful too.
For most of these projects, I use just four basic power tools - a drill, miter saw, brad nailer, sander.  We are big fans of the Kreg Jig and also would recommend having a jigsaw and a circular saw.  And a table saw if you a really spoiled.  You can build a lot of stuff with just these tools - we certainly have.
What happened to Ana White?
For the first five years of blogging, I worked non-stop, producing several plans a week, and answering every comment and email, posting to multiple social media channels and replying to everyone. But as I matured, I realized that I love what I am doing, that I will be doing this for the rest of my life, and decided to pace myself, and find balance with my family.  We've since had two more children, and I now post new plans weekly.  This has been a good balance for me, and I find the quality of work I produce has improved too.