Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Have you heard of Ana-White.com?

My husband found this wonderful website a few months ago and was intrigued by how easy Ana White made furniture-making seem. She includes the plans for each piece with exact supply lists. Not only that, but she also tells you how many cuts and what size is needed for each. Really, she takes the calculating out of the planning, which is a big stumbling block for many wanna-be DIY'ers. Simply follow the directions and you'll do great!

The hardest part for Charles was deciding which project he wanted to tackle. He finally chose this console table as his first attempt to make furniture. Including black wood stain and polyurethane, the supplies cost about $50. Try buying a similar solid wood console table for that! You won't be able to!

Look at the finished table! We put it in our guest room.

Yes, if you come to visit us, we'll give you Milano cookies and bottled water. See that high gloss on the table? I love it! Charles did a fantastic job.

He's already picked his next project, this factory cart coffee table for our den. I think we're going to paint it a rustic red and distress it a little. Really looking forward to that!

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1 comment:

  1. What a cool resource. Maybe I'll get my husband to make something.