Monday, March 28th, 2011
Lately I’ve been finding myself wishing we had some woodworking equipment. My dad was a self employed carpenter full time while I was growing up and still does extra work when he’s not teaching. I’d helped him on a few jobs, and the whole family worked on remodeling our 1836 house. So, I’ve fairly comfortable with DIY projects.
I tell you all this because recently I’ve read about this site: Ana-White.com. The site gives you the plans for homemade furniture, and I’ve found many projects I’d like to try out. Like this outdoor dining table:
The plans include step-by-step instructions, a material list, costs (I’m not sure if all do) and photos of the process. They have plans for outdoor and indoor furniture, everything from playhouses, to entertainment centers to beds. You can browse the projects by category, room, collection, skill level, cost and style. I think that no matter your skill level, you can find something for you and with the in-depth instruction anyone could build many of these projects.
I gotta say, if we already had our house built, I’d be asking to borrow some power tools.