Solid Wood Toy Box with Safety Hinge Lid

land of nod inspired toy box

Christina from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen says her hubs got “bitten with the woodworking bug” when they moved from an apartment to a house and created a garage workshop. Of course, Christina was happy to offer a list of items she wanted built for their new home, including this Land of Nod inspired toy box with […Read More]

Rustic X Dining Room Buffet


Korrie of the Red Hen Home modified plans from Ana White to build this stunning 72” open buffet for a client. I love how the 4×4 legs give this piece such a substantial look. This baby looks solid! Korrie also added decorative hardware which kicks up the rustic/industrial vibe a notch. What a beautiful build!

rustic x buffet

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Upholstered Platform Bed with Nailhead Trim


What do you do when you want a $2,000 bed but don’t have $2,000 to spend on a bed? Build your own for around $350 instead! Camille from Imperfectly Imaginable and her husband modified Ana White’s platform bed plans to replicate the look of an upholstered bed with nailhead trim that they loved from Restoration Hardware. Camille walks you through their entire build and even how she achieved that signature Restoration Hardware antiqued finish.

restoration hardware inspired bed

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Build Your Own $40 Dining Bench


Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic recently built a solid truss dining table out of 4x4s and had plans for benches in the works. Well, Whitney delivered with two beautiful benches that are every bit as “big and beefy” as their table counterpart. You know Ana White was in the mix, helping design the benches and providing clear plans so you can build them too – for only $40! This is the perfect seating solution for your big holiday get-togethers!

dining table bench

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“Rustic Yet Refined” X Dining Room Table

diy dining room table

When the movers broke her dining room table, Jen from House of Wood’s first thought was to build a new one. She saw a gorgeous X-based table from ZGallerie and hit up her friend Ana White to draw up the plans. Then with a little more help from Ana and the friendly folks at Minwax, Jen gave her freshly built table a “rustic yet refined” Restoration Hardware-inspired finish. Are you drooling yet? Oh, and I think I forgot to mention the lumber was only $85. Just in case you weren’t already sold {Wink}.

diy dining room table

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Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Dining Table


With plans from Ana White in hand, Jaime from That’s My Letter built this gorgeous and enormous triple pedestal dining table for a friend’s cottage. As Jaime points out, the table design features several beautiful details including an inset tabletop edge, curved arches on the pedestals, and a long stretcher support across the middle. Pretty much it’s the Miss America of dining tables {Giggle}!

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DIY Dresser with Eclectic Stained Finish


I had so much fun seeing the Shanty Sisters last week at Haven, and, let me tell you, these girls have it all! They are as sweet as can be, fun, gorgeous, and crazy talented. Just check out this dresser that Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic built for her BFF’s baby nursery following plans from Ana White. This is a dresser that will definitely grow with the little fellow until he’s a teenager. He could even tote it off to college with him, and it would still be cool!

diy dresser

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Build an Outdoor Dining Table

outdoor dining table

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic just made her summer a little sweeter with this gorgeous outdoor dining table she built following plans from Ana White. The real kicker is that the table only cost $85 to build, which is straight up amazing for a large solid wood dining table. I can’t wait to see the bench she’s got in the works to go with it!

outdoor dining table

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