The Handbuilt Home

The Handbuilt Home : 34 Simple Stylish and Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room

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Takes the reader room-by-room to make items ranging from bookcases and headboards to tables and storage solutions. Author Ana White is creator of one of the most popular home improvement blogs - and is also a mum on a tight budget. Ana White, creator of one of the most popular furniture design and home improvement blogs, offers 34 attractive but easy DIY projects for high-style furniture pieces on a budget. Forget IKEA hacks. Alaskan native and young homemaker Ana White, a mum on a tight budget, shows how you can cheaply and easily make your own custom furniture inspired by those from high-end stores. From bookcases, headboards and tables to kid-friendly items and storage solutions, she takes you room-by-room and gives you the know-how and confidence to make 34 projects using off-the-shelf lumber and basic tools.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 216 x 277 x 13mm | 788g
  • Potter Craft
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0307587320
  • 9780307587329
  • 107,198

Table of contents



1 Getting Started

2 Basic Techniques

3 The Entryway

4 The Family Room

5 The Dining Room

6 Kitchen & Bath

7 Office & Craft Room

8 Bedroom

9 Children's Room

10 Outdoor Furniture

Contributor Bios
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Review quote

"Ever wrestled with nails, screws, and hex wrenches on 'ready to assemble' shelves, chairs, or tables, all the while thinking that you could just as easily make the design cheaper and better from scratch? If so, White cheers you on...You can use this book to build 34 simple designs, such as tables (including a Lego coffee table), chairs, beds, and benches. Author and blogger White (, who first built furniture during her newborn's naptime, still remembers her fear of firing a nail gun. Those of us who still feel that fear should be glad she's there as a guide." --Publisher's Weekly

"[] led to White's first book, The Handbuilt Home, which features simple furniture plans to help readers take a crack at construction. The key to getting started? Don't be intimidated. 'We're more capable than we think,' White says." --O, The Oprah Magazine
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About Ana White

Ana White is a stay-at-home mum who understands what it's like to need a functional and stylish home, but not be able to afford to buy pieces she needed. With the skills she learned while building her own home and $80, Ana made her first farmhouse bed and has created thousands of pieces since. Ana is the creator of She lives in Alaska with her husband and young daughter.
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Rating details

530 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 48% (252)
4 36% (189)
3 13% (69)
2 3% (18)
1 0% (2)
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