I am so excited today to tell you about an amazing new book by Ana White. I am a huge fan of Ana and all of her projects, her blog and her new book, The Handbuilt Home
Ana’s featured 34 of her favorite you-can-build-it plans in the book, plus two chapters on what tools to choose, how to choose materials and more! You’ll love them, and you’ll be inspired to build something on your own! She shows you how to build solid, well-crafted furniture that’s as good or even better than something store-bought. And when you build it, you can make exactly what you want — at a fraction of the cost of buying it premade!
And I’m giving away a copy of Ana’s new book to one of YOU!! Yay 🙂
You may already know Ana from her popular site, Ana White, Homemaker. She teaches everyone not to be afraid of making things — and has hundreds of projects on her site that you can build.
Ana does a great job of taking the mystery — and the fear — out of DIY projects and working with wood.
On her site, she says,
I discovered that using power tools was really not that bad, and that building was fun, and with the right plan, easy. Because if I could build something, anyone can.
That’s inspiration for all of us (and she inspired me have gotten over any fear I might have had about large power tools).
(Here’s her The Handbuilt Home Book Promo from AnaWhite’sTheHandbuiltHome on Vimeo.)
And check out Ana’s book tour, happening now — maybe she’s coming to a spot near you! I love that most of her stops are at Home Depot locations, not bookstores!
And Ana is sharing one of her projects with TT&J readers — It’s her Farmhouse Bench! Just click on the link to get the free plans!!
She’ll be in Salt Lake City on Monday!
If you are in the area, come meet Ana with me on Monday. I hope to see you there!!
And I have a copy of Ana’s book to give away!!
Here’s how to enter.
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Have a Fabulous Friday!!
PS — Speaking of Friday…
My favorite day of the week.
I love spotlighting YOU and all of the great ideas linked up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party.
I hope you can stop by The party starts at 6 pm MST.
Thank you for the opportunity. I’ve got plans to one day build a bench from Ana’s plans. Just got to get through this renovation first.
jessica w says
i commented on her blog, I already follow it since she is super amazing!
Jen Fox says
Such fun! What a perfect book at a perfect time… We’re just a few months from finishing our new house! Love all the DIY inspiration from your blog and all your contributors
Dacia @ Lemon Drop Life says
Would love to win a copy!
I’ve taken on a couple of her projects and I just LOVE them!
Mary T says
I shared the blog post by tweeting: https://twitter.com/sundancesurvey/status/258010512665763840
So excited to check out this book! Would love to win a copy!
I think I have a new favorite book to read 🙂
mary mac says
So many wonderful ideas in this book.
Sarah R says
Thanks for the great giveaway. Just found your site and I love it. I just know I will find lots of inspirations here.
laura higginsdassance says
Love it! I have the tools, now need a little help – this book may be just what I am looking for!!!
Would love a chance to win this fantastic book! Danielle x
Awesome giveaway! I used to follow Ana ages ago. I need to get caught up!
Andrea A says
Thanks so much for the give away! I shared on facebook!
Darlene Lehman says
I could use that book!! Things keep falling apart around my place!
great giveaway, she inspired me and helped me realized powertools aren’t just for guys, would love to have the book
Would really love to get the book, so excited to see this giveaway!
Blythe @ Desperate Craftwives says
My husband is just built a headboard for my son’s bed and is building a platform bed for us AS I TYPE!!!! Really hoping to win! Great giveaway! Thank you!
I love Ana White! I’ve made several things from her plans! Check out my website and click on Carpentry. http://www.antsi-pants.blogspot.com
Ana White says
Jen!!! What a fantastic surprise for me!!! Thank you so much for doing this, I am so thankful! Awesome that you are sharing the farmhouse bench plans too! Good luck everyone on the book giveaway, I hope you love the book and build lots of projects from it! Ana
This is awesome!! I have entered and hope to win!! It’s going on my Christmas wish list if I don’t win!!
This is so exciting!
Sandi H says
looks great and very helpful
Ashley I says
I blogged about it!!!
Tina Skoog says
Shared on Facebook!
I shared on Pinterest!
I shared on Twitter! xo
What a fabulous giveaway!! Can’t wait! Thanks for a chance to win! xo
Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama says
Amazing giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Shared on Twitter and Pinterest
Looks like a great site!
Oh goodness! I love Ana’s projects! I got busy and lost track of her site, etc… Thank you for the reminder!
What a great giveaway! I fell in love with Ana’s website from the first visit and would love to add this book to my library.
What a wonderful giveaway – I’ve been a BIG fan of Ana White for a while now! So excited to see her when she comes in Houston – thanks for sharing and for the opportunity!!
Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Janet B says
I also shared on Pinterest and Facebook
Janet B says
I’d love yo see what Ana has to say…I love to build, but I’m not too knowledgeable, so this sounds like it’s right up my alley.
Love Ana White! Love you too and have been following you for years!
Simply Sarah says
OH! I totally love Ana’s stuff! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
What fun! I’ve got a bunch of plans saved up to try. A book would wonderful.
Jessica @ Dear Emmeline says
great giveaway! love all the plans on her site!
What a great giveaway!
I love her stuff! So many plans to choose from- now just to prioritize what projects to do first!
Queen Bee says
I love Ana’s stuff! I followed her on Pinterest too! 🙂
Great giveaway-love those Ana White projects! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
I am thinking of trying Ana’s twin bed plan. The plans look like something I could actually follow!
Gail Cooper says
I Love Ana’s projects. Thank you for the giveaway
Love Ana, she is so inspiring! I am so excited about this giveaway.
Erin Buchanan says
This could get very interesting…..Me being inspired to use power tools! It would be so nice not to ask my husband for help.
How awesome that she’s turned her Knock off Wood blog into such wonderful new things! Shared on Facebook.
Can’t wait for this book!
Lisa Chaddock says
I shared on fb!!
I love Ana White!! I can’t wait until I get a bigger place where I can own my own set of power tools so I can start building her knock off furniture!
Amy @ Croquet & Cocktails says
Hi I Pinterested and tweeted!! Great giveaway!!
Connie Haack says
Great Giveaway. Gotta have this book! and I shared your giveaway on Facebook!
Tweeted, Pinned and posted on Facebook. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway 🙂
Thanks for entering Tanya 🙂 xoxox