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Outdoor Wood Furniture Finishing Secrets

Hi folks!  Spring is finally here in Alaska and I'm dreaming about outdoor furnishings!  We%27ve got our nose to the grindstone getting our house done, so no playtime in the woodshop for me for at least a few more weeks.  But for those of you working on outdoor furnishings, I wanted to take a secon...

My Favorite 2x4 Outdoor Project Plans - Ana White

Hey build friends!  This morning swans flew over our front porch!  Migrating birds are the first sign of spring, and we are excited to start spending more time outdoors (without a million layers of down coats on).I've got lots of projects I hope to tackle this year for our new house, but wan...

DIY Elevator Bed for Tiny House - Ana White

I love working on tiny houses because they force me to be creative with space.  In our latest tiny house build, to maximize space and keep the open feel, we decided to try DIYing an elevator bed. The space was originally designed for a loft bed.  Originally I had planned on just having the bed lower a...

Current Obsession: Lantern Chandeliers - Ana White

Our house is coming along!  We are hoping to move in this summer.  We are almost to the finishing stage, where everything starts to come together.  I want the house to have a comfortable, industrial farmhouse feel, with lots of different materials and finishes, used in a simple functional way.  I%27ve...

Loft Closet in Tiny House - Ana White

A few of you have been asking for more details on the loft closet we built for the Wild Rose Tiny House. The homeowner wanted a simple closet system in the low ceiling in the loft with a few drawers.  But we wanted to keep the closet system light weight and functional.   Given the space constraints, I ...

Slide Out Closet for Tiny House - Ana White

Perhaps one of the most controversial builds I've done of late is this closet. Or more specifically, not the closet, but where the closet is located.   The closet is mounted on a sliding track, and slides across the bathroom, stored in the shower when not in use.   Its an almost effortless moti...

DIY Barn Door for Tiny House - Ana White

In our last tiny house we got to put a barn door between the kitchen and bathroom. Because the barn door slides neatly out of the way, we could do all sorts of fun stuff with the area, without worrying about the door getting in the way. Most notable - being able to slide the kitchen cabinet und...

Orange - Ana White

Happy Friday friends!  We%27ve been very busy working on our house, and are finally into the finishing stages.  Thank you to those of you following along through our weekly videos.  Now that we are into the finishing stages, I'm excited to also start sharing blog posts about our house. Our home is a tim...

Slide Out Entry Pantry Cabinet for Tiny House

Disclosure: I have loved and used Rustoleum and Liberty Hardware products for many, many years, and am proud to be a brand ambassador for them.  This post is part of my relationship but all opinions expressed are my own. On our most recent tiny house, it kept bugging me that we didn't have much ...

Favorite Rustic Dining Table Plans - Ana White

Rustic dining tables can completely transform a room by adding functionality, character and texture through natural wood.  But you don't have to spend a fortune - most are DIY friendly for around $100 using off the shelf lumber.  And of course, I'm here to help with lots of plans and inspiration. ...

Sliding Door Console with Fold Up Tables for Tiny House

On our latest tiny house I was really stumped on the wide open space in the middle of the tiny house. I knew we needed to add some sort of desk/table/storage solution to the mix.  But the big problem I kept coming back to was not wanting to put a table in front of the big window, and also not wan...

Lift Top Storage Sofa Sectional Seating Bases

On our latest tiny house build, the client challenged me to create a lounge seating system that was comfortable, had lots of storage, and could on occassion convert to a guest bed.Once I figured out how to create the cushions out of a foam mattress And then sew covers out of a quilted coverle...

Valentine's Day FIVE Tee Giveaway - Ana White

It's Valentine's Day this week, and we just wanted to share a little love with all of our friends and followers!!!I'm giving away five of my newest woodworking tee shirts!      I%27m so happy to be able to make this design available in a few different colors and all the sizes.  It%27s a box...

Making Cushions for Tiny House Storage Sectional

On our latest tiny house - the Open Concept Modern - the client challenged me to create a sectional sofa lounge area that was very comfortable, had the maximum amount of storage, and converted into a guest bed for occassional use. With limited shopping options up here in Alaska, and pricey shi...

Choosing the Best Tankless Water Heater for Your Needs and Climate

On our most recent tiny house build, the Open Concept Modern, we installed a full plumbing system for the homeowner, including a shower with hot water.  In an effort to conserve space and energy for the homeowner, we choose a tankless water heater (sometimes called an "on-demand water h...