10.13.2012

The Handbuilt Home by Ana White, a free furniture plan, and a giveaway~

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

I'm sure you've all heard the great news by now, but just in case you haven't...my friend, Ana White, has written a book!   Yep!  You know Ana, right?  (How could you not know Ana if you've been around blogland very long at all?)  Ana is the genius behind Ana-White.com, the popular website she created where she posts her amazing furniture plans.



Ana's book, The Handbuilt Home is a beautifully put together guide with amazing furniture projects for every room in the house.  Even if you have never built anything before in your life, you'll love this book.  It has easy-to-read instructions that guide you every step of the way.  


Ana and Me at SNAP!

As soon as I got my copy, I devoured almost the entire thing!  The layout is beautiful, the photography lovely, and the projects are fabulous.  Ana is a self-taught furniture builder who wants to empower others to do the same, and I felt like her book was very inspiring!  I've got a couple of projects dog-eared already. :-)



And today, I am able to offer you a sneak peek at one of the projects in Ana's book!  The Farmhouse Bench.  If you'd like to try your hand at building this adorable bench, you can find the plans here.

Oh, and if you happen to be one of my Utah readers, Ana is going to be signing copies of her book at the Home Depot on Highland Drive in Salt Lake City on Monday from 6-8 pm!   While there you can enter for  a chance to win an Ana White Frame, an Ana White Apron or a Home Depot Gift Card!! You betcha I'll be there (so if you are in Utah, and you come too, please come say "hi".)

And of course, I just *have* to give you all the chance to win  your own copy of Ana's fabulous book!  Simply leave me a comment on this post for the chance to win!  (US Residents only please).  Giveaway ends Monday, Oct. 15th 2012 at 11:59 pm MST.  I'll announce the winner next week.  Good luck!

I received my copy of The Handbuilt Home for free so that I could review it, but the opinions expressed are 100% mine. :-) 




69 comments:

Jocelyn Pascall said...

Great post, and that bench is adorable. Congrats to her and her book!!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Wow! Sounds fantastic!

Sara said...

I'd love to win! My husband and I have built a couple beds based off her plans and love her site!

Erika said...

She is great, can't wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks.

Emily said...

I've been waiting for her book to come out, and I'd love to win in!

Jennifer said...

I would eat this book up!!!

Arli said...

Looks like a fantastic book. Would love to own a copy.

LindaSonia said...

Awesome giveaway - count me in!!

Anjanette said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Darnetha said...

I love Ana's plans, they are so easy to follow!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

I love Ana White!!! I built my daughter a play kitchen using her plans and felt like such a superstar! The book looks amazing :)

AnnaM said...

Would love to have this book. My husband is a good woodworker and he has been interested in Ana's blog as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

Chessa @ Antsi-Pants said...

I love Ana White! She has great plans-I've made several things! Check them out here: www.antsi-pants.blogspot.com

arkie said...

Great giveaway! I love her projects!

Becca Bell said...

I love her blog. I've made quite a few projects from her site already. I hope I win!!

Annette said...

Love all things Ana White!! Great Giveaway!!

Unknown said...

I appreciate the giveaway! I would really enjoy having this book!

Debbie said...

I would love to win Ana's book and build my own furniture! Thx!

Mary Ellen said...

Would love to win!

cherished bliss said...

I would love to win! I have so many projects of hers I would love to do... now if we could just stop moving long enough for me to do one : ) I'm dying to try her sewing table that folds away for space saving... would love to see what she has in her book! : )

Jessisca Lenderman said...

Great Bench : ) it would be perfect for my new garden ... and would love to get a copy of Ana White Homebuild book : )

Diana Allen said...

I have just recently started trying to make some of my own furniture and have used Ana's plans as a starting point. She is absolutely the best!! This book would help me immensely in my endeavors. Thanks so much for this give-a-way chance.

MaryBeth said...

Ana's book looks so great! Thanks for the giveaway! Mary Beth

Shawna said...

This books looks awesome! I would love to win a copy! Thanks!

leighishee said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I would love to have this book!

Kelly said...

My husband and I have made two of Ana's projects already and would love to book!! She has saved us some serious cash!!!

annemarie said...

Wow this sounds like a great book.

merrymac said...

I'd love to have this book!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book is on my must-get list and I think a bench is the first thing I'd try.

angie noteboom said...

i love to decorate but have yet to tackle actually building something - it sounds so intimidating! maybe this book is exactly what i need to get started :)

Debbie @ OtRD said...

What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win. Love that bench too!

Debbie @ Fine Point Creations said...

I'd love to tackle some of her projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kimberly said...

I *love* Ana White's website and now her book too! I've been fixing up our garage anticipating tackling some of her projects - I'd love to read more, because I'm sure I'd be 'dog-earing' pages too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Katherine said...

I would LOVE to win a copy! My library doesn't have it on order yet and I can't wait to check it out!

Erin Kaven said...

Ana's book looks like such an inspiration. Would love to win!. Thanks for hosting too.

dmw212 said...

The bench is the untested thing...would love to be the winner

Christine McD said...

I would love to win the book. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Teresa said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Presvytera Eleni said...

I would LOVE a copy! I have pallets and wood just waiting in the workroom. Thanks so much.

Jenna said...

I love Ana White. She is so inspiring. I would love to be a winner of her new book. Fingers crossed.

MOssouri Manar said...

Fingers crossed! Would LOVE to win! I used Ana's plans to build my first ever project. She makes it so "doable"!

Sandra E. said...

I love Ana! Building Grace's Bookcase right now! Would love to have a copy of her book.

Margaret said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love Anna's designs!

Melody said...

It would be fun to create a bookcase.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Tammi D said...

I would so love to win a copy of the book!

Cindy said...

I love everything she puts on her site.

brookenussbaum said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win this book!

Jessica said...

I love her site! i have so many things on my honey do list... think i will just have to break down and start on them myself!

me, rachel said...

I love Ana's site! It's my new favorite, and I've been recommending it to everyone! I'd love to add her book to my library.

Dirtius Wifius said...

I love Ana too. I can't wait to get started on some serious building! And I'm looking forward to meeting you both tonight!

Wehaf said...

That bench is gorgeous! I want to build so many things from Ana's blog; she does such wonderful work.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I'll be there tonight--I can't wait! I've followed Ana's blog since about the beginning, and am her undying fan. Love your blog as well--maybe I'll see you there tonight!

Connie said...

I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

Alina said...

I would love to win Ana's book!

Kathy said...

Love your blog, and would love to read Ana's book, even if I do not win it.

Susan & Family said...

I have admired Anna and her work for some time now. I'd love to win her book!

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. Ana has been an inspiration to me and to many others. She has made me believe that I can build things.

Unknown said...

Would love to win Ana's book. Excited to see her inspiring ideas!

GotFire? said...

Good luck everyone! Ana's book is a must have for sure :)

Unknown said...

I just learned about Ana, and I am so inspired to try building! Would love a copy of this book!

Katlin and Melissa said...

I'd love to get my hands on a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!
-Melissa

Marje said...

That bench is a humdinger! The feet are in the right place so that when someone sitting on one end stands up, the person sitting on the other end won't land on the floor on his/her wrong end. .I've seen plenty of bench instructions that had the feet/legs not close enough to the end of the bench. Good for Ana!!! Shoulda knowed a woman would git it r'ight.

Andrea B. said...

How fun!! What a great giveaway!

Kori said...

I'd love this book! I've been wishing lately that I would've taken shop class in high school!

Laura @ LPC Interiors said...

So neat! Would love to own a copy of her new book!

Natalie said...

I would love to win a copy of that gorgeous book!

Mary T said...

I'd LOVE to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

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MSG said...

I love Ana's website and would love to win a copy of her book!

Trav and Linds said...

I see so many great post's using Ana's plans. I would love to win a copy of her book!

lindsfitch at hotmail dot com