The Handbuilt Home by Ana White :: Book Review & GIVEAWAY!

When I first heard about The Handbuilt Home, I was pretty excited to get my hands on a copy. Unfortunately, I heard about it before it was even published, so I had to put my patience into practice.

I contacted Random House Publishers and asked if they could send me 2 books – 1 for me to review & 1 for you. They said YES!!


Written by Ana White {a momma!}, The Handbuilt Home is all about how to make your own furniture – everything from beds to chairs to tables. First of all, if you’ve never checked out Ana’s site, you must. It is seriously inspiring and full of *FREE* building plans! {She also made a book trailer video – you can watch it here.}

One of the things I loved about The Handbuilt Home is how Ana makes things simple – even for people who have never built anything in their life. {I’m talking about myself here.} She takes the first section of the book to talk about tools, equipment, materials for building, and what you need in a work space. The second section is devoted to basic building techniques, such as preparation, cutting, building, and finishing. By the time I finished reading these sections, I already felt a lot more confident approaching home improvement stores!

At the moment, I don’t have plans to build furniture for my home, but I already have some pages dog-eared for future building projects. My favorite projects are the Console Table & Gallery Ledges. I can totally see a big ol’ gallery ledge going up on my wall. And how awesome would it be to see it and brag to everyone who sees know I made it ALL BY MYSELF?! Awesome indeed.

Whether you’re planning a building project or just interested in home decor, I am sure you will love reading through this book. That’s why I asked Random House if they would be so kind as to give one to you! Just enter using the giveaway below {if you’re reading this via email, click on over to my site to enter!}.

Happy entering!


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  1. Bara Lake says:

    I’d love to have this book! I’ve followed now for almost a year and finally got a Kreg jig! So far I’ve built a couple of ledges and a 3 bin shoe dresser… both still unpainted.

    I wish I had a real workshop! What fun!

    Thank you for thinking of us!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours,

  2. shannon says:

    I’ve been waiting to get this book. Because of Ana I asked my hubz for my own woodworking space. Didn’t happen yet, but its on my wish list. This win would be a great this Christmas!!!

  3. Stacey says:

    I have had this book from the library for a couple of months now. Trying to work my way up to a bunk bed for my daughter. Would love to own it so I can keep making things.

  4. kirsten van nest says:

    I would love to have this book. I love her plans and how she does simple plans. I definately need to get this book.

  5. Jacqueline Post says:

    Been following her facebook and website and have a few projects favorited. Would love to win this book!

  6. Lori Parker says:

    I bought the kreg jig and made photo shelves. So easy. My husband and I surprised ourselves in what we were able to do. Thanks of course to Ana and the kreg jig.

  7. Bridgette says:

    Is this where I enter for the great book? I didn’t know if the giveaway box above should be working. I would love a copy of the book.

  8. Missy says:

    I have followed Ana since long before her book came out. My dad did woodworking as long as I can remember and I am looking forward following in his footsteps. I would love to have Ana’s book.

  9. Christa says:

    hey Bridgette! there’s a box at the end of the post {you might need to give it a couple seconds to load} where you can enter. good luck!!!

  10. Bara Lake says:

    I do not see anywhere that only one entry is permitted… so here’s another for this last day.

    Thanks for thinking of us out here, someone will be the happy new owner of this remarkable book! And I hope it’s me!

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