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Featured Projects

Flower Tower

Laundry Room Turned
Custom Pantry

Honeycomb Garden Trellis

Modern Shiplap Wall

Front Porch Makeover

Easy DIY Shelf Brackets

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Woodworking Plan Customer
“Hi! I found your tutorial last month on how to build a rainbow garden via Pinterest. Just wanted to say THANK YOU! What a great idea. Something so amazing to do with my 19 month old every morning. I’m so glad I found your page. Thank you again!
Woodworking Plan Customer
This was the first time I have ever used a miter saw, drill and kreg jig. My husband helped me out with some guidance. We were so happy with the bench that we have adapted your plans a little to make end tables to match! Thank you so much for sharing your plans and inspiring me to finally give woodworking a try!”
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Emilee Anderson in front of saw

Hi I’m Emilee

Are you ready to finally start taking action on those DIY projects you’ve been dreaming up?

I’m here to help!

I have helped countless DIYers through their very first projects with my easy to follow tutorials and high quality building plans. I specialize in developing basic, beginner-friendly projects that don’t look like they were made by a beginner – they’re so pretty!

I’m a total DIY fanatic and I’m so excited to build with you!

Emilee’s work has been featured in…

country living
the spruce