We've featured the amazing reverse-engineered building plans of self-taught woodworker Ana White before. Since then, Ana has updated her site with dozens more plans and ideas. We were particularly struck by this stunning armoire. Intimidated? Don't be. Says Ana, "Its a gigantic bookcase, with doors."
You can buy similar pieces elsewhere for upwards of $1,300, but if you have the tools and a bit of know-how (or if you know someone who has both), why not make it yourself for a fraction of the cost? Best of all, yours will be made of 100 percent solid wood, making it a fabulous keepsake for years – and perhaps even generations – to come.
Get the detailed plans at Knock-Off Wood.
And if you're on Facebook, consider becoming a fan of the very popular Knock-Off Wood page. Ana updates the page regularly, and it's incredibly inspiring to see other people's posts and comments about projects they've completed. Even more inspiring: a lot of these people are women, some of whom have never used power tools before. Testify, sisters!