Again I have shamelessly stolen this idea off Maggie (thanks Maggie!!).
Quite a while ago I read this post on Maggie's blog, about a lady called Ana who makes (and designs) her own furniture, and then posts the plans on her website for everyone to use (FREE!). She is amazing. At first I just thought it was cool, and saved the link to my favourites, and then promptly forgot about it.
Since I've been in Melbourne, and currently jobless with lots of spare time on my hands, and lacking in furniture until our stuff arrives, I have been suddenly overtaken with the desire to build. This spa shelf took us two and a half days from start to finish, and despite the fact that it's slightly off-square and has some pretty noticeable brush marks, I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself.
This is just the start. Next I want outdoor furniture, a new bed, bedside tables, coffee table and an entertainment unit!
Thanks Ana for giving away your amazing furniture plans and telling us that anyone can do this!