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Ana White – Free Project Plans!

This is Ana White, a wife, mother, and wood worker from Alaska who posts plans for countless wood working projects and crafts for FREE! Now, plans for projects can be found all over the internet but they often cost you. This can add quite a bit of expense to a project that may already be somewhat costly. Ana, however, offers plans for projects ranging from simple tables to play houses to kitchen cabinets. There's literally nothing you can't find on her website! Some are projects that she has personally completed. Others are plans that she has found or developed. Her website is dedicated to making wood working projects easier to complete for lay persons like myself. I have used her plans to make my wife's office desk, benches for our kitchen table, our boat entertainment center, and dog kennel. For most of these projects, I alter the plans and essentially use what she provides as a foundation or stepping stone to individualizing my project. The dog [...]

2016-10-28T17:24:18+00:00September 30th, 2016|

The Boat for Anne Haven

So my idea to build a boat came in December 2015. We were going to our 18 week OB appointment to find out whether we were having a girl or a boy! Our daughter, Anne Haven, eluded the sonographer’s attempts to discover that she was, in fact, a “she” until finally it was confirmed. Our joy and excitement, however, was only momentary. At the end of the ultrasound we found out that our daughter had an echogenic spot on her left lung. We had no idea what this meant, and our doctors didn’t really either. We had to wait through the holidays until we had an appointment in Greenville with a specialist. We were to find out that the doctors suspected a lesion on her left lung that could potentially endanger her heart, and therefore, her life. As we began our journey to Anne Haven’s birth, following her progress closely with weekly ultrasounds and daily tears and prayers, I found I needed a way to escape [...]

2016-10-28T17:24:18+00:00September 14th, 2016|