This was my third "solo" build - my husband has built several of Ana's plans, and I built a book caddy and a stepstool earlier in the month. I have always enjoyed sewing and fixing up our new-to-us house, but until 2014 I was afraid to try building so I left it up to my husband. No more! I brought both kids to the hardware store, selected my lumber, and got to work. We bought a mitre saw which has been AWESOME, so I've been using that and a jigsaw to make cuts. I would love to figure out the circular saw someday soon.
I had some issues with this plan here and there, but I can't be sure if it was an issue with the cut list or with my assembly. It wasn't anything I couldn't work around, though, and I'm really happy with the end result. I wasn't sure how to use the Kreg Jig on angled cuts, but once I figured that out the sides were very easy to assemble! Love that Kreg Jig.