My first build from ana-white.com was maybe more intricate than I should have done for a first project, but we needed a bar so that's what I did. In the end I was able to learn so much: using the kreg jig, the saws, building doors and drawers, getting things square (or not and redoing it). Mistakes were made but I learned so much! In the end the thing stands up straight and looks pretty dern good in our dining room. I was able to complete this project in 6 weeks while working full time (my many learning experiences added to the time, lol).
Oak Boards: $600, Hardware: $30, Finish: $40
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Oak boards and plywood
Minwax Gel Stain in Aged Oak (1 coat) + Miniwax Satin Poly
Recommended Skill Level