I found Ana-white.com and was so inspired! I have been sewing for 15 years and had been admiring all the projects on various blogs I follow, but Ana's plans were the last straw (in a good way!). I was given a table saw by a contractor friend of mine and got my drill and miter saw for Christmas and my husband helped me build this as our first build. He didn't want the weight of the 2x12s so we went 1x12s and figured if it starts to look like it needs more support, we could always back it. So far it's doing great and fits right in an alcove in our living room. It replaced a cheap walmart bookshelf so even if we botched it we figured it'd be better than what we had! But I love how it turned out and we plan to keep on building!
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