Teaching you the skills to build magazine-worthy furniture

We believe that anyone can learn to DIY. And that you don't need tens of thousands of dollars worth of tools, a fancy workshop, or years of experience mastering complicated joinery techniques to build impressive furniture. 

We'll teach you how to build incredible things with just a handful of tools and simple joinery methods. 


Our Story

I've always had champagne taste on a beer budget.. and the inability to settle for anything less than what I really want.

When we moved into our first home, instead of outfitting it with furniture we could actually afford, but wasn't the look or quality  I was going for, we decided to try this thing called DIY.

We found a plan to follow, but when we got to the store to pick out wood, we had no idea which type to buy. We tried Googling it and the more we kept searching, the more confused we got. 

We made a lot of mistakes and those first few projects were an experiment in frustration and overwhelm. 

After countless projects, and a few magazine features, we're sharing everything we've learned and wished we knew starting out so that you can learn to DIY faster and with less frustration.  

If I can do it, so can you. 

what i can do for you:


Designed to get you the best results as quickly as possible. Easy-to-digest and jam-packed with what you need to know + practical action steps. 

Printable Plans

Our plans are truly the crème de la crème. 3D renderings, a visual cut list to help you minimize waste, AND get the SketchUp file as an added bonus.

Tips + Inspiration

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I Made That™

Our comprehensive signature course.

This is the course for anyone who wants to learn how to build amazing furniture without hours upon hours of frustrating trial and error and wasted project supplies.

We start with the basics (aka how to use power tools + shopping for wood), and then dive into 4 projects, thoughtfully designed to teach you different DIY skills. It's like your in the garage working alongside me!

Learn to safely use power tools

Get insider building tips and advice

Upgrade to PLUS to learn EVEN more tools + skills!

Upgrade to PLUS to learn EVEN more tools + skills!

I Planned That™

Unlock the full potential of DIY.

The beauty of DIY is that you can customize projects to fit your space: both in terms of design and dimensions. 

I Planned That™ is the course that teaches you how to use SketchUp + our step-by-step project planning process, so that you can turn your ideas into actual project plans.

Sketchup 101 tutorials

step-by-step planning process

quickly create optmiized cut lists




Want to dip your toes in?

Though we highly recommend diving into I Made That™ for the most comprehensive DIY education, we do offer mini-courses focused on particular DIY skills.

Power Tools: Explained

Pocket Holes: Explained

Adjusting dimensions of existing plans masterclass

great for anyone who wants to learn to safely use power tools, but doesn't necessarily want to build furniture.

become a pocket hole pro in less than an hour.

exactly that. Feel confident adjusting plans you find online to better fit your space.

what our students are saying

I will never look at another piece of furniture the same again! I finally look at furniture I want and think “I can do that!” and I am SO GRATEFUL for that!

— NICOLE Evans

I’m working my way through all your amazing cheat sheets and videos and there is SO much useful information in them. Thank you!

— Catherine M.

Before the course, I had no idea where to start! I didn't know the lingo, the tools, or have the skills. Now, I'm constantly saying "I can build that!" and feel confident that I really can! 


The course is wonderful and I’m so excited about the new skills that I am learning. You are such an incredible teacher! Thank you for all that you do!

— Tiffany G.

I have taught in higher education for 15 years. I'm a curriculum expert; I've built 3 completely new academic programs. I'm delighted with the structure of this course, the detail in the videos and PDFs, and professionalism of the content delivery.

- Betty  beimel

I feel more empowered because I have a guide to follow and as long as I follow it I can eventually make anything I want.

— Leah p.

The Pine and Poplar Promise

Satisfaction Guarantee

We know you'll love our products. They are oozing with value and designed to be as helpful as possible. But we know it can be hard to ignore that nagging voice in the back of your head that says "what if this stinks..."

That's why we offer a 14-day happiness guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, for any reason, let us know and we’ll work with you to make it right, even if that means a full refund.

We're here to help.


Anyone can learn to DIY.
It's time to build


 the home of your

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