This is about to get embarrassing. So, remember when you were a teenager and you had a crazy fan crush? For me, it was Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet. While most of my friends were drooling over the middle brother from Hanson, I was the weird kid that watched R+J on VHS almost every single day. (For those of you born after 1995, a VHS tape was a bulky contraption that had tape in it that would play your movie. You had to rewind it. We also had to blow on the cartridges of our video games to get the dust out so we could play them. Ah, the early 90s.) Anyway, there is a reason why I'm mentioning my years of braces and pom poms. Even though I'm all grown up, I still have a fan crush. But now it's on Ana White. And everyone who knows me knows about it. The conversation usually starts with me talking to anyone who will listen about whatever she's posted that day, and then they say: "Who is Ana White?" and I go, "Only the BIGGEST building blogger EVER! She's amazing. She's building a duplex in Alaska right now. Like, with her own hands. Building it." and then I get a "Woa, that's crazy." to which I say: "No, that's AWESOME." You guys understand. So, when Ana contacted me about possibly collaborating on a few things, I was elated. Here was the lady who taught me how to build, now asking me if I maybe wanted to build with her. (Heck yes!) I had promised my mom that I would build her some outdoor chairs for her birthday... which was last June... oops. I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to make good on my promise and finally build them for her. The design is based on Restoration Hardware's Belvedere Lounge Chair. I got the cushions on final sale from Restoration ($100 off per cushion + free shipping) and the wood is cedar. In order to save some money, I purchased rough cedar from my local lumber yard and ran it through my planer at home. I've found that if you buy rough, it is half the price of milled cedar or redwood. Here's a quick look at the back to get the full view: Head on over to Ana White for the full project plans!