Season 0, Episode 15

Building Off The Grid: Alaska Range

Ana and Jacob White, leading furniture DIY-ers with thousands of social media followers, build their dream cabin in the remote Alaskan interior on Paxson Lake. With their baby son and 8-year-old daughter in tow, it's a family affair as they fight the extreme elements of Alaska and put their carpentry skills to the ultimate test.
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Smart Storage

Industrial, wire baskets with canvas liners help keep spices and herbs within reach while out of sight.

Photo By: Ana White

Colorful Kids' Loft

Ana made art cutouts to brighten the children's loft with plywood scraps leftover from the cabin exterior. The stools are made of 2x2 firewood.

Photo By: Ana White

Space-Saving Table

This high top table saves space in the cabin kitchen plus doubles as extra counter and prep space.

Photo By: Ana White

100% DIY

Everything about the White's cabin is DIY, from the design to the hand cut timberframe to the furniture inside.

Photo By: Ana White

Upcycled Stairs

The Whites built the stairs out of 2x10 boards leftover from bracing the foundation. "The treads are cut out to allow for the baby to be easily carried up and down the stairs," says Ana.

Photo By: Ana White

Light Living Room

"The light floors keep the cabin bright and light," says Ana. "Especially on long, dark winter nights."

Photo By: Ana White

Easy Apothecary Style

You don't need an antique cabinet to get the rustic, industrial look. Ana built doors for the kitchen cabinets using leftover wood from the cabin then screwed cleats to the back to look like apothecary doors. 

Photo By: Ana White

Rustic Kitchen Palette

The soft, blue-gray color in Ana's kitchen pairs well with the light Alaska Spruce wood floor.

Photo By: Ana White

The Whites Go Off the Grid

DIY blogger Ana White and her family are building a cabin on Paxson Lake in Interior Alaska. The cabin is not road accessible and all materials were hauled in by snow machine, boat or ATV. 

Photo By: Ana White

Custom Plate Rack

"A great way to save space and keep dinnerware within easy reach is a plate rack," says Ana. "Guests can easily grab a plate without having to interfere with the kitchen. The plate rack adds a beautiful design element to the cabin as well."

Photo By: Ana White

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