Jennifer Largesse

Jennifer Largesse
As the daughter of a Michigan carpenter and an English teacher, Jenn has been honing her passion for instructional woodworking all her life. Her years as a magazine editor and video producer in New York City led to the launch of her blog, Build Basic. Through step-by-step instruction in her weekly carpentry projects, Jenn aims to prove you don't need fancy tools and advanced training to create high-quality furniture and décor—you just have to know the basics! Jenn is an instructional writer, builder, project designer, web series producer and host who has worked for industry leaders like This Old House, Fine Homebuilding and About.com. Her work has also been featured on sites such as The Huffington Post, CNN Money, AOL Real Estate, Yahoo Real Estate, Fox News Online Magazine, MSN, and others.

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Learn How to Build this DIY Bed Frame

There appears to be nothing Jenn Largesse can’t make. She’s the author of the excellent DIY blog Build Basic, and this DIY bed frame project is typical of her excellent work. It’s attractive and well designed, using tongue and groove planks for a charming beadboard look. This DIY bed frame is a fun project, too. Just […]
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DIY Backyard Game: Four-in-a-Row

Jennifer Largesse is known for sharing excellent DIY tutorials for furniture and home accessories on her blog Build Basic. Here, though, she has a DIY backyard game that’s fun to play and fun to build. It’s an oversized, outdoor version of Four-in-a-Row. This backyard game is sure to be a hit with the family and a […]
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