"HomeMade Modern will walk you step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge!) to how to make the most of the tools you own. All you need is a sense of adventure to make furniture that looks amazing and that you can actually afford. As much fun to browse through as it is 'user friendly' to apply, HomeMade Modern is very highly recommended."
"[Uyeda] fervently believes in the reuse, recycle, or do-without doctrine, and his 30 designs for every room in the house (and outside as well) prove it... The instructions are detailed and illustrated, complete with tool icons for each step and answers to such questions as: What can go wrong? Are there alternatives? What if you don't want it anymore? Smart and practical DIY household ideas from an entrepreneur who started with a how-to YouTube video."
Ben Uyeda is a designer, lecturer, and co-founder of HomeMade-Modern.com, FreeGreen.com, and ZeroEnergy Design. In 2010, he won the U.S. Green Building Council's Natural Talent Design Competition by creating affordable green home designs for the New Orleans' Broadmoor neighborhood as part of the rebuilding effort following Hurricane Katrina. He lives in Boston.