I Can Do That

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EPISODE 6

This clever set of wall-hung shelves are joined by what is known as an egg-crate joint. Easy to learn and almost invisible when complete, this joint will not only let you build this set of shelves, but you can use it to build any variation on the shelves. Build them to suit your needs. In this episode Chad will show you how to create the joint and also how to do some simple template routing. You’ll gain woodworking knowledge and a cool wall shelf. Click here to download Episode 6’s extra materials.

Watch the previous episode, Country Shelf, here at Popular Woodworking‘s YouTube page.

ChadI Can Do That host Chad Stanton is a custom furniture maker with almost two decades of experience in building and teaching. He has written for a number of woodworking magazines and continues to operate his custom furniture business in Toledo, Ohio, and his work can be seen at stantonfinefurniture.com.

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Our free I Can Do That! online manual (in PDF format) explains all the tools and shows you how to perform the basic operations in a step-by-step format. You’ll learn to rip with a jigsaw, cross cut with a miter saw and drill straight with the help of our manual.

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