I Can Do That

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EPISODE 17: Pine Bookcase

Everybody has room (and need) for another bookcase and this pine bookcase in the Arts & Crafts style can fit in almost any room. One of the simplest builds in the I Can Do That series, this project definitely gives you value for the effort, while teaching some very useful skills.
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Episode 16 I Can Do That: Shaker Wall Box

Episode 15 I Can Do That: Pine Bench, Part 2

Episode 14 I Can Do That: Pine Bench, Part I

Episode 13 I Can Do That: Tool Tote

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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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I Can Do That: Trompe L’oeil Table

The tabletop on our for the I Can Do That project in our February 2010 issue, appeared a bit blasÃ?©. So to pep up the look, I thought inlay. Knowing I didn’t have the time to create, or the desire to purchase wood inlay, I turned to trompe l’oeil. Trompe l’oeil is French for...


I Can Do That: Storage Bench

The inspiration for this “I Can Do That” storage bench was simple – I wanted it. Ever since I picked up a king-size bed at a liquidation sale, I wanted a matching bench to hold my shoes at the foot of the bed. After seeing many designs that were running anywhere from $250 to...