Article Index I Can Do That

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I Can Do That: Tool Rack

Swiped from a French engraving, this rack works in your shop or even in your kitchen. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 26-27 From the April 2011 issue #189 Buy this issue now It’s good to keep your tools protected (think: tool chest). But it’s also good to keep them handy (think: at arm’s reach). My...

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I Can Do That: Whale Tail Shelves

Pocket holes make a seemingly complicated project simple. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 40-41 From the December 2006 issue #159 Buy this issue now These classic shelves are easy to build thanks to the pocket-hole joints that attach the shelves to the sides. While pocket holes aren’t a traditional joint, they allow you to build...

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I Can Do That: Magazine Rack

Two bits of wood and a jigsaw are what you need to make this magazine rack that converts to a bookstand. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 38-39 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now Because you’re holding this magazine, chances are you could use a magazine rack by your favorite chair to...

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I Can Do That: Dimensional Lumber Bench

By the door or at the foot of the bed, this simple bench is just right for a small space. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 32-33 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need a lot of tools and machinery to get started in...

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I Can Do That: Egg Crate Shelves

An easy interlocking joint begets great strength and style. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 30-31 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now The premise for our new “I Can Do That” column is that you don’t need a lot of tools or experience to make a good-looking, functional project. For these...

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I Can Do That: Minas Tirith Shutters

No joints. Just jigsaw and go. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 26-27 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now After Hobbit Frodo Baggins destroys the One Ring in Peter Jackson’s epic film “The Return of the King,” there’s an emotional reunion scene when Frodo wakes up in the city of Minas Tirith...

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I Can Do That: Simple Side Chair

A woven seat adds a punch of color to this surprisingly easy project. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 28-31 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now After years of building furniture, mostly case pieces, I’ve come to understand that chair building is different. Where most casework involves working with panels and...

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I Can Do That: Shaker-inspired Step Stool

Pocket screws serve as clamps for panel glue-up. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 36-37 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now Inspired by a typical Shaker step stool, this version employs pocket screws to join both the side panels and the supports. To cut down on the number of rip cuts, I...

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I Can Do That: Canted Wall Box

Adapted from a 19th-century example, this wall-hung shelf is perfect for displaying your treasures. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 30-31 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now? Adapted from an 1840s piece, this canted wall box is scaled up from the one you’ll find in John A. & Joyce C. Nelson’s “The...