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I Can Do That: A Shapely Shaker Shelf

The mouldings dress up the shelf while building the drawer increases your skills. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 32-33 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now In the 1989 edition of the Willis Henry Shaker auction of ephemera, woodenware and furniture, this Canterbury, N.H., shelf  immediately caught my eye. I’ve incorporated...

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I Can Do That: Shaker Shelves

Clear finish updates the look of this classic design. By Megan Fitzpatrick & Glen D. Huey Pages: 36-37 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Skills you’ve honed in previous “I Can Do That” projects are all it takes to create this graceful set of shelves, so with this project we’ll...

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I Can Do That: Country Tool & Toy Chest

Nails, glue and a nice long day in the shop are all it takes. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 34-35 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now This rustic hinged-lid box is a design traditionally used as a basic tool chest, but I thought a scaled-down version would make a great chest...

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I Can Do That: Coffee Table

Uncomplicated construction and an easy, attractive finish make this table tops. by Glen D. Huey Pages 30-31 From the December 2008 Issue #173 Buy this issue now The construction of this handsome red oak coffee table is uncomplicated. The top and shelf units are made of four individual pieces of lumber. Each leg is...

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I Can Do That: Corner Shelf

This handsome hanging storage unit is a snap to build with screwed butt joints. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 84-85 From the November 2008 issue #172 Buy this issue now This simple and casual storage unit offers a choice when it comes to stock selection. In the November 2007 “I Can Do That” column, we...

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I Can Do That: Contemporary Bookshelves

Two tones of color and sharp, square edges give this piece modern flair. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 28-29 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now Inspired by a design in the February 2008 issue of the German magazine Selbst, this “I Can Do That” project commenced (as always) with a pilgrimage...

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I Can Do That: Mitered CD/DVD Rack

Two tricks for taming miter joints. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 28-29 From the June 2008 issue #169 Buy this issue now Learning a new skill is often a matter of getting past the scary part. If you can reduce the number of things that can go wrong, you become comfortable enough to push...

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I Can Do That: Pleasant Hill Firewood Box

A classic Shaker design with enough curves to make it interesting. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 30-31 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now The buildings at the Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Ky., are filled with handy firewood boxes. After a few visits to the colony, I concluded that this example...

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I Can Do That: Recycling Station

Handy and handsome, this piece helps you keep refuse neatly separated. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 24-25 From the December 2009 issue #180 Buy this issue now In some locations these days, recycling is mandatory; fines can result if recyclable materials are thrown out with your garbage. But at my local home center, there are...