Article Index I Can Do That

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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...

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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...