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Contemporary Console Table

This slender table maximizes minimal space. by Rodney Wilson pgs. 58-59 My family recently left our sprawling farmhouse for a compact ranch. We left our farmhouse-sized stuff too, and now we need new furniture. This little console table, under 4′ wide and just more than 1′ deep, fits nicely below a wall-mounted TV to...

Perfect picnic. A folding stool or two is perfect for a picnic in the park – or your backyard. To make a matching table, just upsize the stool components.

Folding Stool

With two pieces of pine and simple tools, make this easy-to-store seat. by Chad Stanton This simple project made from two pieces of dimensional pine can help solve seating shortages at your next gathering – and it folds neatly away for the next get-together. All you need is a 4′ 1×8, an 8′ 1×4,...

Perfect picnic. A folding stool or two is perfect for a picnic in the park – or your backyard. To make a matching table, just upsize the stool components.

I Can Do That: Folding Stool

With two pieces of pine and simple tools, make this easy-to-store seat. by Chad Stanton page 50 This simple project made from two pieces of dimensional pine can help solve seating shortages at your next gathering – and it folds neatly away for the next get-together. All you need is a 4′ 1×8, an...

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I Can Do That: Contemporary Side Table

Simply change the ‘drawer’ and finish to change the look of this easy piece. By Megan Fitzpatrick pages 60-63 The first step in building this contemporary side table is to go shopping for the basket that serves as a drawer – then adjust the plans as necessary to fit your choice. The one shown...

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Weekend Pot Rack

This simple piece keeps your favorite cooking implements close at hand.  by Megan Fitzpatrick page 58 I like having the pots, pans and cooking utensils I use most often within easy reach of my stove, and this simple pot rack fits the bill (with a shelf on top for lids or what have you). My...

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I Can Do That: Message Center

A low-tech solution for a family on the go. By Steve Shanesy Pages: 26-27 From the February 2012 issue #195 Buy the issue now. The kitchen is the crossroads for today’s busy family. And while we have high-tech gadgets to text messages, take notes and keep a calendar, I’ve found a kitchen message board...

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I Can Do That: Bookshelf & Wine Rack

This simple modular shelf offers plenty of options for reconfiguration. By Tom Nunlist Pages 58-59 One symptom of my pervasive early 20s restlessness is that I regularly overhaul my apartment, completely rearranging the furniture and décor once a month or so. It’s not so much that I can’t settle on a suitable arrangement, but...

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‘Shaker Carry Box’ SketchUp Model

This is a model of the I Can Do That “Shaker Carry Box” from the October 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. View the SketchUp Model for version one (above), and version two of this project. View all of the Woodworking SketchUp Models. Purchase Sketchup products from Shop Woodworking.

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I Can Do That: Shaker Carry Box

Notched and nailed joints add visual interest to this simple project. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages 50-52 This form is typically called a Shaker silverware tray – but it comes in handy for ferrying all sorts of things hither and yon. I got lucky at the big box store in finding some perfectly straight, flat...