I Can Do That


An (Inadvertent) Breaking of the ‘Rules’

The first tenet of “I Can Do That” is that all projects we build for it must be doable with the modest (but decent) set of beginner tools we’ve identified, and for which we’ve provided instruction in the free “manual” (that can be dowloaded for free on the “I Can Do That” page). Sure,...


I Can Do That Hanging Shelves SketchUp Model

This is a small hanging shelf SketchUp model of the I Can Do That project from the April 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. View the SketchUp model View All SketchUp Models Buy the April 2012 Issue Purchase SketchUp Learning Products from Shopwoodworking.com


Message Center I Can Do That SketchUp Model from February 2012

This is a model of a message center featured as the “I Can Do That Project” in the February 2012 Issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Project design and construction by senior editor Steve Shanesy, SketchUp model by executive editor Robert W. Lang. More information and back issues available from the magazine website. View the...


I Can Do That: Message Center

A low-tech solution for a family on the go.By Steve Shanesy Pages: 26-27 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 has helped to keep my family organized for 30 years. Three decades ago,...


I Can Do That: Gent’s Chest

A simple box for basic household tools.By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 58-59From the December 2011 issue #194 Buy this issue nowCommon in the 19th-century, a “Gentleman’s Tool Chest” typically contained a set of fancy household tools including the first “multi-tools” – a handsome handle into which a variety of tools including gimlets, drivers, chisels and the...


There’s No Shame in Nails

Adam Cherubini, our Arts & Mysteries columnist and blogger, and a contributing editor to the magazine, generated quite a buzz at the Woodworking in America conference with his talk on nailed furniture. I’m sad to say that I wasn’t able to make Adam’s talk (maybe I was ranting about the nefarious Cult of the...