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
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Get a period look with big box materials.
by Megan Fitzpatrick
The inspiration for this small hanging set of shelves is a late 18th- to early 19th-century (circa 1775-1825) English dovetailed version in oak with a dark finish. I wanted to replicate the look as much as possible using the I Can Do That tool set and big-box stock, so I adjusted the dimensions to fit dimensional lumber, and, after the construction was done, sanded the edges heavily to impart a well-worn look. I then applied a somewhat distressed finish (more on that later).
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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 Google … Read more
A low-tech solution for a family on the go.
By Steve Shanesy
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 made several message centers as gifts and can report that some are still in use – a testament to their utility.
I Can Do That “Message Center” PDF
A simple box for basic household tools.
By Megan Fitzpatrick
From the December 2011 issue #194
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Common 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 like could be fitted. The chest might also include a small brass-backed saw, a filigreed square, dividers, a brass hammer and more – “showcase tools” for the squire who simply liked to putter around the house.
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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 Perfect … Read more
For the last couple weeks, we were scrambling to get ready for Woodworking in America. Now, we’re scrambling to get all the in-house stories written, and the freelance stories in, edited and designed for the December issue, for which the binder read-through is this Thursday. And I had to scramble to get the I Can … Read more