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We’ve rethought this classic with techniques so simple even a beginner can do it! Read more
When it comes to slouchy comfort, there are few chairs that answer that call better than the Morris chair. But when it’s 70 degrees, the sun is shining and you just want to get out of the house, you need a special Morris chair. An all-weather Morris chair. Say no more! This is the newly-updated … Read more
This is a model of a set of stacking bookcases featured as the “I Can Do That” project in the June 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Project design, construction and SketchUp model by executive editor Robert W. Lang.
Make Boxes to fit your books – and your space
By Robert W. Lang
From the June 2011 issue #190
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The typical bookcase is a good example of poor design. We make them that way because that’s the way we’ve always made them; almost every plan you see is 12″ deep, yet few books require that much space. Most bookcases are heavy and a pain to move. These stacking bookcases solve those problems, and won’t take long to build.
Plan: Download the free SketchUp plan for the stacking bookcases.
Articles: All the “I Can Do That” articles are free online.
If you follow my woodworking habits, you are well aware that I enjoy using my routers with pattern bits chucked in the collet. The piece I’m working on for the August issue requires repetitive stop cuts that are a 1/4″ wide. As far as I know, pattern bits with a 1/4″ or 1/2″ shank in … Read more
Jim Tolpin’s newest book, “The New Traditional Woodworker” teaches the reader how to work with hand tools by using them to build useful bench and shop tools. Each project builds on the skill learned in the preceding chapter. This process makes for an easy and fun learning curve. One of the more attractive project tools … Read more