Pattern routing makes quick and easy work of these urn-shaped sides.
By Megan Fitzpatrick
From the December 2010 issue # 187
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While vacuuming a few weeks back, I was thinking about what to build for this issue’s “I Can Do That” project when it hit me … actually, when I hit it with my vacuum. I’ve had a small Victorian table/bookshelf in my guest room for years, tucked away in a corner where I rarely see it. It’s suffered from a broken foot for as long as I’ve had it. I decided the time had come to fix the problem so that I could put the table where it belongs – next to my favorite reading chair.
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Our “I Can Do That” project for the November issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine is this set of Contemporary Shelves. The material for this project, like all of our I Can Do That projects came from the local home center. For this project, I bypassed the pricey project wood at the front of the store … Read more
When I first got a look at Chuck Bender’s William & Mary bookstand in the November 2010 issue (#186), it was clear that the piece would grace the pages of the Popular Woodworking Magazine. The fact that a book stand from this period was around and in a collection was amazing – you should check … Read more
Curly Maple Shaker Hanging Shelves Project
Find a piece with great design, such as this Stickley No. 79 bookcase, then make adjustments to the construction to better match your skill set. Read more
This wall hung magazine rack is easy to make with a few simple tools and readily available material. Read more
The inspiration for this “I Can Do That” storage bench was simple – I wanted it. Ever since I picked up a king-size bed at a liquidation sale, I wanted a matching bench to hold my shoes at the foot of the bed. After seeing many designs that were running anywhere from $250 to $400, I thought to myself “I can do that” – and with a sheet of plywood and some pocket screws, you can too.