The handsome and simple projects of I Can Do That! are the perfect introduction to woodworking and they’re nice, quick builds for the experienced woodworker, too! In this collection, you’ll learn step-by-step how to build solid, well-designed items using inexpensive materials and tools from the home center. Using basic hand tools and portable power tools, you can convert dimensional lumber into great looking furniture for your home. Don’t miss out on these 36 episodes and the latest ICDT book!
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I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects, 3rd Edition eBook
Working with only some basic measuring tools, jigsaw, miter saw, drill, sander, biscuit joiner, pocket hole jig, some clamps, a hammer and a screwdriver, the absolute beginner (or the woodworker in a hurry) will be able to quickly create 48 quality furniture projects using only wood and hardware found at their local home center. By replacing much of the complicated joinery common in woodworking with mechanical fasteners (biscuits and pocket screws) the learning curve is greatly reduced, but the appearance of the project remains intact.
I Can Do That! with Chad Stanton, Episodes 1-6 Video Download
Episode 1: Limbert Chair – This great-looking chair with Arts & Crafts styling works for either indoor or outdoor use and is much easier to build than you might think!
Episode 2: Tool Rack – Useful in the shop to hold a variety of woodworking tools, this pine rack can also be used in the kitchen to hold spices and cooking tools.
Episodes 3: Tool Chest – Only glue and nails are required to assemble this classic pine chest. Simple hardware makes it functional and portable.
Episodes 4: Lap Desk – This portable lap desk will put your computer at the proper angle, and allow ventilation to keep things cool!
Episode 5: Country Shelf – Perfect for knickknacks, in the lavatory, kitchen or nearly anywhere, this shelf is simple to build using strong dado joints made with a router.
Episode 6: Egg-crate Shelves – This clever set of wall-hung shelves are joined by what is known as an egg-crate joint. The concept is simple and you can size the shelf to suit your needs.
I Can Do That! with Chad Stanton: Season 2, Episodes 1-6 Video Download
Episode 1: Pagoda End Table – Chad kicks off Season Two with a cool end table that’s perfect for many spaces in your home. Learn how to use simple dowels as a design element and mixed wood species for a dramatic look!
Episode 2: Kitchen Helpers – Whether for your own home or as gifts for friends, this knife block and small wine rack are definitely conversation pieces!
Episodes 3 & 4: Modern Chest on Stand – In part one of this two-part project, Chad walks you through all the steps to build the stand, then in part two you’ll learn about making simple panel doors, how to hang them and how to drill for shelving.
Episode 5: Shop-made Tools – Instead of making great furniture with minimal tools, this time Chad’s showing you how to make three shop tools that will see use every day: a wooden mallet with wrapped handle; a marking gauge; and a square that can be checked and adjusted for accuracy.
Episode 6: Dragon Hammock Stand – Bring dragons into your backyard and gain some quality (napping) time in the great outdoors! Customize your own Dragon Hammock Stand with a slick paint job!
I Can Do That! with Chad Stanton: Episodes 7-12 Video Download
Episodes 7 & 8: Potting Bench This simple-to-build potting bench includes plenty of storage for all your small garden tools and potting soil. And, with Chad’s step-by-step instruction over two episodes, you’ll have it built and ready to put to work in just one day.
Episodes 9 & 10: Hallway Bench Though this handsome piece with two easy-to-make drawers was designed as a hall bench, it would also make a nice coffee table or television stand. With this two-episode project, you’ll get an introduction to iron-on veneer and some must-know finishing tips.
Episode 11: Oak Book Stand This classic and practical book stand can be used in the kitchen for cookbooks, or in the shop for your favorite project books or tool manuals. You’ll need only a few tools to build it as you learn how to make pegged mortise-and-tenon joints.
Episode 12: Curve-legged Coffee Table Learn how to work with plywood, including how to add veneer tape to hide the unsightly edges. This great looking coffee table includes an easy-to-build drawer-perfect for stashing the remote.
I Can Do That! with Chad Stanton: Episodes 13-18 Video Download
Episode 13: Tool Tote – This catch-all tool tote can also be used as a step-stool and an on-the-job miter box. It’s handy all around the house or even in your garden! Watch a preview now.
Episodes 14 & 15: Pine Bench – Build this great pine bench for your entryway, hall or porch. It’s comfortable, has room for two and has storage under the hinged seat for gloves, hats or games. Built from 1x pine it’s a great learning project using simple tools and techniques. Learn a bit about pattern routing to smooth an edge, and a little math for laying out spaces between slats. Watch a preview now.
Episode 16: Wall Box – This is a classic woodworking project that hangs well in the entryway, kitchen or even the shop. Watch a preview now.
Episode 17: Arts & Crafts Bookcase – Everybody has room (and need) for another bookcase and this pine version in the Arts & Crafts style can fit in almost any room. Watch a preview now.
Episode 18: Console Table – With lots of curve and style, this table has attitude and will work in a number of locations in your house. Lay out curves and make half-lap cuts with both a jigsaw and handsaws. Watch a preview now.
I Can Do That! with Chad Stanton: Episodes 19-24 Video Download
Episode 19: Table for Two Follow the steps to make this clever, folding table and chair set for your garden, patio or car trunk so you’ll be ready to travel at a moment’s notice.
Episode 20: Workbench (Pt.1) Chad builds the upper and lower sections to his portable workbench, creating both a reasonable height workbench that also doubles as two sturdy saw horses.
Episode 21: Workbench (Pt.2) Part two adds both a front and tail vise (using pipe clamps!), a storage drawer and a small parts till that doubles as a work surface extension.
Episode 22: Oak Hall Mirror This beautiful mirror is the perfect addition to any entryway with drawers for storage and hooks for hats, scarves, and backpacks.
Episode 23: Talking Finishing Don’t shortchange this important step in your project. Learn about brushes, rags, sealers, dyes, stains and a variety of top coats.
Episode 24: Occasional Table Built from six pieces of wood, this beautiful table is easy! The poplar is ebonized with a standard oil stain to give it a dramatic look.
I Can Do That! with Chad Stanton: Season 3, Episodes 1-6 Video Download
Episode 1: Benchtop Router Table Chad builds a benchtop router table that he’ll use to make other projects throughout this season. The router table includes an adjustable fence, dust collection and even a clever T-square guide for supporting small pieces. Designed for smaller trim routers, it’s an affordable and valuable addition to any shop.
Episode 2: W Drawer Joinery Chad takes the opportunity to trick out his new router table by adding a set of drawers, and uses the process to teach two practical drawer joints that can be used in a variety of woodworking projects.
Episode 3 & 4: Rocking Chair Chairs aren’t the easiest of projects – and rocking chairs can be very tricky – but Chad puts the I Can Do That magic to work in this two-part project and makes this great rocker easy, fun and comfortable!
Episode 5: Fireplace Bookcase Chad has come up with a great-looking bookcase in the shape of a fireplace surround, complete with mantel! Great for dressing up a room while adding valuable storage.
Episode 6: Puzzle-Leg Coffee Table Chad takes a wooden puzzle and expands it up to table size. Built with 2x pine and plywood, this project adds puzzling fun with some simple construction to make a great conversation piece.
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