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 of six videos from ICDT host Chad Stanton, 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.
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: 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.
Episodes 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.
About the Host: Chad Stanton has been a full-time licensed contractor and professional furniture maker for 20 years. He has written articles for Popular Woodworking Magazine and American Woodworker and teaches woodworking classes at Woodcraft stores. He also does demonstrations on hand-tool woodworking and home renovation at various shows. He lives and works in Toledo, Ohio.
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