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 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.
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 magazine, 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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