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: 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! 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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