Article Index I Can Do That

I Can Do That: Magazine Rack

Two bits of wood and a jigsaw are what you need to make this magazine rack that converts to a bookstand. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 38-39 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now Because you’re holding this magazine, chances are you could use a magazine rack by your...

I Can Do That: Dimensional Lumber Bench

By the door or at the foot of the bed, this simple bench is just right for a small space. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 32-33 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need a lot of tools and machinery to...

I Can Do That: Egg Crate Shelves

An easy interlocking joint begets great strength and style. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 30-31 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now The premise for our new “I Can Do That” column is that you don’t need a lot of tools or experience to make a good-looking, functional...

I Can Do That: Minas Tirith Shutters

No joints. Just jigsaw and go. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 26-27 From the June 2006 issue #155 Buy this issue now After Hobbit Frodo Baggins destroys the One Ring in Peter Jackson’s epic film “The Return of the King,” there’s an emotional reunion scene when Frodo wakes up in the city...

I Can Do That: Simple Side Chair

A woven seat adds a punch of color to this surprisingly easy project. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 28-31 From the December 2007 issue #166 Buy this issue now After years of building furniture, mostly case pieces, I’ve come to understand that chair building is different. Where most casework involves working...

I Can Do That: Shaker-inspired Step Stool

Pocket screws serve as clamps for panel glue-up. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 36-37 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now Inspired by a typical Shaker step stool, this version employs pocket screws to join both the side panels and the supports. To cut down on the number of...

I Can Do That: Canted Wall Box

Adapted from a 19th-century example, this wall-hung shelf is perfect for displaying your treasures. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 30-31 From the August 2007 issue #163 Buy this issue now? Adapted from an 1840s piece, this canted wall box is scaled up from the one you’ll find in John A. & Joyce...

I Can Do That: A Shapely Shaker Shelf

The mouldings dress up the shelf while building the drawer increases your skills. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 32-33 From the June 2007 issue #162 Buy this issue now In the 1989 edition of the Willis Henry Shaker auction of ephemera, woodenware and furniture, this Canterbury, N.H., shelf  immediately caught my...

I Can Do That: Shaker Shelves

Clear finish updates the look of this classic design. By Megan Fitzpatrick & Glen D. Huey Pages: 36-37 From the April 2007 issue #161 Buy this issue now Skills you’ve honed in previous “I Can Do That” projects are all it takes to create this graceful set of shelves, so with...