I Can Do That

New Step by Step Plans for I Can Do That!

The I Can Do That! series has always been aimed at the beginning woodworker. The episodes are long, compared to the rest of the YouTube world,  we explain everything in real time and even provide the necessary SketchUp files for free. Starting today, we’re offering a premium version of those plans....

The I Can Do That Workbench – Part 1

We’ve made it three seasons without building a workbench for I Can Do That. It’s been requested and we’ve wanted to make one for a while but we just hadn’t gotten to it. But now it’s here. It features torsion boxes, unique joinery and home center materials – a perfect recipe...

I Can Do That: Routers Beyond Roundovers

Episode 3 of I Can Do That – Season 4 features one of my favorite tools in the shop – the router. While routers are great for adding round-overs and decorative edges to pieces of wood, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It took me a couple years of woodworking...

Martial Arts Candle Holder

File this simple project under quick things to do with a couple of offcuts. A martial artist friend of mine asked for a candle holder for the sword class she teaches at Cincinnati Taekwondo Center. Students are challenged to put out the candle flames with their sword without striking the candles....

Tips on Working with Construction Lumber

In my last article, I discussed big box store construction lumber (SYP – Southern yellow pine) and its use in furniture. I’ve found that it’s cheap, high in moisture and needs consideration in selection and prep. Working with construction lumber is a unique experience and a great learning material. Southern yellow...

Video: I Can Do That’s Chad Stanton – The Outtakes

“Insightful … erudite … polished … scholarly”, just a few of the words that we’d like to use when talking about the host of I Can Do That!, Chad Stanton. But seriously the words that are used are more impressive, “love your work”, “simple and thorough”, “exactly what I needed”, “all...

#WhyIMake | Chad Stanton

I’ve gotten to know Chad Stanton over the past few years while filming almost three seasons of I Can Do That. In that time, I’ve seen Chad build an abundance of appealing projects, and learned woodworking techniques that have helped me in my own builds. It has never occurred to me...

Contemporary Sofa Table

This slender table maximizes minimal space. by Rodney Wilson My family recently left our sprawling farmhouse for a compact ranch. We left our farmhouse-sized stuff too, and now we need new furniture. This little console table, under 4′ wide and just more than 1′ deep, fits nicely below a wall-mounted TV...