I Can Do That

I Can Do That: Shaker Carry Box

Notched and nailed joints add visual interest to this simple project. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages 50-52 This form is typically called a Shaker silverware tray – but it comes in handy for ferrying all sorts of things hither and yon. I got lucky at the big box store in finding some...

Find Center With a Combination Square

In this short video, executive editor Robert W. Lang demonstrates how to find the center of a board using a combination square, it’s easy, accurate and no numbers were harmed in the making of this video. – Robert Lang  
Contemporary Coffee Table

I Can Do That: Contemporary Coffee Table

Take the easy way out: Find sizes without measuring. By Robert Lang Pages 62-63 This small coffee table is a great introduction to building furniture. It doesn’t require much material and it’s an opportunity to develop your skills. This project is sturdy, attractive and easy to build. All of the parts come from standard...

An (Inadvertent) Breaking of the ‘Rules’

The first tenet of “I Can Do That” is that all projects we build for it must be doable with the modest (but decent) set of beginner tools we’ve identified, and for which we’ve provided instruction in the free “manual” (that can be dowloaded for free on the “I Can Do...

I Can Do That Hanging Shelves SketchUp Model

This is a small hanging shelf SketchUp model of the I Can Do That project from the April 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. View the SketchUp model Buy the April 2012 Issue Purchase SketchUp Learning Products from Shopwoodworking.com

Message Center I Can Do That SketchUp Model from February 2012

This is a model of a message center featured as the “I Can Do That Project” in the February 2012 Issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Project design and construction by senior editor Steve Shanesy, SketchUp model by executive editor Robert W. Lang. More information and back issues available from the magazine...

I Can Do That: Message Center

A low-tech solution for a family on the go. By Steve Shanesy Pages: 26-27 The kitchen is the crossroads for today’s busy family. And while we have high-tech gadgets to text messages, take notes and keep a calendar, I’ve found a kitchen message board has helped to keep my family organized for 30 years....