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I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects: 17 quality furniture projects that require minimal tools and experience (Popular Woodworking) Paperback – September 18, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Popular Woodworking
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books (September 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558708162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558708167
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #938,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ken Burton is the author of Cutting-Edge Table Saw Tips & Tricks, Cutting Edge Band Saw Tips & Tricks and the upcoming Cutting Edge Table Saw Projects, all from Popular Woodworking Books.
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Customer Reviews

I do not regret buying it.
Amazon Customer
The BOOK is well written and contains many wonderful project ideas, although watch for many areas that your own ideas will improve on.
John G. Griffiths
Finally, a large number of these project plans are available on Popular Woodworking magazine's website at no cost.
Bill

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Bill on April 9, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is designed to allow people with limited tools to create "real" projects from wood. All the projects assume the builder has a small set of tools that are described in the early sections of the book. In general, the authors focus on some hand tools and a few "smaller" power tools: drill, miter saw, and jigsaw. This tool section describes what the reader should look for when buying new tools and has a nice discussion on their use. Overall, this section is quite useful.

Projects are specifically designed with home-center materials in mind, focusing on oak, plywood, poplar, and dimensional lumber. They are, as you might expect with a limited toolset, relatively spartan designs. They do look nice, and seem to serve their intended function. Generally the build instructions are good and stick to the assumed toolset pretty well.

Unfortunately, there are also a few flaws. It doesn't take long to see the limitations of the chosen toolset and get awfully bored with the plans. Squarish designs are typical -- the cover projects are by far the most interesting, yet I could not see these occupying a place in my home. The two chair plans are particularly odd, and looking at them made me wonder if anyone had actually used them. I cannot see wanting to sit in either one.

Finally, a large number of these project plans are available on Popular Woodworking magazine's website at no cost. The early section describing the tools, which is probably the most valuable section of the book, is also available on their website.

Overall, I found this book to be disappointing, and my frustration reached new levels when I realized that much of its content can be downloaded free.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Roger Hockey on April 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
As a novice wood worker I have really enjoyed this book and can start on projects without buying thousands of dollars of tools. Great introduction on how to use the tools and easy to understand intructructions for the projects.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John G. Griffiths on February 20, 2011
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If you don't find yourself nodding when trying to watch the DVD, all power to you.
The content of the DVD is great, but the individual putting on the DVD is a sleeper.
We laughed many times and had to watch it to the end, just because of his lack of enthusiasm and stage personality.
The BOOK is well written and contains many wonderful project ideas, although watch for many areas that your own ideas will improve on.

John
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VickiO on February 12, 2011
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I gave this to my Dad for Christmas. He does woodworking as a hobby and gives away his projects to friends and donates many to the YMCA. He makes the parts of projects for the Y kids camp during the summer so they can complete and finish their own woodworking projects. He's always looking for new ideas so I thought this would help. He really likes the ideas and instructions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Rivera on November 17, 2012
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The book is geared towards the amateur and intermediate woodworker. Popular Woodworking produces a great number of woodworking books. Fully illustrated, it helps the reader in the creation of a few simple and some challenging projects. I bought this book along with Table Saw Projects with Ken Burton (Popular Woodworking) and Home Woodworking Projects: Beautiful & Functional Items for Every Room.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Stahl on January 13, 2009
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I bought this book for my husband for Christmas and he was very happy with it. It gave him many more ideas. Great purchase.
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