What's happening now at Because We Can

New HelloLucky crafty weddings book

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Our friends over at Hello!Lucky just released their new book : Handmade Weddings filled with fun crafting projects for weddings and parties. These guys are always filled with great ideas for decorating, and they have such a wonderful unique style!

The video below was made to promote the book, and our own Jillian is in the short film! (spot her in the pink dress!)

The travel-size Wikipedia globes we had 3D printed are up on the Wikipedia thank you page!

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So you may remember the wall-hung 3D Wikipedia logo we made a while ago when we were helping them out with redoing their offices.

Well, we took that same 3D model (done in Blender!) and we 3D printed small, round versions as well. They came out great!

Wikipedia has a picture of one up on their thank you page right now. Check it out!

We were really happy how they came out. Thanks to Ideate for the local printing services.

New year, new website, new company!

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Happy new year everyone! I'd like to take a moment to let you know about two big changes.

First, a new website (theme) for the new year. Great to finally launch this, we've certainly been working on it long enough. Take a poke around and let us know what you think!

Secondly, a new (to us) company. Because We Can, LLC is no more, now it's just Because We Can. We've incorporated! This is so that we can expand our services into the bold world of Architecture and better take care of our client's needs.

Very excited for 2011, and looking forward to working together to make it the best year yet!

Christmas Trees of Because We Can

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One last splash before the New Year, a collection of photos of BWC trees in action!

BWC xmas party 2009, get your picture with the tree! Hi Dennis!

How to decorate your little tree, with all the decorations from your big tree!

It's the very first one! from 2006!

Little green trees!

Trees in a fancy hotel.

Fancy photo shoot trees!

Food drive tree in Ghirardelli Square, SF

Prototype tree design.

Jillian & Jeffrey's personal house tree.

The BWC office tree, 2010!

Fancy flower tree, in christmas style.

And finally, little christmas tree, little christmas balls.
Happy New Year everyone! Let's make it a great one!

December 2010 EatFoodTalkShop Holiday Party

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We love the holidays! Well... mostly because of all the parties.

So let's party!

We will be serving up hot cider, tasty pie, and showing off our holiday spirit by giving out a special gift to anyone who stops by!

We've decorated for the season, we have our tree up, and Frank is in a giving mood. He's a little big to be considered an elf, but he's working hard for the holidays anyways and will have little presents for all. So swing by and say hello. We'd love to see you!

Kids welcome, but it is a shop and a party. Lots of sharp corners. And they might learn some interesting new words. You have been warned!

Thursday, December 9th 2010

6:30PM - 9:30PM

2500 Kirkham St

Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 922-8846

Click here for the Google Map.

Hope to see you here!

Lost? Lonely? Need a killer gift idea? BWC help line: 510-922-8846

Prototype Sale!

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It's that time again.... time to get rid of these prototypes taking up space in our shop!!

First off... the 1/2 scale rolling kiosk!
It's a club house? It's a lemonade stand? It's your next tiny project!
It stands about 5ft tall. $50

And it even folds up for safe keeping!

Next, a small sized table. Perfect for those small sized occasions...
About 2ft tall - $20


Finally, a tiny table, with flip up sides!
About 14" tall - $15

How very interesting... they flip up!

Local sales only, must pick up from our shop location.
Because We Can
2500 Kirkham St
Oakland, CA 94607
Email us for pick up times

November 11 2010 EatFoodTalkShop - Fall (is) Back!

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Please join us for a happy fall evening

It's time for our regular 2nd-Thursday-of-the-month open house / project salon / OMGBBQWTF called EatFoodTalkShop! This time we're just grateful to be happy, healthy, and with plenty to do!

Please come! We'd love to see you.

Please drop by and help us eat food, drink libations, and share project stories. We'll be showing off some big new exciting projects we're up to. Frank will strut his stuff as well with a few demos.

Kids welcome, but it is a shop and a party. Lots of sharp corners. And they might learn some interesting new words.

Thursday, November 11th 2010

6:30PM - 9:30PM

Please note that we've moved!

2500 Kirkham St

Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 922-8846

Click here for the Google Map.

Hope to see you there!

Lost? Lonely? BWC help line: 510-922-8846

Flip Top Standing Whiteboard Table

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Is teh cool!

We just finished making and delivered this victorian - inspired table made of hardwood with an aluminum core to a downtown San Francisco client. We purchased the chairs to go with it.

The top surface is a white board laminate...

The top flips up on hydraulic lifts that keep it in place in the down and up positions.

It's a standing white board, and a white board table!
With storage for pens and erasers on the inside.

The hardwood with an aluminum core is a striking look, and makes it super sturdy!

BWC paid internships - now open!

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It's always a good time for a fun internship!

Because We Can has two internship positions open.
Both are paid internships for 4 month periods. The time frame is negotiable.

Internship 1:
For Architectural students who are currently working with Revit, have an interest in Interior design, Green Building design, and CNC fabrication. Must have Revit experience and be willing to occasionally work in a wood-shop setting. Attention to detail and a design sense is mandatory.

Internship 2:
This position is for someone interested in CNC fabrication and working in a wood-shop with automated tools. This is an industrial setting where you will learn how to use all the tools in the shop, both automated and hand tools. Must have previous fabrication experience, either in school or professionally. Attention to detail and a design sense is mandatory.


Email us!

Frank is Five

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Although we really did not start doing professional work full swing with Because We Can until 2007, we technically have had Frank, our CNC machine, for 5 years this October. It has been 5 years since he was assembled!

So we celebrated his 5th Birthday at our open house last Thursday.
He blew out his own candles!


And did the honor of cutting the cake into perfect squares!


Happy Birthday Frank! And many more!