Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins: Build Custom Add-ons to Create a One-of-a-kind Home

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Today's homeowners seek the upscale, premium home styling offered by custom built-in shelving, storage units and cabinetry. Window seats, loft beds, library walls, pub bars and kitchen banquettes are just some of the features found in luxury homes.

And these luxury features are now possible for do-it-yourselfers, with the help of this innovative book. The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins shows ...

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Overview

Luxury Built In to Every Project

Today's homeowners seek the upscale, premium home styling offered by custom built-in shelving, storage units and cabinetry. Window seats, loft beds, library walls, pub bars and kitchen banquettes are just some of the features found in luxury homes.

And these luxury features are now possible for do-it-yourselfers, with the help of this innovative book. The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins shows readers how to achieve the finest built-ins by adapting stock cabinets and pre-made shelving to create amazing effects with only the most basic of carpentry skills. Other projects are based on traditional and classic cabinet-making methods.

With more than 30 ingenious step-by-step projects, this book will help any homeowners achieve custom built-ins that add function and style to any home décor.

  • Features easy-to-achieve built-ins made from stock cabinetryùno expert carpentry skills needed
  • Includes built-ins for every space in the home — from garage to formal living room
  • Includes a chapter on cabinet basics, including installation
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Cabinets, as Coleman (Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement) shows, are not just for kitchens. She begins with a beautiful portfolio of examples; lumber and material choices are followed by how to plan and lay out projects like traditional kitchen cabinetry as well as more unique and inspired projects, e.g., a window seat with built-in shelves and storage and a towel tower in the bath. The instructions are clear and comprehensive, and the projects are impressive. A fine choice for public libraries.


—Karen Ellis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589233034
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Series: Black & Decker Complete Guide Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.81 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Theresa Coleman has shared knowledge about the construction industry as a book author and editor, magazine editor, and through her work in architecture. Making home improvement fun is her top mission and to start kids on this path she created a kid's playing card game about home improvement for the National Association of Home Builders called Build It! She also is a co-author of DIY: Know-How with Show-How from DK Publishing. Theresa spends much of her free time designing and improving her 100-year-old home. Theresa has branded the design theme for her current house: Formal Farmhouse.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Portfolio of Built-In & Shelving Projects     7
Techniques & Design     18
Tools & Materials     20
Planning a Project     30
Jobsite Preparation     34
Project Safety     35
Cutting & Fitting Joints     36
Power Miter Saw Techniques     37
Establishing Level, Plumb & Square     44
Adding Doors     46
Basic Drawers     48
Preparing for the Finish     50
Installing cabinets     54
Creating a Kitchen Island     60
Making Countertops     62
Installing a Post-form Countertop     64
Building a Custom Laminate Countertop     66
Creating Wood Countertop Edges     74
Built-in Projects     78
Window Seat     80
Bed Surround     88
Loft Bed     94
Country Diner     102
Wall Niche     112
Room Divider     118
Laundry center     128
Towel Tower     136
Understairs Project     142
Hobby Center     150
Bath Cabinet     156
KneewallCabinet     162
Club Bar     168
Shelving Projects     180
Shelving Basics     182
Modular Shelving     184
Installing Wire Shelving     186
Formal Bookcase     188
Utility Shelves     194
Cube Shelves     198
Closet shelves     204
Joist Shelving     206
Bin & Shelving unit     210
Trimwork Wall Shelves     214
Box Beam Shelves     222
Floor-to-Ceiling Shelves     228
Resources     234
Credits     235
Metric Conversions     236
Index     237
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