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

by Theresa Coleman
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589233034
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Publication date:
09/15/2007
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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