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Cabinet-building tricks of the trade

Would you like to have your own cabinetmaking business...do an excellent job...and make a decent living? Cabinets and Countertops shows you how. Learn how to set up your custom shop, fill it with the right (not necessarily expensive)tools and use them to produce cabinets while pleasing high-end customers ...

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Overview

Cabinet-building tricks of the trade

Would you like to have your own cabinetmaking business...do an excellent job...and make a decent living? Cabinets and Countertops shows you how. Learn how to set up your custom shop, fill it with the right (not necessarily expensive)tools and use them to produce cabinets while pleasing high-end customers with top-notch quality, design and service.

You get all of author Charles Self's expertise on:
*kitchen planning, including designing for lifestyle
*suitable woods - natural and engineered
*tools and basic joinery techniques
*constructing the carcass, face frames and doors
*building and attaching drawers
*hardware and finishes
*installing base and wall cabinets
*selecting, building and installing countertops
*projects for slow times
*much, much more!

Charles Self is a professional writer and a Contributing Editor to Remodeling News. He is the past president and former newsletter editor of the National Home & Workshop Writers. He is the author of several books on construction topics.

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A practical guide for contractors, both to plan a project and to take to the job site for quick reference. A frequent writer about construction, Self includes such information as ideal designs for kitchens and baths, using CAD, cabinetry coordination, customer psychology, case studies, tips for avoiding problems, budget-saving remedies to avoid errors, and hardware. He also provides actual cutting, joining, and assembly lists for cabinets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071348997
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: Complete Construction Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Self is a professional writer and a Contributing Editor to Remodeling News. He is the past president and former newsletter editor of the National Home & Workshop Writers. He is the author of several books on construction topics.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Planning Kitchens 1
Ch. 2 Woods for Cabinetry 79
Ch. 3 Engineered Woods: Plywoods and Medium-Density Fiberboard 123
Ch. 4 Tools for the Real Work 137
Ch. 5 Basic Cabinet Joinery 191
Ch. 6 The Basic Box: Cabinet Carcass Construction 237
Ch. 7 Face Frame Style and Substance, Plus Doors to Suit 275
Ch. 8 Building and Attaching Drawers 303
Ch. 9 Finishing: Put a Glow on It 311
Ch. 10 Installing Base and Wall Cabinets 327
Ch. 11 Topping It 337
Ch. 12 Flexibility 347
App. A Starting the Small Business 359
App. B Zoning and Other Possible Problems 369
App. C The Office Computer 379
App. D Insurance Protection for the Small Business 385
App. E Planning and Financing Your Cabinetmaking Business 391
App. F Marketing the Small Business 413
App. G Where They Are: Locations of Resources, On- and Off-Line 421
Index 431
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2003

    Not What I Was Looking For !

    I was looking for a book with step-by-step instructions. This book doesn't show you how to construct anything. Instead it discusses how to start a business. NOT WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR !

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