Constructing Kitchen Cabinets (Back to Basics): Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker [NOOK Book]

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Woodworking should be a fun and fulfilling hobby. Bypass the overwhelming overload of woodworking information available, and get Back to Basics with the core information you need to succeed. This new series offers a clear road map of fundamental woodworking knowledge on sixteen essential topics. In Constructing Kitchen Cabinets, you'll learn what is important to know now and what can be left for later. Best of all, the information is presented in the plain-spoken language you'd hear from a trusted friend or ...
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Constructing Kitchen Cabinets (Back to Basics): Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker

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Overview

Woodworking should be a fun and fulfilling hobby. Bypass the overwhelming overload of woodworking information available, and get Back to Basics with the core information you need to succeed. This new series offers a clear road map of fundamental woodworking knowledge on sixteen essential topics. In Constructing Kitchen Cabinets, you'll learn what is important to know now and what can be left for later. Best of all, the information is presented in the plain-spoken language you'd hear from a trusted friend or relative, and includes how to layout and design your kitchen to meet the demands of your household; keeping your casework construction simple and well-built; five different door styles and how to build each; techniques for building strong, smoothly functioning drawers; options for installing upper and lower cabinets; choosing and installing the best counter surface. The world's already complicated - your woodworking information shouldn't be.
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Editorial Reviews

GordGraff.com

Are you considering building your own kitchen cabinets but are concerned about what it takes to do the entire job. Well relax; it’s all here in this book. Starting from the kitchen layout & cabinet design through the construction of cabinet boxes, drawers and doors, right up to the installation of your new cabinets including the countertop……………it’s all covered here in this book. This book doesn’t gloss over the critical aspects of kitchen cabinet design, construction and installation; it gives the reader all the necessary information needed to conquer one of the most difficult household renovations for any woodworker to tackle. Of the 144 pages of this book there are 22 pages dedicated to the installation of kitchen cabinets and those pages are filled with numerous illustrations and tips from the pros on how to make your cabinet installation go smoothly. And if you think that this book is for those who are building just kitchen cabinets, you’re mistaken. The design, construction and installation techniques presented in this book can be applied to other projects like entertainment units, office furniture and even bedroom furniture. This book is a must read for anyone considering building their own kitchen cabinets and other cabinetry. - GordGraff.com

— Gord Graff

Tool Reviews.ca

Back to Basics Series

While the subtitle, ''Straight Talk for Today''s Woodworker'', for the ''Back to Basics'' series might imply that these books are designed for all woodworkers, they are, in my view, particularly relevant for novice woodworkers.

The authors rely largely on illustrations, and these are, in general, quite good. Almost every topic is accompanied by at least one illustration. The authors clearly have a good grasp of their respective subjects and know how to explain both simple and complex concepts clearly...these books contain a lot of reliable information that any novice woodworker will benefit from.

Constructing Kitchen Cabinets
It's been my experience that most people get into woodworking for one of two reasons - to make furniture, or to make cabinets. This book covers layout and design issues and general construction techniques for the major components in cabinet construction - casework, doors, drawers and countertops.
For example, the section on doors begins with an overview of various door designs, moves on to primers on making board and batten and frame and panel doors, and concludes with a section on mounting doors. There is also a section on installing cabinets.
- ToolReviews.ca

— Carl DuGuay

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607650539
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Back To Basics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,080,926
  • File size: 29 MB
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Meet the Author

 John Kelsey is a journalist, and editor, and a writer who specializes in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and the author of several woodworking books, including Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn, and Kid Crafts: Woodworking. He serves as the Editorial Director for Fox Chapel Publishing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Layout and Design

Chapter 2: Casework

Chapter 3: Doors

Chapter 4: Drawers

Chapter 5: Installing Cabinets

Chapter 6: Countertops

Glossary

Index

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    I am unable to see the font clearly,could be that this is a new device but i dont think that is the problem in this case.

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