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Constructing Kitchen Cabinets: Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker
     

Constructing Kitchen Cabinets: Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker

by Skills Institute Press
 

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Get Back to Basics with the core information you need to succeed. Learn what is important to know about Constructing Kitchen Cabinets from layout and design, to casework and installation.

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Get Back to Basics with the core information you need to succeed. Learn what is important to know about Constructing Kitchen Cabinets from layout and design, to casework and installation.

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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

From the Publisher
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.

This book need not be confined to the kitchen, the excellent plans and construction details can be a reference for most any type of cabinet. An excellent 144 page reference book! The authors have included numerous shop tips and shortcuts to make your cabinet building easier and more efficiently. Drawer construction is covered in detail and great length. In addition, the book covers installation of the cabinets along with easier ways to install those uppers as well.

A clear, concise guide from the Back to Basics series that covers all aspects of constructing kitchen cabinets, from layout and design, through construction and installation, and ending with countertops and molding. Hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations guide you through the process, along with plenty of inside tips from the pros, including how to use story poles for layout, joinery techniques for doors and drawers, and clever tricks for installation.

So if you are ready to make a new kitchen, these books might be right for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565234666
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Back To Basics Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist and editor specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He has a degree in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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