ISBN-10:
1561584029
ISBN-13:
9781561584024
Pub. Date:
10/28/2001
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction

Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction

by Andy Rae

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561584024
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Series: Complete Illustrated Guides Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 145,003
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Andy Rae worked with George Nakashima and Frank Klausz before founding his own woodworking business. He has been awarded a New Jersey Council of the Arts Fellowship for his furniture designs. A former editor of "American Woodworker," Rae currently works in Asheville, North Carolina, making furniture as well as teaching and writing about woodworking.

Table of Contents

Table Of Contents
Introduction

How to Use This Book


Part One Tools and Materials


SECTION 1 Shop Necessities
Shop Space and Fixtures
Mobilize Your Workshop

SECTION 2 Woodworking Machines and Tools
Basic Handheld Power Tools
Favorite Edge Tools
Fundamental Layout Tools
Sharpening Gear
Clamps

SECTION 3 Working Wood
Buying and Preparing Solid Wood
Flattening a Board by Hand
Smoothing with Edge Tools
Good Sanding Techniques
Keeping Parts Flat
Plywood and Other Man-Made Boards
Mixing Materials
Laying Out and Cutting Plywood
Making Your Mark
Choosing and Using Glue

SECTION 4 Designing Furniture
Understanding Wood Movement


Part Two Box and Case Construction


SECTION 5 Basic Cases
Inside Case Parts
Securing to a Wall

SECTION 6 Shelves
Shelf Joinery
Open Shelves
Shelf Options
Dressing Up a Shelf

SECTION 7 Nails, Screws, and Other Fasteners
Nails and Screws
Hardware Solutions

SECTION 8 Assembling Cases
Clamping Problems

SECTION 9 Cutting and Attaching Moldings
Working with Moldings

SECTION 10 Drawers
Drawer Construction
Tray Construction
Drawer Interiors

SECTION 11 Drawer Hardware
Drawer Slides
Computer Hardware
Drawer Pulls


Part Three Doors


SECTION 12 Building Doors
Doors with Panels
Solid Doors
Glass Lights

SECTION 13 Fitting and Hinging Doors
Installing Basic Hinges
Specialty Hinges
Shopmade Hinges
Hiding Doors

SECTION 14 Door Pulls and Hardware
Pulls and Handles
Locks
Catches and Bumpers


Part Four Bases, Feet, and Stands


SECTION 15 Bases
Toekicks
Installing Cabinets

SECTION 16 Feet
Feet and Casters

SECTION 17 Stands
Making Stands


Part Five Frame Construction


SECTION 18 Legs and Aprons
Strong Joints
Aprons and Rails
Legs

SECTION 19 Chairs and Stools
Chair Joints
Chair Backs
Chair Seats
Hitting the Floor

SECTION 20 Face Frames
Making Face Frames
Corner Units

SECTION 21 Frame and Panel
Making Panels
Back Strategies


Part Six Tabletops and Work Surfaces


SECTION 22 Making Tops
Top Construction
Top Options
Leaves and Ends

SECTION 23 Attaching Tops
Allowing for Movement
Hardware Solutions

Sources

Further Reading

Index

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Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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great book for anyone interested in building items. i bought this book for a freind and he loved it.
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Very well written, outstanding illustrations. A book to keep, a book for reference.