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Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins

Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins

SKU# 071416

 

From the editors of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking

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  • Product # 071416
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-758-4
  • Published Date 2012
  • Dimensions 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
  • Pages 224
  • Photos 350
  • Drawings 100

It’s a universal need—more storage. Whether you’re housing books and DVDs, kitchen items, sports gear for the kids, or even the very tools you use to create woodworking projects like these, a little extra storage goes a long way. Following the success of the best-selling Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases, this all-new collection of 25 how-to articles from recent issues of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines will inspire carpenters, woodworkers, and DIY-ers of all skill levels to create practical yet beautiful units for keeping life straight. Sturdy and attractive is the theme that runs through each project, including a multitude of bookcases, entertainment center built-ins, mudroom clutter busters, and custom kitchen cabinets. Expert advice from America’s most accomplished craftsmen will lead the way for designing and building the cabinets, built-ins, and bookcases readers will love.

 

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Table of Contents

Basics
Build Better Cabinets with the Best Plywood
Illustrated Guide to Drawers
Illustrated Guide to Doors
Hang It Up

Bookcases
Do an About-Face on Cabinets
A Portable Book Rack 
Quick, Sturdy Bookcase
Bookcases Transform an Unused Wall

Built-Ins and Entertainment Centers
Sleek Console Built for Today’s TVs 
A Low Console for Home Theater 
Straight-Ahead Corner Hutch 
Beautify Your Home with a Shaker Built-In
Mudroom Built-In
A Clever Kitchen Built-In
Built-Ins, Anywhere
Maximize Pantry Storage 
Taming an Outdated Pantry 
Add Storage to Your Stair Rail 

Cabinets
6 Rules for Fast and Foolproof  Cabinetmaking 
A Faster, Easier Approach to Custom Cabinets 
4 Quick Cabinet Upgrades 
Cabinet Door Shoot-out
Signature Details for Kitchen Cabinets
Installing Stock Cabinets 
A Better Way to Build Wall Cabinets

Introduction

What do you see when you look at a sheet of plywood? If you have never built a bookcase, a cabinet, or a built-in, you may see only a rectangular sheet of material with two curiously different surfaces that seems quite awkward to lug around. On the other hand, if you already understand the basics of building bookcases, cabinets, and built-ins, then you probably see boundless possibilities: a Craftsman-style hutch; a Shaker-style pantry; a modern, frameless kitchen.

Therein lies the beauty of these projects. The basic construction—a solid wood face frame applied to a square plywood case—is often the same for a small, painted bookcase as it is for a full, stain-grade library. Now, that’s not to say you should rush out and try to tackle a kitchen’s worth of cabinetry as a first project, but I can say from my own experience that the learning curve for these projects is rather gentle. So you can quickly hone your skills with some simple shelves or a bathroom vanity first, and then move on to, say, an entertainment center or a custom kitchen cabinet. If you have bookcases, built-ins, or cabinets to build, this book is for you.

Taken from the pages of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines, the articles in this book are written by professionals who mastered the basics long ago and are now ready to share what they have learned with you. If you are just starting out and are confused by the various types of plywood available, we’ve got you covered. If you are a pro who could use some ideas to speed up production, we’ve got you covered. And if you need some design inspiration or clever storage ideas, we’ve got you covered there too—which brings me to the other reason bookcases, cabinets, and built-ins are so cool: Not only are they fun to build, but done well, they also add style, function, and value to your home.

Build well.

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