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Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins

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Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins
by From the editors of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking
Paperback

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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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_—Û
Quick, Sturdy Bookcase
Bookcases Transform an Unused Wall

Built-Ins and Entertainment Centers
Sleek Console Built for Today’s TVs_—Û
A Low Console for Home Theater_—Û
Straight-Ahead Corner Hutch_—Û
Beautify Your Home with a Shaker Built-In
Mudroom Built-In
A Clever Kitchen Built-In
Built-Ins, Anywhere
Maximize Pantry Storage_—Û
Taming an Outdated Pantry_—Û
Add Storage to Your Stair Rail_—Û

Cabinets
6 Rules for Fast and FoolproofÎ_ Cabinetmaking_—Û
A Faster, Easier Approach to Custom Cabinets_—Û
4 Quick Cabinet Upgrades_—Û
Cabinet Door Shoot-out
Signature Details for Kitchen Cabinets
Installing Stock Cabinets_—Û
A Better Way to Build Wall Cabinets

Intro

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.

ISBN 978-1-60085-758-4
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Author From the editors of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking
Publication Year 2012
Dimensions 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
Pages 224
Photo 350
Drawings 100
Other Formats 77603
Cover Paperback
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