Every room in today's home seems to have a need for some kind of storage accessory -- whether it's magazines in the living room, CDs in the family room, or coats and shoes in the front hall. But don't let the mess bog you down. In Storage Projects, veteran woodworker Paul Anthony provides you with practical solutions that will help you clean up the clutter once and for all, while adding style to your home dcor.
The 13 projects in this book provide an attractive and functional way to store your household objects. The projects reflect a variety of styles and range from simple to ambitious. They can be modified to suit your specific needs, and are within the reach of any determined woodworker with a basic complement of skills. Each project includes detailed building instructions, complete plans, a list of materials, and color photography of each important step with technical illustration of the details.
Among the projects in the book:
- a modular CD storage cabinet
- an efficient desktop organizer
- a handy mobile closet
- a convertible wine cabinet
- a snoop-proof medicine cabinet
- a versatile kitchen workstation
- and more
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SKU FWW61077963 Table Of Contents Introduction
Designing and Building Storage Projects
Modular Compact Disc Cabinet
Convertible Wine Cabinet
Pantry Door Shelves
Kitchen Work Station
Man's Jewelry Box
STUFF. We humans are magnets for it. Everyday life seems to require a cornucopia of accessories -- from bed linens, clothes, and food to books, office supplies, and computer equipment. And that doesn't include all of the other collectibles that we're so fond of, including jewelry, music equipment, toys, and curios. The price of all this stuff, of course, is that it all has to live somewhere. And it needs to be accessible and organized or you'll waste hours of your life digging around for things buried in boxes or piled in corners.
But not to worry. Even if your home is beginning to resemble a frat house, there are plenty of good solutions for cleaning up the clutter. In this book you'll find thirteen cleverly designed projects for organizing and storing your belongings. And we're not talking closet shelving here; these are furniture-quality pieces that you'll be proud to display in your home as a products of your own handiwork.
The projects in this book reflect a variety of styles and draw on the design expertise of some of the best woodworkers in the country. The designs range from simple to ambitious, and any of them can be modified to suit your particular needs. Some, like the pantry door shelves and CD cabinet, can be built in less than a day. Others, like the audiocassette cabinet and wine cabinet, could probably be knocked out in a weekend. More involved projects such as the storage bench and kitchen work station may take a week or more, depending on how fussy you are about construction and finish quality. In any case, all of the projects are well within the reach of any determined woodworker with a basic complement of tools.
In the process of building the projects, you'll also learn a lot about woodworking. Each chapter includes great information on techniques, tools, joinery, and finishing. You'll discover better ways to lay out and cut joints, fit drawers, and clamp up work. Never tried resawing or veneering? You'll find out how easy it can be. You'll also learn how to make clever jigs that will serve you in future woodworking projects.
Just as important, you'll learn how to design your own storage furniture. The first chapter walks you through the steps of assessing your particular storage problems and of developing appropriate solutions. Among other things, it discusses sizing furniture to maximize storage, matching or complementing existing decor, tailoring a piece to suit its location, and making the most of available space.
So have at it. You'll enjoy making these pieces. They'll beautify your home and make your life more efficient and enjoyable. After all, the more organized your things are, the more space you'll create for comfort (or, of course, for more stuff!).
Video No Author Paul Anthony ISBN 978-1-60085-639-6 Publication Year 2002 Pages No Photo No Drawings No Video Download No Other Formats No Cover PDF eBook Format eBook (PDF)
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