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Built-Ins (Sunset Design Guides)by Sunset
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Contains more then 600 step-by-step photos and illustrations to help you choose and build shelves, cabinets, window seats, and other classics. Room-by-room Guides | see how built-ins can enhance a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and home office. Revealing Illustrations | Paired with photos, these illustrations show you the basic structures that lie beneath the surfaces of built-ins. Do-it-yourself-Projects| From a simple alcove shelf to an easy-to-build window seat, browse projects suitable for home carpenters of all skill levels. The Details You Need | Instructions on tool use, safety, and woodworking techniques, plus buying tips for lumber and hardware. Built-ins do more than beautify a home--they are one of the few amenities that can add value. Built-ins are also efficient space savers, providing needed storage without consuming as much precious floor space as freestanding pieces of furniture.
With ideas, applications, and how-to, this book includes all you need to know about designing and building your own built-ins--from start to finish.
With ideas, applications, and how-to, this book includes all you need to know about designing and building your own built-insfrom start to finish.
This new idea-rich book from Sunset is packed with inspiring designs and easy-to-build projects, from shelves to cabinets to window seats. Author Jeanne Huber takes you through each room of the house to show the benefits of built-ins (they save space, harmonize with a room's design, and increase the value of a home)as well as how to build them, step-by-step. Included is a chapter to help homeowners brainstorm new ideas.
• How-to instruction geared to people of all skill levels includes tool use and safety, trim building, and basic and advanced woodworking techniques.
• Hardware help at your fingertipstells everything that's needed for built-in projects, from shelf brackets to drawer glides.
• Over 600 photos offer a visual tour of built-in ideas throughout the house.
• Reverse-engineered illustrations show what lies beneath a built-in;s surface so you get the full picture.
About the Author
Author Jeanne Huber has written numerous books for Sunset, including both editions of Decorative Concrete, Complete Home Storage, and Kids Places to Play. A trained woodworker, Jeanne brings considerable woodworking skills and expertise to BUILT-INS, ensuring its accessibility to readers of all skill levels. For more than half a century, Sunset has been helping readers remodel their homes and improve their lives. During that time, Sunset has published numerous books on how to actually build a wide variety of subjects, cementing its authority in House & Home publishing.
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