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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction (Complete Illustrated Guides)by Andy Rae
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Introducing a new woodworking series in the tradition of Tage Frid...a series filled with essential information required by woodworkers today. For the first time ever, all the techniques and processes necessary to craft beautiful things from wood have been compiled into three comprehensive volumes: The Complete Illustrated Guides. Highly visual and written by woodworking's finest craftsmen, these three titles — Furniture and Cabinet Construction, Shaping Wood, and Joinery — will establish a new standard for shop reference books.
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture and Cabinet Construction is the ultimate reference work — a graphic, step-by-step presentation of basic furniture-construction techniques. Expert woodworker Andy Rae brings organization, enthusiasm, and more than 20 years' experience to this essential book. Readers will acquire a working knowledge of woodworking materials, a higher level of control over their work and tools, and an understanding of basic design principles.
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This how-to primer is divided into six parts: tools and materials; box and case construction; doors; bases, feet, and stands; frame construction; and tabletops and work surfaces. Copious color photos illustrate processes and objects, and line drawings detail intricacies. The major parts begin with overviews, and proceed to specifics, with safety warnings integral to all explanations. This book begins so much at the beginning that it shows the aspirant how to build a shop with special racks and shelves to hold the various tools one will be buying. The book looks so good, and makes the procedures so vivid, the novice might believe she can learn even the more complex processes. Still, the quality and amount of tools (especially the clamps!) pictured here just might sober her up. Oversize: 9.5x11<">
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Expert woodworker Andy Rae brings his enthusiasm to this ultimate reference--a graphic, step-by-step presentation of basic furniture construction techniques. 847 color photos. 127 drawings.
Now in paperback, this step-by-step shop reference, culled from the first six volumes of Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guides, covers all of the fundamental techniques every woodworker needs to know. Organized for quick access, this book makes it easy to find the information you are looking for. Over 1,200 photos and drawings illustrate how to accomplish essential woodworking tasks from setting up a shop to finishing. This book helps woodworkers of all levels choose the right method and tools to bring great results, pleasure, and satisfaction to working with wood.
Cabinets come in many styles and finishes, but the one thing they have in common is how much they can influence the overall appearance of a kitchen. A run of new cabinets can completely transform a space — and add significantly to the value of a home. It’s no wonder they can cost so much. But now they don’t have to. Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple demystifies kitchen cabinet construction and makes it possible for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer to build new cabinets for a fraction of the cost of buying them. This multi-media approach — DVD and illustrated book guide — visually and completely instruct woodworkers throughout the process of building sturdy face-frame cabinets with frame-and-panel doors. It’s all in here — from drawing out a plan and constructing the cabinet boxes to finishing and installation.
About the Author
Lonnie Bird, a professional woodworker specializing in period furniture, runs a woodworking school in Dandridge, Tennessee. Jeff Jewitt is a professional finisher and refinisher in Cleveland, Ohio, and a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking. Thomas Lie-Nielsen is the founder and owner of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks which manufactures high quality hand tools. Andy Rae, from Asheville, North Carolina, is a professional woodworker who writes frequently for woodworking magazines and teaches woodworking. Gary Rogowski, a contributing editor to Fine Woodworking, operates his own school, the Northwest Furniture Studio, in Portland, Oregon.
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