Synopses & Reviews
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.
When you build your own cabinets youre not just saving money. You also can improve upon the materials and construction used in factory-made cabinets, and get exactly the sizes you want. And with the techniques that Udo Schimdt demonstrates and explains, you can incorporate custom details in your cabinets to make them even more distinctive. Arched doors, custom cornice treatments, oversize pantry cabinets, and solid wood end panels are just a few of the options to consider.
If youre comfortable using a router, tablesaw, and drill, this book will show you how to build beautiful cabinets in your own workshop.
- Designing custom cabinetry to suit your space and budget
- Building drawers and doors in a variety of different styles
- Installing Euro-style concealed hinges and drawer slides
- Improving storage and convenience with special hardware and accessories
- Selecting and installing a wide range of countertops
A new edition to Taunton's "Build Like a Pro" series allows amateurs to build kitchen cabinets with professional polish, complete with advice on design, selecting materials and hardware, and finishing styles. Original.
Building instead of buying cabinets means not only cost savings but also better materials and a truly custom kitchen. This book shows anyone how to build a complete set of kitchen cabinets. Professional cabinetmaker Udo Schmidt covers the entire process, from preparing materials and selecting the right tools to finishing and installing hardware.
Professional cabinetmaker Udo Schmidt covers the entire process of making a set of kitchen cabinets, from preparing materials and selecting the right tools to finishing and installing hardware. 350 photos & illustrations.
About the Author
GREGORY PAOLINI designs and builds furniture and cabinetry from a small shop nestled in the Smokey Mountains, just west of Asheville, North Carolina. He also teaches and writes about the craft and is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine.