Synopses & Reviews
Built-in furnishings offer many advantages over freestanding furniture: They are generally less expensive to build than stand-alone furniture of the same type and size. They give you great latitude in designing the look and function of your interior spaces - you are not limited to designing around existing furniture pieces. And, because of the manner in which built-in furnishings are constructed, you can maximize the use of the most unusual spaces while creating an effective and aesthetically pleasing design solution. In this book, you'll see some of the finest examples of built-in furniture and cabinetry for nearly every room in the house. You'll be treated to a room-by-room survey of unique design solutions and strategies that you can use to add functional and delightful built-ins to your home.
A gallery of design ideas for the home.
Cabinetmaker and bestselling author Tolpin demystifies the design and construction of built-in furniture in this combination of inspirational guide and "how to" manual. Projects run the gamut from window seats, benches, and couches to bookcases, cupboards, and cabinets. 150 color photos. 70 illustrations.
Readers will be inspired by this series of visual ideas for some of the most-used rooms in the house. Each book is rich with beautiful color photographs, practical sidebars -- and designs of all kinds that will appeal to a wide range of tastes and budgets.
Best-selling author Jim Tolpin explores new ways to design and construct built-in furniture throughout the home. Includes design ideas for window seats, benches, bookcases, storage cabinets -- even entertainment centers.
A room-by-room approach to creating permanently installed furniture and storage, BUILT IN FURNITURE takes readers through the complete process of designing and constructing built-in units, from window seats, benches, and couches to bookcases, cupboards, and cabinets. 150 photos. 70 drawings.
About the Author
Jim Tolpin has been a woodworker for more than 30 years and has written a dozen books on the subject, selling more than 750,000 copies. He teaches woodworking for a living at his school, The Port Townsend School of Woodworking.