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 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.