Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.