Built-Ins
Design - Cabinets - Shelves - Entertainment Centers
by Robert J. Settich

Softcover
235 x 275mm
155pp

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.

R.R.P.$24.90

ISBN 978-1-56158-873-2

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Extract from back cover of book:

Let an expert show you how to:
- Design for functionality and style
- Select materials and finishes
- Construct durable cabinets
- Build doors and drawers
- Install specialty hardware
- Build around electronics
- Maximize storage space

Taunton's Build Like a Pro books are like having an expert at your side when you're tackling home-improvement projects. Illustrated with hundreds of photos and drawings, the books in this series provide all the step-by-step information you need to get professional results. Taunton's Build Like a Pro books tell you not only how to do it right, but what to do when it goes wrong.

About the Author: Robert J. Settich, a woodworker and home improvement writer, is also the author of Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Installing Hardware. A frequent contributor to Wood and Fine Woodworking, he lives in Gladstone, Missouri, USA.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction

Designing Your Built-In
- Understanding the Purpose of Your Built-in
- Dining and Table Standards
- Special-Item Storage
- Clothing: Storage Concepts

Materials
- Solid Wood
- Plywood
- Wood Glue
- Making Clean Cuts
- Molding
- Making Molding Joints

Carcase Assembly Strategies
- Face-Frame or Frameless
- Uniting Your Construction Strategy with The Installation Plans
- Building a Face-Frame Cabinet
- Frameless Cabinets

Shelves
- Supporting Cabinet Shelves
- Shelving Materials and Edging
- Making Strong Shelves
- More Shelving Choices

Doors
- Slab Doors
- Making Door Frames
- Cope-and-Stick Doors
- Hanging a Door

Drawers
- Drawers and Slides
- Drawer-Box Construction
- Building Drawer Boxes
- Drawer Joinery
- Installing Drawer Slides
- Making Drawer Fronts

Countertops
- Selecting a Countertop
- Making a Laminate Countertop

Hardware
- Basic Fasteners
- Assembly and Knock-Down fasteners
- Hinges
- Drawer Slides
- Handles and Pulls
- Miscellaneous Hardware

Finishing
- Paint
- Stains, Dyes and Clear Finishes
- Applying a Wipe-On Finish

Media Centers
- Planning
- Build the Carcase
- Build a Solid Base
- Install the Cabinets
- Install the Doors, Drawers and Shelves

Installing Cabinets
- Strategies and Tactics
- Installing Wall Cabinets
- Installing Base Cabinets

Closet Organization
- Planning the Installation
- Storage Cubes: A Versatile Problem Solver
- Hang-Track Closet System
- Custom Closet Storage Unit

Index