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by Robert J. Settich

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From the beginning do-it-yourselfer to the advanced woodworker, you’ll find information and inspiration to make your built-in projects successful. Whether you want to install a few shelves, organize a closet, install a ready-made cabinet, or build your own doors and drawers for a custom entertainment center, you’ll discover the tools and techniques to get the job done right.

This book gives you a results-oriented perspective on built-ins. You’ll start by focusing on function, and then learn—step by easy step—how to design, build, and install a solution. In addition, you’ll discover smart ways to use stock cabinets to achieve a custom-made look.

Along the way, you’ll see how to conquer real-world challenges such as out-of-plumb walls, out-of-square corners, and wavy walls, floors, and ceilings. You’ll encounter these problems in every home, especially older houses.

Features include:

  • 325 photographs
  • 50 drawings
  • Large-format trade paperback (9 3/16 x 10 7/8”),
  • 192 pages

Each book is autographed by the author: “Best Wishes, Robert J. Settich” If you prefer an unsigned copy or want a personalized inscription, please specify in the Comments section of the order form. Of course, personalized books are not returnable.

BK 502 Built-Ins

Price: $19.95

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing Your Built-In
Understanding the Purpose of Your Built-in
Dining and Table Standards
Special Item Storage
Clothing: Storage Concepts

Chapter 2: Materials
Solid Wood
Wood Glues
Making Clean Cuts
Making Molding Joints

Chapter 3: Carcase Assembly Strategies
Face-frame or Frameless?
Uniting Your Construction with the Installation Plan
Building a Face-frame Cabinet
Frameless Cabinets

Chapter 4: Shelves
Supporting Cabinet Shelves
Shelving Materials and Edging
Making Strong Shelves
More Shelving Choices

Chapter 5: Doors
Slab Doors
Making Door Frames
Cope-and-stick Door
Hanging a Door

Chapter 6: Drawers
Drawers and Slides
Drawer-box Construction
Building Drawer Boxes
Drawer Joinery
Installing Drawer Slides
Making Drawer Fronts

Chapter 7: Countertops
Selecting a Countertop
Making a Laminate Countertop

Chapter 8: Hardware
Basic Fasteners
Assembly and Knock-down Fasteners
Drawer Slides
Handles and Pulls
Miscellaneous Hardware

Chapter 9: Finishing
Stains, Dyes and Clear Finishes
Wipe-on Finishes

Chapter 10: Entertainment Center
Build an Entertainment Center

Chapter 11: Installing Manufactured Cabinets
Strategies and Tactics

Chapter 12: Closet Organization
Planning the Installation
Storage Cubes: A Versatile Problem Solver
Hang-track Closet System
Custom Closet Storage Unit