This practical handbook takes the mystery out of designing and making built-in cabinets! Take the confusion out of cabinetmaking by learning how to:
- Measure a room and design cabinetry
- Develop working shop drawings and cutting lists
- Work with solid wood, veneered plywood, MDF, and plastic laminates
- Build traditional face-frame cabinets and Euro-style frameless cabinets
- Cut and sign up for the basic box for any project
- Construct wall-hung cabinets, units with lighting, and floor-to-ceiling styles
- Make doors, drawer faces, drawer boxes, and countertops
Kitchens are the ultimate DIY woodworking project, offering the most productive return on investment! Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, clear instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money. Bob Lang offers practical, hands-on, how-to information and guidance for building traditional face-frame cabinets in addition to constructing up to date frameless Euro-style cabinets.
You’ll discover ways to measure rooms and design fitting cabinetry that considers both function and aesthetics, how to develop working shop drawings and cutting lists, and how to work with materials as varied as solid wood and plastic laminate. Technical instructions for cutting and joining the basic box, in addition to for fitting it to drawer stacks, sinks, corners, appliances, and islands, are also included, as are detailed steps for sanding, finishing, and installing each piece. This second edition also offers a colorful new 16-page idea gallery with photographs of finished cabinets.
Whether it’s kitchen, home office, family room, or any other more or less built-in cabinet work, this classic technical handbook shows you exactly how to approach the complex job of designing and making custom cabinets. Robert W. Lang takes the mystery out of the job with clearly written text, meticulously detailed shop drawings, and sharp photographs that show how cabinets go together in the real world.
From the planning stage all through installation, Bob Lang’s The Complete Kitchen Cabinet Maker, Revised Edition offers you a firm foundation for designing and building kitchen cabinets from scratch. You’ll be able to take pleasure in practical and shop-tested methods and time-savers on every page.