Depends on how good of job you do... If you do a good job, you shouldn't
need any books. An ok job would require a little book, like a pamphlet,
while a bad job would require a thick book like a text book. A really
bad job and a collection of literary works will save the day. (They're
usually quite thick, and useless as references.) ;-)
Wise is the man who attempts to answer his question before asking it.
To email me directly, send a message to puckdropper (at) fastmail.fm
Check out out books by the late Danny Proulx.
He's got a bunch of books that describe sound, fast cabinet construction
principles in a straight forward manner. Once you decide between
frameless or face frame construction methods, most cabinets are built
the same. Often, the only difference between shop and "show" cabinets
is face material and door / drawer front design.
On Dec 19, 8:34 pm, " firstname.lastname@example.org woodman"
I suggest you Google for the Engineered Wood Products Assc. This trade
group represents plywood manufacturers. A little digging will most
probably turn up some of the information you are looking for.
Amazon also comes to mind, they have some books on the topic of
A search through Fine Woodworking Magazine's index of past issues
will also provide some of the information you seek.
Lastly, "Cabinetmaking and Millwork" by John L Feirer is a standard
text which will have useful information for you.
Go here and search for DVD on cabinet making.
If you want to do plywood, the Kreg jig is the king
of plywood construction. Fast,solid and easy.
email@example.com woodman wrote:
The best $9.00 you can spend on the topic of cabinet making is John
Paquay's booklet "Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets." Available for
download as well....
Easy enough for a monkey to follow...
...and I did.
- jbd in Denver
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My favorite is "Building Kitchen Cabinets" by Udo Schmidt
(ISBN 1-56158-470-3). It's part of Taunton's "Build Like A Pro" series.
I think I bought mine at the local Borders bookstore, but you can buy it
online from Rockler:
Or from Amazon:
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There are numerous other sources as well.
A couple of tips based on my personal experience...
1. Sand the cabinet parts BEFORE you assemble them. It's virtually
impossible to get into the corners and whatnot once you assemble cabinets
2. If you're staining your wood, stain drawer bottoms and door panels
before you assemble them. Otherwise, when the wood shrinks, you'll end up
with unstained lines around the edges of the panels.
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