Bob Lang's the Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker

Bob Lang's the Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker

Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-in Cabinet

Book - 2006
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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, instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money. Bob Lang offers practical, hands-on guidance for building traditional face-frame cabinets as well as constructing contemporary frameless Euro-style cabinets.

Woodworkers will learn how 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, as well as 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 revised edition also offers a colorful new 16-page idea gallery with photographs of finished cabinets.

Publisher: Bethel, CT : c2006
ISBN: 9781892836229
Branch Call Number: ANF 684.16 LANG
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Complete kitchen cabinetmaker


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Oct 29, 2017

Excellent book showing great detail and options for making cabinets. Bob Lang is a real pro builder and writer. His opinions are based on 40+ years of actually building furniture and cabinets. He gives pros and cons on many topics and then his recommendation. The detailed plans provided for cabinet construction and clear. He covers frame vs. frameless cabinets, detailed lists for getting organized, joints, fasteners, materials, frameless cabinet details, face-framed cabinet details, preparing the parts, edge treatments, drawers and drawer slides, frames/panels, hinges, working with plastic laminate, finishing, installation.

The book has some space devoted to kitchen design, but its focus is on teaching you to successfully build cabinets.

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