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Better homes and gardens step-by-step cabinets & shelves.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Better Homes and Gardens Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TT197 .B48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Features over 50 practical projects. Illustrated with over 200 colour illustrations with step-by-step instructions.

Author Notes

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Better Homes and Gardens is a home and family magazine for people who want to make those things the focal points of their lives. It provides the readers with information to make more informed decisions and covers subjects such as education, parenting, travel, gardening, health, cars, money-management and home entertainment. The magazine also includes recipes and home improvement topics from decorating to do-it-yourself projects.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Cabinets and Shelves Basics
Cabinets and Shelves in Family Spacesp. 6
Space-Maximizing Cabinets and Shelvesp. 8
Hard-Working Cabinets and Shelvesp. 10
Tools and Materials
Selecting Lumberp. 12
Choosing Sheet Goodsp. 14
Selecting Moldingsp. 16
Storing Lumberp. 17
Choosing Fasteners and Hardwarep. 18
Choosing Hand Toolsp. 20
Selecting Power Toolsp. 22
Choosing Shop Toolsp. 24
Basic Skills
Using a Circular Saw or a Saber Sawp. 26
Cutting with a Table and Radial Arm Sawp. 28
Cutting Moldingp. 30
Using a Routerp. 31
Using Simple Joineryp. 32
Gluing and Clampingp. 34
Squaring a Cabinetp. 35
Using Dowel and Biscuit Joineryp. 36
Making Dado, Rabbet, and Lap Jointsp. 38
Joining with a Table Saw or Routerp. 40
Making a Cabinet Doorp. 42
Installing Hinged Doorsp. 44
Installing Catches and Pullsp. 47
Installing Sliding Doorsp. 48
Building and Installing a Drawerp. 48
Edging and Finishingp. 50
Freestanding and Mounted Shelves
Lighting for Cabinetsp. 52
Installing Wall-Mounted Open Shelvingp. 54
Using Other Bracket Optionsp. 56
Mounting Bracketless Shelvesp. 58
Making Shelves of Found Objectsp. 59
Building a Fixed-Shelf Unitp. 60
Installing Adjustable Shelvesp. 62
Other Shelf Mounting Optionsp. 64
Making Shelves for Childrenp. 65
Built-in Shelves
Building a Classic Shelf Unitp. 66
Building a Plate Shelfp. 68
Installing an Arched Nichep. 69
Installing Recessed Shelvingp. 70
Adding Under-Stair Shelvesp. 72
Building Utility Shelves and Racksp. 74
Kitchen Cabinets
Laying Out Kitchen Cabinetsp. 76
Choosing Cabinetsp. 78
Building a Base Cabinetp. 80
Building a Wall Cabinetp. 83
Building Special Base Cabinetsp. 84
Building a Pantry Cabinetp. 86
Making an Adjustable Spice Rackp. 87
Installing Kitchen Cabinetsp. 88
Improving Kitchen Cabinetsp. 90
Other Cabinet and Shelf Projects
Building Adjustable Entertainment Shelvesp. 92
Building an Entertainment Centerp. 94
Adding a Radiator Coverp. 96
Installing Closet Organizersp. 98
Making a Desk and Organizerp. 100
Adding a Window Seatp. 102
Adding Wraparound Shelvesp. 104
Making Stackable Shelvesp. 105
Building a Basement Wine Rackp. 106
Glossaryp. 108
Indexp. 110
Metric Conversionsp. 112