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Title:
Cabinets and countertops
Author:
Self, Charles R.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiv, 447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/mh021/00028353.html
ISBN:
9780071348997
Format :
Book

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Summary

Offers professional planning and custom results, and is a guide for woodworkers, cabinetmakers, and remodelers. This book covers topics such as: designer tips on cabinetry coordination; insights into customer psychology; photos and illustrations demonstrating options and simplifying tasks; and, complete case studies, with before-and-after photos.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1 Planning Kitchensp. 1
Designing for Usep. 4
Eat-In Kitchensp. 9
Safety: A Part of the Designp. 12
Variations on the Themesp. 14
Spacing the Partsp. 38
Scaling Drawingsp. 41
Start Drawingp. 51
Designing Cabinets to Suit: Base Cabinetsp. 53
Wall Cabinets: Spacing to Match the Base Cabinetsp. 56
Story Polesp. 58
Modern Methodsp. 59
Chapter 2 Woods for Cabinetryp. 79
Domestic Hardwoodsp. 90
Exoticsp. 108
Chapter 3 Engineered Woods: Plywoods and Medium-Density Fiberboardp. 123
Plywoodp. 123
Softwood Plywoodp. 124
Overlaysp. 127
Hardboardsp. 128
Hardwood Plywoodsp. 128
Hardwood Plywood Costp. 129
Cutting Veneersp. 130
Veneer Matchingp. 131
Edgingp. 133
MDFp. 134
Laminatesp. 136
Chapter 4 Tools for the Real Workp. 137
Buy as Neededp. 138
Table Sawsp. 139
Band Sawsp. 152
Radial Arm Sawsp. 154
Jointersp. 158
Planersp. 158
Shapersp. 160
Panel Sawp. 168
Clampsp. 177
Chapter 5 Basic Cabinet Joineryp. 191
Butt Jointsp. 191
Miter Jointsp. 192
Tongue-and-Groove Jointsp. 194
Dovetailsp. 194
Finger Jointsp. 196
Corner Locking Jointsp. 196
Framing Jointsp. 201
Other Framing Jointsp. 204
Dowel Joineryp. 206
Biscuit (Plate) Joineryp. 207
Fastening Jointsp. 208
Making Joints with a Routerp. 209
The Keller Jigp. 209
Finger Joints on the Table Sawp. 211
More Table Saw Joineryp. 213
Splinter Protection: For the Work, Not the Workerp. 218
Biscuits in the Shop: Using Plate Joinersp. 218
Center Butt Jointsp. 220
Miter Joints and Platesp. 221
Gluing and Clampingp. 222
Wood Selectionp. 222
Selecting a Cabinetmaking Gluep. 224
Clamping and Clamping Pressurep. 234
Chapter 6 The Basic Box: Cabinet Carcass Constructionp. 237
Door Sizes and Hingesp. 240
Layoutp. 242
Joints That Holdp. 254
Routed Dadoes and Rabbetsp. 257
Router Bitsp. 258
Shelvingp. 262
Aligning Standardsp. 267
Assembling the Carcassp. 267
Get Organizedp. 268
Glue-Upp. 269
Keep on Checking the Squarenessp. 273
Wall Cabinetsp. 274
Chapter 7 Face Frame Style and Substance, Plus Doors to Suitp. 275
Designing the Face Framep. 279
Stile and Rail Widthsp. 282
Biscuit Joining Needsp. 285
Pocket Screwed Face Framesp. 287
Size Limitsp. 288
Shop-Built Jig for Pocket Holesp. 289
Installing Face Frames on Carcassesp. 291
Doing Doorsp. 293
Chapter 8 Building and Attaching Drawersp. 303
Sides and Backsp. 304
Drawer Bottomsp. 304
Jointsp. 305
Drawer Frontsp. 306
Chapter 9 Finishing: Put a Glow on Itp. 311
Easy Steps to a Great Finishp. 311
Stainingp. 314
Notes on Water-Based Finishesp. 315
Open-Pore Woodsp. 316
Lacquer Finishingp. 317
Varnishp. 319
Water-Based Finishesp. 320
Sprayingp. 321
Chapter 10 Installing Base and Wall Cabinetsp. 327
Checking the Area of Installationp. 328
Toeboards (Base Systems)p. 329
Finding Studsp. 330
Positioning Base Cabinetsp. 332
Hold Countertop Heightp. 334
Upper Cabinet Installationp. 334
Final Stepsp. 336
Chapter 11 Topping Itp. 337
Some General Don'ts for Decorative Laminatesp. 338
Building Up a Countertopp. 339
Backsplashesp. 342
Working with Sheet Laminatep. 343
Over the Topp. 344
Other Edging Treatmentp. 345
Chapter 12 Flexibilityp. 347
Using Shelves and Other Specialties to Supplement Incomep. 347
Working It Outp. 350
Floor Spacep. 352
Storagep. 356
Appendix A Starting the Small Businessp. 359
Appendix B Zoning and Other Possible Problemsp. 369
Appendix C The Office Computerp. 379
Appendix D Insurance Protection for the Small Businessp. 385
Appendix E Planning and Financing Your Cabinetmaking Businessp. 391
Appendix F Marketing the Small Businessp. 413
Appendix G Where They Are: Locations of Resources, On- and Off-Linep. 421
Indexp. 431