Building Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

ISBN-10: 1561587974

ISBN-13: 9781561587971

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Jim Tolpin
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Description: First published in 1994, this book quickly established itself as the standard shop reference on building kitchen cabinets. It covers all aspects of building a complete set of cabinets, from choosing a style for doors, to laying out the cabinets, to finishing and installing convenience hardware in the interiors.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 215
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Christopher Hirsheimer is executive editor of "Saveur". Her photographs appear regularly in "Saveur" and in numerous cookbooks, including "Fried & True". She lives in rural Pennsylvania.Jim Tolpin has been a woodworker for more than 30 years and has written a dozen books on the subject, selling more than 750,000 copies. He teaches woodworking for a living at his school, The Port Townsend School of Woodworking.http: //www.jimtolpin.com

Introduction
Designing Your Custom Kitchen
Designing for Your Lifestyle
Designing for Safety
Designing for the Mobility Impaired
Designing for Style
Developing the Layout
Standard Proportions for Kitchen Cabinetry
Basic Floor-Plan Layouts
Getting the Floor Plan Down on Paper
Cabinet Design and Construction
A Cabinet: The Sum of Its Parts
Cabinet Design
Cabinet Assembly
Materials
Sheet Stock
Solid Stock
Hardware
Countertops
Bills of Materials and Cutlists
Making Up the Bills
Story Poles
Creating Master Cutlists
Cutting Stock to Size
Sheet Stock Layout and Sizing
Solid Stock Layout and Sizing
Face Frames
Laying Out the Frames
Joining the Frames
Assembling the Frames
Surfacing the Joints
Door Construction
Plank-and-Batten Doors
Frame-and-Panel Doors
Predrilling for Hardware
Drawer Construction
Materials
Layout and Dimensioning
Drawer-Box Joinery
Assembling the Box
Attaching the Face Front to the Box
Case Construction
Preparing the Panels for Assembly
Assembling the Cases
Installing the Face Frame
Finishing
Selecting a Finish
Preparing the Stock for Finishing
Preparing the Shop for Finishing
Penetrating-Oil and Oil-Varnish Finishes
Clear Surface Finishes
Painting the Cabinets
Working with Milk Paint
Installing Doors, Drawers, and Other Components
Installing the Doors
Installing the Drawers
Installing Shelving
Installing Commercial Storage Fixtures
Installing Shop-Built Storage Fixtures
Cabinet Installation
Transporting the Cabinets
Site Preparation
Installing the Base Units
Installing the Wall Units
Installing End Panels
Installing Running Moldings
Installing Fixtures and Making Final Adjustments
Building and Installing Laminate Counters
Preparation
Cutting and Joining the Substrate
Cutting and Applying the Laminate
Cutting and Installing the Backsplash
Resources
Metric Conversion Chart
Further Reading
Index
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