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Design and construct furniture that works with the help of the most complete visual guide ever published! It’s all here:
Ideas and Inspiration. A visual source of information ranging from furniture styles and dimensions to joinery. The essence of more than 100 classic furniture pieces is captured in highly detailed, exploded drawings.
Standards. Take the guesswork out of designing kitchen cabinets, dining tables, desks, bookcases, and chests by applying the time-honored dimension and ergonomic standards shown here.
Options and Alternatives. With more than 150 joints and subassemblies at your fingertips, you’ll be able to easily alter appearance or construction of any project.
Construction Solutions. More than 1,300 drawings take you inside the furniture and show you classic solutions to age-old problems, such as hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise.
Plans. If you don’t have the time or inclination to design your own furniture, sources to locate the plans for most of the furniture pieces are included.
Illustrated Cabinetmaking is the most complete visual guide to furniture construction ever published. It includes hundreds of clearly-labeled drawings and exploded diagrams that explain everything there is to know about joints, subassemblies and furniture design.
Featuring each piece in highly-detailed, exploded drawings and applying time-honored dimensions and ergonomic standards, this comprehensive visual sourcebook takes the guesswork out of furniture joinery, assembly, dimension, and style. Woodworkers of any skill level will benefit from more than 1,300 crisp and detailed drawings that explain classic solutions to age-old problems, such as hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise.
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The most comprehensive visual guide to furniture construction & design ever published
More Than Just Cabinets
Find a complete view of furniture design and assembly for:
Joints & Subassemblies
Cabinets & Cupboards
Bookcases & Bookshelves
Side, End, & Coffee Tables
Design & Construct Furniture That Works
“This is the Gray’s Anatomy of woodworking,” says Woodworking Magazine
You have the inspiration, desire, tools, materials, and woodworking know-how. But the tough part is figuring out how to construct the piece you want! Even if you have a picture of what you want to build, it isn’t likely to reveal how it’s put together.
So you start with a list of questions: What joints should you use? What’s the best way to attach the top? Hang the drawers? How long should the legs be? How do you deal with wood movement?
Enter “Illustrated Cabinetmaking”:
1,300+ highly-detailed illustrations
100+ classic furniture pieces
150+ joints & subassemblies
Classic solutions to age-old problems
Sources of plans for the featured pieces
Take the guesswork out of furniture joinery, assembly, dimension & style
Hundreds of drawings to take you INSIDE furniture
Find insight into every kind of joinery imaginable for edges, cases, frames, and rails. More than 100 joints are illustrated and explained!
Everything from post-and-rail construction to cabinet bases and moldings is covered in detail. Learn how to assemble tabletops, doors, drawers, and feet.
From corner cupboards to credenzas, you’ll find dozens of styles of cabinets and built-ins, all in detailed exploded views.
Dining tables, tea tables, swing-leg, draw-leaf, leg-and-apron, expanding-frame, turn-top, play-leg, tilt-top—you’ll find the inner workings of over 30 different styles of table expanded in crisp, clear detail.
Writing desks, slant-top, post-office, fall-front, Davenport—find over a dozen different styles of desks explored in exploded view, including everything from the joints that hold them together to the type of legs to use.
Dressers & bureaus, six-board, frame-and-panel, block-front, serpentine-front, chest-on-frame—explore over a dozen different styles of chests and dressers for inspiration and insight to your next project.
Sleigh beds, daybeds, low-post, high-post, and pencil-post—explore all different kinds of twin, full, queen, and king bed frames in an array of design variations.
Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 1300 Drawings & Diagrams for Drawers, Tables, Beds, Bookcases, Cabinets, Joints & Subassemblies
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