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Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works

Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works

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By (author) Bill Hylton

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 229mm x 23mm | 767g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2008
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565233697
  • ISBN 13: 9781565233690
  • Illustrations note: includes exploded drawings
  • Sales rank: 35,322

Product description

Featuring each piece in highly-detailed, exploded drawings and applying time-honoured 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. Covering hundreds of pieces of furniture, including kitchen cabinets, dining tables, desks, bookcases and chests, readers will unlock the mysteries of legs, moldings, separate braces and dozens of other sub-assemblies.Bill Hylton is a frequent contributor to woodworking magazines, including "Woodworker's Journal".

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With more than 100 project plans for everything from tables to beds to built-ins, woodworker Hylton's (Router Magic) exhaustive primer, whose original, 1998 edition is now out of print, still has great value for any woodworking collection. He begins with a brief introduction to period style, then covers joinery in depth. There are no glamour shots, only clear, black and white drawings for assembly and measurements. Exploded view drawings highlight each piece's details and special features. Because of the few instructions on construction, this is not a book for beginners; rather, it is a collection of patterns with citations to additional offerings in other books and publications. For the advanced woodworker, it is a treasure trove of project ideas. Recommended for woodworking collections in any library.