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Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker, Revised Edition: Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet (Fox Chapel Publishing) Paperback – September 1, 2014
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From the Publisher
Learn cabinet design from a professional cabinetmaker with over 30 years experience
Hands-On Advice from a Master Cabinetmaker
Take the confusion out of cabinetmaking by learning how to:
- Measure a room & design cabinetry
- Develop working shop drawings & cutting lists
- Work with solid wood, veneered plywood, MDF, & plastic laminates
- Build traditional face-frame cabinets & Euro-style frameless
- Cut & join the basic box for any project
- Construct wall-hung cabinets, units with lighting, & floor-to-ceiling styles
- Make doors, drawer faces, drawer boxes, & countertops
Design and Construct Every Kind of Kitchen Cabinet Like a Professional
Methods for European Frameless & Face-Frame
Whether it’s kitchen, home office, family room, or any other kind of built-in cabinet work, this classic technical handbook shows you exactly how to approach the complex job of designing and making custom cabinets. Robert W. Lang takes the mystery out of the job with clearly written text, meticulously detailed shop drawings, and sharp photographs that show how cabinets go together in the real world.
- Learn to construct built-in cabinets from scratch
- Make your own cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, & home offices
- Develop working shop drawings & cutting lists
- Save time, materials, aggravation, & money
- Includes both traditional & Euro-style
- Meticulously detailed shop drawings
- Clear, concise instructions
- Hundreds of professional tips
- 16 page idea gallery with color photos
- Includes instructions for joints, fasteners, hinges, counters, drawers, bases, finishing, and more!
Everything you'll need to know to make beautiful, functional cabinets from scratch
Gallery of Inspiration
Included in this new Revised Edition is a 16-page color photo gallery of cabinet variations and ideas. Be inspired to make your own cabinets to perfectly fit any room of your home.
Shop Drawings, Figures, & Lists
This technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, instructions, and hundreds of professional tips, including how to develop your own working shop drawings and cutting lists.
Technical instructions for cutting and joining the basic box, as well as for fitting it to drawer stacks, sinks, corners, appliances, and islands, are also included, as are detailed steps for sanding, finishing, and installing each piece.
Colorful Idea Gallery
Get inspiration and tips on variety, style, utility, scale, & fitting your room's space with a new 16-page color photo gallery in this Revised Edition. Photographs are displayed alongside tips, suggestions, and details for each presented cabinet design.
Photos for Inspiration
European vs Face-Frame
Anatomy of a Cabinet
Around Your Cabinets
From the Back Cover
HANDS-ON ADVICE FROM
A MASTER WOODWORKER
Whether it's kitchen, home office, family room, or any other kind of built-in cabinet work, this classic technical handbook shows you exactly how to approach the complex job of designing and making custom cabinets. Robert W. Lang takes the mystery out of the job with clearly written text, meticulously detailed shop drawings, and sharp photographs that show how cabinets go together in the real world.
From the planning stage all the way through installation, Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker, Revised Edition gives you a firm foundation for designing and building kitchen cabinets from scratch. This comprehensive handbook gives you the choice of building either traditional face-frame cabinets or contemporary frameless Euro-style cabinets. You'll benefit from practical and shop-tested methods and time-savers on every page.
Take the confusion out of cabinetmaking by learning:
- How to measure a room and design cabinetry.
- How to develop working shop drawings and cutting lists.
- How to work with solid wood, veneered plywood, MDF, and plastic laminates.
- How to build traditional face-frame cabinets and Euro-style frameless cabinets.
- How to cut and join the basic box for any project.
- How to construct wall-hung cabinets, units with lighting, and floor-to-ceiling styles.
- How to make doors, drawer faces, drawer boxes, and countertops.
"You won't find a more jam-packed 'how-to' manual..."
About the Author
Robert W. Lang is executive editor of Popular Woodworking magazine, a contributor to Fine Woodworking, and author of several woodworking books. He studied industrial design at The Ohio State University, and his experience includes building custom furniture and cabinets as well as managing and engineering large architectural millwork projects.
- Item Weight : 1.69 pounds
- Paperback : 232 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781565238039
- ISBN-13 : 978-1565238039
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.75 x 11 inches
- Publisher : Design Originals; Revised edition (September 1, 2014)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1565238036
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you are not patient, and think, "just tell me how to build a damn cabinet" maybe the "made simple" book might be more your speed.
This book is about twice the content by page count alone, and the "information density" how much is conveyed with fewer pages/words increases this even more. the "made simple" book is a quicker, easier read, and you can be out building some (likely suitable) cabinets quickly.
However, this book teaches you the ins/outs of all the choices you might make (perhaps frustrating the impatient reader) which I liked. I also note some differences in approach. Mr Lang makes some design choices that may make for a better result down the road. His method for constructing the back of the cabinet and "nailer" can more readily accomodate imperfections in the wall during installation time (installation isn't really covered in the "simple" book).
Also, the "simple" book technique leverages the factory edges of the plywood, assuming that these are straight and square. Lang explains that you can't rely on factory edges being square, and shows you how to: a) determine if they are out of square, and if so, b) how to mitigate this.
Lang goes into great detail about making a storyboard, making lists, using spreadsheets, cut-lists, installation, really giving you insight into the thinking of a pro cabinet maker. I've read the entire book, and now reading again, and now the first chapters make more sense, having the perspective of all the info in the later chapters in my head now.
You might at first get frustrated that Lang is a bit like a newscaster, reporting all the options, and giving you the ins/outs of each option, but never really saying "I like this one best" (but the pro/con lists he does gives you a good clue), but as you get through it, you will discover they way he "often does it" or "likes to do it" for certain things. If you understand, follow, and execute the advice in this book, you should be able to build a fine set of cabinets, and understand and explain your choices to others and yourself.
I did get good info from the "simple" book, but as a more patient guy who wants more info on "why" I'm doing something, and don't mind reading twice as much info to get there...I like Lang's book better. If I wanted a more simple, step A, B, C approach to building cabinets, I might prefer the Paolini book ( I just ain't that guy).
I really appreciate how the author explains both sides of a given issue (e.g., attached or separate kick plate) and then gives good reasons for why he leans one way or another.
At this point in the project I've built six boxes for case-frame cabinets. Much more complicated than it sounds. There are so many design details to consider, determine, and document.
Today I'll be designing and building a cabinet base for one of the boxes, and designing its face-frame. While I'm still a little nervous about making mistakes I'm confident that with Mr. Lang's book I'll be successful.
Top reviews from other countries
Non è modernissimo, ma molti concetti sono sempre validi.
Per la cifra lo ritengo valido anche solo a livello culturale, ma ha anche validi spunti nella progettazione e realizzazione.
Mi sarebbe piaciuto avesse più fotografie, ma con l'evoluzione continua sarebbero fuori moda!
Davvero molto valido per chi vuole cimentarsi in questa attività e, ovviamente, conosce bene la lingua inglese.