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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction

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The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction

Expert woodworker and writer Andy Rae takes the construction of furniture and breaks it into components -- from boxes, cases, doors and drawers to shelves and feet. He explains all the techniques used to build them, so you can choose the ones that are best for you. Then he shows you how to put the pieces together to make great furniture.You'll acquire a working knowledge of woodworking materials, a higher control over your work and tools and an understanding of basic design principles.


Features:
  • A graphic, step-by-step presentation of basic furniture construction techniques
  • Visual maps, cross-references and indexes make information easy to find
  • Covers the many woodworking methods and tools available
  • Modern, up-to-date coverage of tools and techniques
  • Part of a three-volume encyclopedia of woodworking


"After 20 plus years of practicing the craft, I still search daily for new ways of working. Once you discover something that works, call it your own and stand by it."-- Andy Rae
(1) The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction Book
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 070534
Weight 3.3000
Tech Spec
  • Published 2001
Cover Style Hard Cover
Pages 320 Pages
Author Andy Rae
Topic Furniture
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I love this book. Most of the woodworking books on the market have regurgitated information that tend to miss the mark; not this book. All the information in this book is greatly descriptive, complimented with color photos, and is still simple enough for a beginner to comprehend.
June 22, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
GIFT FOR SON
January 25, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This book is an excellent reference guide for the shop and is layed out to be used that way, just as its author intended it to be. The book's content gives the reader the general concept of every aspect of cabinet, door and drawer construction. However, so as to avoid any confusion, it is not is a step by step guide for cabinet construction and was not intended to be.

If a person is serious about increasing their knowledge of the principles and best practices of this type of woodworking, then this book is worth having.
December 22, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great book!
July 31, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Emerging Woodworker
I've been taking on increasingly difficult projects over the past handful of years. My first entry into 'finer' woodworking is a dresser. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Furniture & Cabinet Construction gives examples that are easily incorporated to my dresser project. They seem to give enough different methods from their projects to find a technique that will work with my skills and tools.

A good buy for me. I would recommend it.
May 27, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great buy. Would recommend for beginners.
July 24, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Experienced woodworker
I have owned this book for 7 or 8 years. I open it up occasionally for ideas and find the more experience I gain, the more out of date this book seems. There is some good basic stuff for beginning woodworkers.
December 16, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Want to build custom dressers for kids rooms and possibly built in cabinets in family room
Michael G on Jan 3, 2019
Looking for ideas for a unique sideboard/hutch to store seasonal china sets.
Georgia S on Dec 1, 2017
Want to build custom dressers for kids rooms and possibly built in cabinets in family room
Michael G on Jan 3, 2019
Looks like a good reference book. Good reviews
Robert M on May 8, 2018
Looking for ideas for a unique sideboard/hutch to store seasonal china sets.
Georgia S on Dec 1, 2017
Refreshing myself on wood working now that I have retired and have time
Joe L on May 11, 2017
recommended by Popular Mechanics
merle a d on Jan 15, 2017
idea generator
Richard W on Sep 19, 2016
Looks like a good reference book. Good reviews
Robert M on May 8, 2018
Refreshing myself on wood working now that I have retired and have time
Joe L on May 11, 2017
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