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Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Cabinet Making books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. 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 (2008)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadDesign and construct furniture that works with the help of the most complete visual guide ever published! It’s all here: 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…
Author(s): Bill Hylton

2. 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) (2014)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadThis practical handbook takes the mystery out of designing and making built-in cabinets! Take the confusion out of cabinetmaking by learning how to: Kitchens are the ultimate DIY woodworking project, offering the best return on investment! Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, clear instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary…
Author(s): Robert W. Lang

3. Building Kitchen Cabinets: Taunton’s BLP: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton’s Build Like a Pro) (2003)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadWhen you build your own cabinets you’re not just saving money. You also can improve upon the materials and construction used in factory-made cabinets, and get exactly the sizes you want. And with the techniques that Udo Schimdt demonstrates and explains in Building Kitchen Cabinets, you can incorporate custom details in your cabinets to make them even more distinctive. Arched doors, custom cornice treatments, oversize pantry cabinets, and solid wood end panels are just a few of the options to consider. If you’re comfortable using a router, tablesaw, and drill, this book will show you how to build beautiful…
Author(s): Udo Schmidt

4. Building Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple: A Book and Companion Step-by-Step Video DVD (2011)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadCabinets come in many styles and finishes, but the one thing they have in common is how much they can influence the overall appearance of a kitchen. A run of new cabinets can completely transform a space — and add significantly to the value of a home. It’s no wonder they can cost so much. But now they don’t have to. Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple demystifies kitchen cabinet construction and makes it possible for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer to build new cabinets for a fraction of the cost of buying them. This multi-media approach — DVD and…
Author(s): Gregory Paolini

5. Bookcases, Cabinets & Built-Ins (2012)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadIt’s a universal need―more storage. Whether you’re housing books and DVDs, kitchen items, sports gear for the kids, or even the very tools you use to create woodworking projects like these, a little extra storage goes a long way. Following the success of the best-selling Shelves, Cabinets & Bookcases (The Taunton Press), this all-new collection of 25 how-to articles from recent issues of Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines will inspire carpenters, woodworkers, and DIY-ers of all skill levels to create practical yet beautiful units for keeping life straight. Sturdy and attractive is the theme that runs…
Author(s): Editors of Fine Woodworking

6. Building Kitchen Cabinets and Bathroom Vanities (2015)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadA kitchen or bathroom renovation raises the value of a home. And with Building Kitchen Cabinets & Bathroom Vanities you’ll discover how surprisingly straightforward it is to do. Author Steve Cory’s heavily illustrated book – which contains nearly 500 photos and drawings – is a clear guide to building beautiful and sturdy kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Easy to follow. Building face-frame cabinets in a variety of styles, including Shaker, slab, and cottage – and for a fraction of what they would cost to buy – is made simple with Cory’s step-by-step instructions. Chapters are provided on: For the novice craftsmen…
Author(s): Steve Cory

7. Understanding Wood Finishing: How to Select and Apply the Right Finish (Fox Chapel Publishing) Practical & Comprehensive with Over 300 Color Photos and 40 Reference Tables & Troubleshooting Guides (2010)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadTake the mystery out of wood finishing! Inside you will find: For more than 18 years, Bob Flexner has been inspiring woodworkers with his writings and teachings on wood finishing. Now, from this best-selling author comes the long-awaited and completely updated second edition of Understanding Wood Finishing—the most practical, comprehensive book on finishing ever published. The first edition of Understanding Wood Finishing is widely regarded as the bible of wood finishing. “We use Understanding Wood Finishing as the textbook for our students…
Author(s): Bob Flexner

8. The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert (1996)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadWith more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has become a classic. It includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique–jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more….
Author(s): Albert Jackson, David Day

9. Built-Ins, Cabinets & Shelves (2018)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadA home can never have too much storage! In this collection of 25 articles from Fine Homebuilding and Fine Woodworking magazines, America’s most accomplished carpenters and woodworkers contribute their advice on building sturdy cabinets, built-ins, and shelves. Beginners and experts alike will love the basics section, which reviews must-know information about plywood, lumber, glue-ups, and safety while sawing. #308,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #762 in Home Design & Construction (Books) #239 in Carpentry #500 in Woodworking Projects (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you…
Author(s): Editors of Fine Homebuilding

10. How To Make Kitchen Cabinets: Build, Upgrade, and Install Your Own with the Experts at American Woodworker (Fox Chapel Publishing) (2011)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadShop tested expert advice for amateur woodworkers on how to build their own kitchen cabinets, and on how to make and install kitchen upgrades, culled from 35 articles that appeared in American Woodworker magazine, originally published between 1999 and 2010. American Woodworker has made its mark as the go to magazine for woodworkers building and installing built in cabinetry for kitchens and similar spaces in the home. Readers will learn how to make cabinets from plywood, how to make many styles of cabinet door including popular cathedral doors, how to build and install drawers, which hardware to choose,…
Author(s): Randy Johnson

11. Refacing Cabinets: Making an Old Kitchen New (Fine Homebuilding) (1997)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadBy refacing old cabinets, virtually anyone with basic skills can make a kitchen or any room in the house look stunning at a fraction of the cost of new. The secret is knowing how to refurbish old cabinets by applying high-quality wood laminate and new cabinet doors, door fronts, and/or trim. This book shows readers everything they need to know to achieve professional results. 130 color photos. 50 drawings. #1,157,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #858 in Home Repair #665 in Carpentry #1581 in Woodworking Projects (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): Herrick Kimball

12. Bob Lang’s Complete Kitchen Cabinet Maker: Shop Drawings and Professional Methods for Designing and Constructing Every Kind of Kitchen and Built-In Cabinet (2006)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadDetails how to approach the complex job of designing and making traditional or contemporary built-in cabinets. #548,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #378 in Carpentry #866 in Woodworking Projects (Books) #18311 in Crafts & Hobbies (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Robert W. Lang

13. Built-Ins: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton’s Build Like a Pro) (2009)

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should ReadFor anyone with basic woodworking skills up to the most skilled master craftsman, this book provides a unique perspective on built-ins — from strategic planning, to dealing with idiosyncratic spaces, to practical advice on a wide range of projects. As the latest addition to our successful Build Like A Pro series, Built-Ins gives you 192 pages of insights and guidance from longtime how-to author Bob Settich. You’ll discover all the tools, tips and techniques you need to tackle everything from shelves and drawers to closets and entertainment…
Author(s): Robert J. Settich

Best Cabinet Making Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some cabinet making books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Furniture-Making Projects for the Wood Craftsman

Author(s): Furniture & Cabinetmaking
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman, Year: 2000, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1051359

Making and Breaking Governments: Cabinets and Legislatures in Parliamentary Democracies

Author(s): Michael Laver, Kenneth A. Shepsle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 1996, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 387981

Governing Together: The Extent and Limits of Joint Decision-Making in Western European Cabinets

Author(s): Jean Blondel, Ferdinand Müller-Rommel (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 1993, Size: 30 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2065630

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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