Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins: Build Custom Add-ons to Create a One-of-a-kind Home

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Cool Springs Press, Aug 1, 2007 - House & Home - 240 pages
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Luxury Built In to Every Project

Today's homeowners seek the upscale, premium home styling offered by custom built-in shelving, storage units and cabinetry. Window seats, loft beds, library walls, pub bars and kitchen banquettes are just some of the features found in luxury homes.

And these luxury features are now possible for do-it-yourselfers, with the help of this innovative book. The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins shows readers how to achieve the finest built-ins by adapting stock cabinets and pre-made shelving to create amazing effects with only the most basic of carpentry skills. Other projects are based on traditional and classic cabinet-making methods.

With more than 30 ingenious step-by-step projects, this book will help any homeowners achieve custom built-ins that add function and style to any home d¬cor.

  • Features easy-to-achieve built-ins made from stock cabinetryłno expert carpentry skills needed
  • Includes built-ins for every space in the home -- from garage to formal living room
  • Includes a chapter on cabinet basics, including installation

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User Review  - srotag -

This is a helpful item especially fort hose who dont have lots of carpentry experience. The design incorporates readymade cabinets which can be purchased from your local home improvement store. Read full review

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins: Build Custom Add-ons to Create a One-of-a-kind Home (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)

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Cabinets, as Coleman (Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement) shows, are not just for kitchens. She begins with a beautiful portfolio of examples; lumber and material choices are followed by how to plan and ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Theresa Coleman has shared knowledge about the construction industry as a book author and editor, magazine editor, and through her work in architecture. Making home improvement fun is her top mission and to start kids on this path she created a kid's playing card game about home improvement for the National Association of Home Builders called Build It! She also is a co-author of DIY: Know-How with Show-How from DK Publishing. Theresa spends much of her free time designing and improving her 100-year-old home. Theresa has branded the design theme for her current house: Formal Farmhouse.

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