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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book in the fundamentals of cabinet building.
From layout of kitchen through installation, Jere Cary takes you thru each step of construction. Especially helpful are standard dimensions, options, and what to do if you goof. This book is helpful if you are building any casework, whether it has shelves, doors, or drawers. Don't let the title lead you to think it's only for kitchen cabinets.
Published on 26 Jan 1998

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3.0 out of 5 stars Is plywood the only material available ?
Please don't get me wrong - I enjoyed this book - it's got many good tips even if it's somewhat outdated (1991).
The main bugbears I had were it's almost total reliance on 3/4 inch plywood (expensive and unnecessary) and the fact that the title is a bit of a misnomer. Make 'your own' cabinets - hardly, and here's why. If you took Mr Cary's advice and made the various...
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is plywood the only material available ?, 21 Nov 2002
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This review is from: Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets (A Fine Woodworking Book) (Paperback)
Please don't get me wrong - I enjoyed this book - it's got many good tips even if it's somewhat outdated (1991).
The main bugbears I had were it's almost total reliance on 3/4 inch plywood (expensive and unnecessary) and the fact that the title is a bit of a misnomer. Make 'your own' cabinets - hardly, and here's why. If you took Mr Cary's advice and made the various jigs he suggests you'ld very quickly double the price of your kitchen and it's not everyone who has a professional workshop in his back yard to do it in. The book is pitched at people making kitchens for others. Who's going to spend two or three days making a 'cutoff box' for one kitchen?
Having said that I thought the plan for the router table and other points such as the cutting lists were good.
If you like all your measurements in Imperial, if you like plywood and you want a John-Boy Walton type kitchen, then this is the book for you.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book in the fundamentals of cabinet building., 26 Jan 1998
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This review is from: Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets (A Fine Woodworking Book) (Paperback)
From layout of kitchen through installation, Jere Cary takes you thru each step of construction. Especially helpful are standard dimensions, options, and what to do if you goof. This book is helpful if you are building any casework, whether it has shelves, doors, or drawers. Don't let the title lead you to think it's only for kitchen cabinets.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for the beginning cabinet maker!, 30 Oct 1998
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This review is from: Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets (A Fine Woodworking Book) (Paperback)
I found Mr. Cary's book to be a worthwhile investment in time and money! He is very detailed oriented, without being redundant or boring, when describing each phase of building your cabinet. He provides you with step-by-step prodecures that are clear and easy to follow! He also provides helpful hints on how to avoid mistakes and what can be done when mistakes are made. This book is a must have for those who have two left thumbs like me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 July 2014
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Excellent service as always and excellent price of course.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide for the beginner., 6 Dec 2013
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While renovating my house I realised I'd need a new kitchen
I saved a fortune by buying a router, table saw and this book !
I'll never buy a kitchen cabinet again!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless instructions for those with the time to spare., 7 July 2013
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Excellent resource for taking ready made cabinets and making them bespoke. If I had more time or were fitting kitchens for a living it would be invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just love it, 20 April 2013
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Just love it, great product you just can't go wrong. Excellent service, excellent product. Would strongly recommend to friends, no worries. Take care.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, 5 Dec 2000
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It is an excellent book which is ideal for anyone who wishes to build a kitchen cabinet. It is simple, systematic and complete.
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