Gregory Paolini's Building Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple
An outstanding introduction to kitchen cabinet construction, finishing and installation
of this outstanding book!
Building Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple is the product of someone who combines his woodworking business with years of teaching experience. Among other events, he teaches the perennially sold-out FESTOOL®-authorized training classes at his shop near Asheville, North Carolina. His teaching style, tips and pointers alone make this book a must-have for anyone considering kitchen cabinetmaking. A great reference, and a perfect complement to Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker.
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Gregory has done a wonderful job going from start to finish discussing everything from planning, organizing, documenting, dimensioning, positioning, minimizing waster, building, face frames, frameless, edge banding, assembly, sanding, finishing, etc. etc. etc. Throughout the book Gregory explains in detail how-to, what size, why, when, and has many valuable tips-n-tricks throughout the book. After reading the book, I’m completely comfortable to begin my kitchen cabinet remodel and highly recommend this book to new cabinet makers or pro’s looking to learn best practices to streamline, optimize, and improve efficiencies in their own process. Thanks Hans for the great recommendation!!
This is a really great book for the price. It's in full color and the book itself is a good size to get detailed pictures and text on the same page. It really does walk you through building cabinets from the ground up, assuming the reader has no prior knowledge. This is perfect for me because I am new to woodworking so there are many terms in here that are explained that would no otherwise be on forums and communities on the Internet. I can't rate this book highly enough for the content, it really walks the reader through all parts of a cabinet and the process to build, including different joinery methods and explanations as to what are the most commonly used materials and why.