“Bob Lang’s Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker” has been one of my most successful books since it was published in 2006. It’s been reprinted several times (an unusual occurrence for a woodworking book in this day and age) and about a year ago my publisher decided it was time to give it a facelift. As a result, copies have been in short supply and prices for used copies on Amazon have been at insane levels. I ran out of copies months ago and scrambled to find more to take care of the folks who wanted a signed copy from me. I wasn’t expecting the new edition until late this summer, but when I got home today, my first copies were waiting for me.
What makes this book different from the dozens of other books on the topic? Like most of my books, I wrote this one to fill a need and create the sort of book that I would have found useful when I was starting out. What I needed to know (and what most builders approaching their first kitchen need to know) is what the options are, what is the difference between this and that, how can I do this work in a small shop and how do I organize a complex project so that I don’t lose my mind (or my spouse and friends) between starting and finishing.
You can read more about this (and my other books) on my website. At the moment, I believe I’m the only one with copies of this edition for sale.
-- Bob Lang, http://readwatchdo.com