|Review by Mark Shymanski||posted 08-07-2009 11:00 PM||2505 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Title: Illustrated Cabinetmaking How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works
Author: Bill Hylton
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Vendor: Lee Valley
This book is divided into 4 sections: Fundamentals, Joints, Subassemblies and Furniture. Each section clearly explains and illustrates the section topic well with easily understood terms or readily supplied definitions for new terms. The ilustrations and text really do an excellent job of communicating how a particular joint or aspect of furniture work. I’m not sure if I spent more time reading the words or studying the pictures, both are really useful.
A great book, especially for the novice (such as myself :-) trying to design some cabinets. I enjoyed reading it but I found it particularily useful when I had sketchup open and needed to understand how a partcular aspect worked so that I could first draw it and then build it. I won’t reveal the depth of my ignorance by telling you how many times I needed to refer to this book, just rest assured it is a well worn copy now LOL! It isn’t a tool that generates sawdust but I think it is one of my, now, well worn tools. I highly recommend it.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2