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Forum topic by redwing98 posted 12-21-2009 12:03 AM 1003 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-21-2009 12:03 AM

Hey all,

I’m getting ready to start building new kitchen cabinets and I’ve watched Norm at nauseum in his series on kitchen cabinets…...... I’m just looking for a book to read and use as a reference guide while I’m working.

I see a large variety on the web but wanted some suggestions on books you guys have….


-- Woodworker wannabe in training

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#1 posted 12-21-2009 02:21 AM

If you have watched Norm’s cabinet work and understood what he was doing I’m not sure you need a book. My suggestion it to go to the library. They should have lots of books on cabinets. If you find one you like then buy it. Check for some used ones at a better price.

Before you start your cabinets check out which types of hardware you want to use. Drawer slides and hinges vary a lot in quality, features, and price; and also affect the design of your cabinet. The prices may shock you.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 04:18 AM

My recommendations-books I’ve used to build cabinets (see my entertainment center in my Projects area of Home page)

Cabinets and Built-Ins, Paul Levine (used on Amazon)

Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Jere Cary (used on Amazon)

for a DVD, get Marc Adams Cabinet Making

-- Gerry

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 04:36 AM

I like two
Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Jere Cary and building traditional cabinets by Jim tolpin he also has a revised edition.
I buy many of my books sometimes as low as 99 cents on

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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