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Cabinets, Shelves & Home Storage Solutions: Practical Ideas & Projects for Organizing Your Home Paperback – Oct 1 2004

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner; First edition (Oct. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580112129
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580112123
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #907,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Today's homeowners are looking to create additional storage space in the home with the most design flair possible. Cabinets, Shelves & Home Storage Solutions addresses a problem that is common to all homeowners: lack of adequate storage. The book presents the reader with the latest in storage solutions from some of the country's leading designers. The book also covers the latest in storage ideas and products. For the do-it-yourselfer, there are 24 fully illustrated projects for the kitchen, bath, bedroom, living room, and utility room to improve the storage possibilities of any home. An extensive techniques section provides the novice handyperson with the skills they will need to complete the projects.

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Cabinets, Shelves & Home Storage Solutions

Cabinets, Shelves & Home Storage Solutions solves your home’s storage problems. Dozens of photographs show the latest trends in storage ideas and techniques. Building these useful storage projects will help you organize your home.

• 24 storage projects you can build

• Dozens of ideas for improving your home’s storage

• Over 475 color photographs and illustrations

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This book arrived on time and in brand new condition. The book has lots of valuable information and in easy to understand format. I certainly would recommend this book to anyone interested in renovating or who loves to build or get built home storage systems.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for ideas Oct. 26 2008
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Though not comprehensive, this book has plenty of photos to inspire you and some good ideas for storage. The "kitchen" section has plans for building base, wall, and pantry-style cabinets which should be enough for you to extrapolate to full scale a construction effort, assuming you can work out some of the finer details on your own. I hoped to find more detail in this book. However, it is more of an overview and I think I might use this book to try a small project first, such as a garage cabinet that doesn't have to be pretty. Depending how that goes, I might tackle the kitchen remodel with higher quality materials.

The introductory section shows you what tools you might use for these kinds of projects. However, one thing I was hoping for was some more information on solid woods and possibly veneers. I have questions about what to use for large surface areas if you are building with solid wood, and what to look for in solid woods for cabinet building. That kind of information is briefly mentioned but not covered in detail. The front face of doors, for instance, might be bordered by hardwood but the interior panel is thinner and usually a plywood or veneer. I was hoping this book might tell me how to make that, but it didn't (at least not in much detail). I was also hoping for more information on the wood types for cabinet bodies. It mentions particleboard and plywood but doesn't offer a lot of information on how to make these materials look nice. I was hoping for info on these details.

The other sections on bedroom and closet storage are very useful. I've built strong and functional (but not pretty) shelves before; this book should help me make them prettier next time with less bulky construction. There are neat designs for under-the-bed storage and closet shelving that I intend to use one of these days.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed April 5 2012
By Marilyn L. James - Published on
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As a basic how-to book, I suppose it is ok. However, I was actually hoping that plans were in the book for the combination cabinet that is featured on the front that has drawers on the bottom and doors on the top. These specific plans are not included. What is included are the following: entertainment center (doors only), tall bookcase, window seat with drawers, chest of drawers, bunk beds, toy box, under-bed drawer (drawer with wheels), platform bed, bedroom wall unit (book case with drawers at the bottom, base kitchen cabinet, wall cabinet, pantry cabinet (doors only), roll-out shelf, door-mounted shelves, cutting board with knife storage, spice rack, medicine cabinet, vanity, clothes hamper, short bookcase, fold-down desk, sewing center and utility shelving. Lots of plans for lots of projects, but when you're a beginner it's difficult to know what to take from each of several plans in order to devise your own plan, which is what we would need to do with this book in order to get the cabinet with the drawers on the bottom of it like in the photo on the cover.
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising detail Feb. 4 2014
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This goes into more detail than I thought it would. Includes dado and rabbits with a tablesaw or router. Great for a beginner and intermediate woodworker. I recommend.
5.0 out of 5 stars book June 6 2013
By Teresa Sue Allen - Published on
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like this very much very helpful to have to tells how to make things out of wood tells you different nails, screws to use hardware to
4.0 out of 5 stars great guide Feb. 18 2014
By Mary M. Allen-Grube - Published on
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Helpful instruction and plans. Visuals very easy to understand. Trying to learn and maybe build my own cabinets. Would recommend.