The Complete Guide to Shelves & Built-Ins: Build Custom Add-ons to Create a One-of-a-kind Home (Paperback)

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Theresa Coleman has shared knowledge about the construction industry as a book author and editor, magazine editor, and through her work in architecture. Making home improvement fun is her top mission and to start kids on this path she created a kid's playing card game about home improvement for the National Association of Home Builders called Build It! She also is a co-author of DIY: Know-How with Show-How from DK Publishing. Theresa spends much of her free time designing and improving her 100-year-old home. Theresa has branded the design theme for her current house: Formal Farmhouse.
Luxury Built In to Every Project

Today's homeowners seek the upscale, premium home styling offered by custom built-in shelving, storage units and cabinetry. Window seats, loft beds, library walls, pub bars and kitchen banquettes are just some of the features found in luxury homes.

And these luxury features are now possible for do-it-yourselfers, with the help of this innovative book. The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves & Built-ins shows readers how to achieve the finest built-ins by adapting stock cabinets and pre-made shelving to create amazing effects with only the most basic of carpentry skills. Other projects are based on traditional and classic cabinet-making methods.

With more than 30 ingenious step-by-step projects, this book will help any homeowners achieve custom built-ins that add function and style to any home d¬cor.

  • Features easy-to-achieve built-ins made from stock cabinetryuno expert carpentry skills needed
  • Includes built-ins for every space in the home -- from garage to formal living room
  • Includes a chapter on cabinet basics, including installation


ISBN 9781589233034
Genre HOUSE & HOME / Remodeling & Renovation
Format Paperback
Pages 238
Publisher Date 2007-08-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Cool Springs Pr
Copyright Year 2007
Height 10.5 in
Wdth 8.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.95 lb
Language English
Subtitle Build Custom Add-ons to Create a One-of-a-kind Home
Series Name Black & Decker Home Improvement Library
Audience General/trade
Authors Coleman, Theresa
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
Country of Origin United States

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  • Great directions
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    Has great directions for building what you need. Once you learn the basics, you can do all sorts of projects & this book should get you there.

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  • Helpful book
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    This is a helpful item especially fort hose who don't have lots of carpentry experience. The design incorporates ready-made cabinets which can be purchased from your local home improvement store.

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  • EVERYONE needs this book!
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    This is my all-time favorite home remodeling book!! The book features great ideas and easy to follow plans and directions on a large variety of built in ideas. There is also a section that reviews the type of tools you need (all black and decker of course, lol) and the function of each tool. They've also thrown in some neat tips and tricks on things like how to efficiently remove chaulk. There are ideas and plans for everything from a loft bed, to built in shelves, a beautiful window seat/shelf combo and so much more! You will LOVE this book!

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