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Offline DzordanoBruno

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Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« on: July 18, 2015, 05:34 PM »
Hello Gentlemen,
Have you any tips for good book of cabinet making?
I am rookie cabinet maker, and need some tips for make the cabinet easier and in best quality.
Thank You for your answers.

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Offline roblg3

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Re: Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2015, 05:52 PM »
I bought one by Gregory Paolini.  He has a few good "different" ideas than the standard fair.  Like crosscutting before ripping your sheet goods...because let's face it, toe kick can be made from any ole scrap...and you can get 6 cabinet sides instead of only 4 using that method.  There is NOT ONLY 1 WAY!  There are many good effective ways to do woodworking.  Every time I find a "RULE" i challenge it, often the only supplied answer is "Because, that's how we've always done it"...just because you've been doing it that way for 100 years doesn't mean it's the right or even best method.  Ok, that way works...but so does this way...
Paolini's Book is "Building Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple"  It has a DVD, it's reasonably thin with lots of good stuff and less than $25.  Pretty sure woodcraft and/or amazon have it.  There's a ton of OTHER ways to do the same or similar techniques that Greg illustrates.  I'm not a "friend" of Greg's, but I've been to dinner with him and others a few times, he's a good woodworker and a nice guy.  Good luck friend!  If you think i might be able to help you, feel free to shoot me a PM anytime!
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Offline Brent Taylor

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Re: Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 08:54 PM »
Mine are titles from the 80's, so they may not all  be in  print,  but here's the ones I used for  reference.  Making Kitchen Cabinets by Paul  Levine,  European Cabinetry  by Jim Christ,  and Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets by Jere Cary. The first two are mainly European and the last is traditional design. When I started out building cabinets back in the 80's there was very little about European cabinets, I was lucky enough to be taught by a Swedish furniture maker in college  (RIP), he was the man who first exposed me to Festo  and Hammer. I ended up with  his tools  after he passed and I was still using them until a few years ago.  Enough memory lane stuff.  Hope the booksame are still available.     

Offline Billedis

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Re: Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 09:45 PM »
Check out Marc Sommerfeld's videos.  A great help to get me started.  Bill

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 12:37 PM »
You can still get Paul Levines video but the book is hard to come by.

Danny Proulx ( RIP) has some very good book on the subj. however I use Joe Fuscos method.

Joe Fuscos method is what I use now. I use a couple of dominos instead of the 5 screws here is a link to part  2 you can search part 1

Offline Hunter

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Re: Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 01:26 PM »
I was about to recommend Joe's videos too.  That works really well for me (I'm DIY, so my frame of reference is a bathroom (1 large cab), a laundry room (4 base, 3 upper), and a kitchenette (6 base, 3 upper).

3/4" ply, screws, 32mm divisible cab height (make up any exact height needs in the base), and a ladder base. Easy to build, strong, easy to attach (wall and each other), easy to level, and easy to redo/reuse later if you like...

Good luck,
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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 05:47 PM »
The only woodworking book I still own, The Bible:
Building Tradtional Kitchen Cabinets

Offline jacko9

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Re: Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 06:48 PM »
Gregory Paolini, Building Kitchen Cabinets Made Simple ebook and video ;


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Offline MetalDemigod

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Re: Which book fot cabinet making tips?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2015, 01:47 AM »
I'm going to look at the references above, but this guy MrBigerock did any awesome job on YouTube I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THEM, 21 in all and presents a great festool approach, I plan to do my kitchen along the lines of his "system".