Build Doors and Drawers With Confidence
Few things trouble beginning and intermediate woodworkers as much as the prospect of building a well-fitted door or drawer. There are so many techniques (and so many ways to mess up) that some woodworkers even turn to commercial door- and drawer-building services to do this work for them.
If you have any qualms about building these essential furniture components, a copy of Danny Proulx's Cabinet Doors and Drawers will help immensely in building your confidence when making cabinets. Proulx, a long-time professional cabinetmaker, has developed a long list of no-nonsense tricks to building everything from a humble slab door to a finely dovetailed cabinet drawer.
And in this book, he lays them all out. Learn to choose and install European hidden hinges. The sight of these mechanical gizmos makes most beginning woodworkers retreat to the simple butt hinge --a big mistake. European hinges are simpler and more adjustable than any other hinge on the market. Once you understand how they work, you'll want to use them. And once you see Proulx's trick to installing them, you'll use them all the time.
All of the techniques are outlined in the book using hundreds of full-color step photos, illustrations of joints and hardware and the plainspoken text that Danny Proulx has become known for with his other books on building cabinets and furniture. In addition to all the instruction on techniques, Proulx manages to squeeze in plans for the jigs that make his shop work easier.