Built-Ins by Robert J. Settich

By Robert J. Settich

For a person with easy woodworking abilities as much as the main expert grasp craftsman, this publication offers a distinct standpoint on built-ins -- from strategic making plans, to facing idiosyncratic areas, to functional recommendation on quite a lot of tasks. because the most modern addition to our winning construct Like a professional sequence, Built-Ins grants 192 pages of insights and counsel from longtime how-to writer Bob Settich. Youll notice all of the instruments, suggestions and methods you want to take on every little thing from cabinets and drawers to closets and leisure facilities. And youll decide up the entire alternate secrets and techniques you must upload everlasting worth for your domestic, by way of growing beautiful space for storing and getting rid of litter. listed here are a couple of examples of what youll locate: • the best way to plan built-ins to accomplish their functionality and healthy the gap the place theyre being put in • thoughts for assembly the demanding situations of this sort of development, equivalent to partitions out of plumb, asymmetric flooring and the random vagaries youll come across, in particular in older homes • shrewdpermanent how one can use inventory cabinetry to create a custom-built glance with no ranging from scratch by way of taking a pragmatic step by step method of each undertaking and strategy, this beneficial reference quantity gives you every thing you must layout, plan and build built-ins to augment any domestic.

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Rip these two parts to size. sides and cut thickness of the a groove into the back side of the face-frame stiles 1⁄4-in. deep and with its outer edge 1⁄4-in. from each side, as shown in Photo B . 3. Attach a sacrificial face to your rip fence, s t r a t e g i e s F e g 7. Measure the groove-to-groove distance on the face-frame, and add 1⁄ 2 in. to determine the length of the top and bottom. I find that a rigid rule gives a more accurate reading than a tape measure, so I use it when the scale of the project permits, as shown in Photo ­g­.

In actual practice, though, it’s much safer to buy all the molding you need for your project at one time from the same supplier. ­30 m a T e r i a l s 2. ­Cut the profile strip free from the board on your tablesaw. If possible, position the profile outside of the blade so it falls away from the blade as shown in Photo ­B­. A strip caught between the blade and fence represents a kickback hazard. removing­and­reusing­moldings­ The demolition phase of a project isn’t simply about applying brute force.

Cut both the right and left halves of the joint, and then test-fit the pair, as shown in Photo B . If you’re painting the molding, you can hide an imperfect joint with putty, but clear finishes require more care and finesse. ­32 m a t e r i a l s the miter joint and nail the pieces in place, as shown in Photo C . For more information on fastening tools and techniques, see p. 124 and the sidebar “Tougher Than (Ordinary) Nails” on p. 35. Learning to cope 1. One half of a cope cut is very easy— simply butt one length of molding into a corner.

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