Front cover of Illustrated Cabinetmaking
Front cover of Illustrated Cabinetmaking

Illustrated Cabinetmaking: How to Design and Construct Furniture That Works (Spiral Bound)

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Design and construct furniture that works with the help of the most complete visual guide ever published! 

It's all here:

  • Ideas and Inspiration. A visual source of information ranging from furniture styles and dimensions to joinery. The essence of more than 100 classic furniture pieces is captured in highly detailed, exploded drawings.
  • Standards. Take the guesswork out of designing kitchen cabinets, dining tables, desks, bookcases, and chests by applying the time-honored dimension and ergonomic standards shown here.
  • Options and Alternatives. With more than 150 joints and subassemblies at your fingertips, you'll be able to easily alter appearance or construction of any project.
  • Construction Solutions. More than 1,300 drawings take you inside the furniture and show you classic solutions to age-old problems, such as hanging a drawer, attaching a tabletop, and pegging a mortise.
  • Plans. If you don't have the time or inclination to design your own furniture, sources to locate the plans for most of the furniture pieces are included.

Illustrated Cabinetmaking is the most complete visual guide to furniture construction ever published. It includes hundreds of clearly-labeled drawings and exploded diagrams that explain everything there is to know about joints, subassemblies and furniture design.

This spiral book would be the perfect gift for the carpenters in your life. When searching for the best woodworking book, Illustrated Cabinetmaking is a great choice. The spiral bound version of Illustrated Cabinetmaking is great for those who really use and abuse their books. Our proprietary binding helps you lay this title flat for easier reading and handling. If you’re looking for DIY books for those who need help setting up shop, then the spiral bound version of Illustrated Cabinetmaking is the only way to go.

Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Spiral Bound ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781565233690
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1565233690
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.68 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

A little disappointed that it didn’t have what I was looking for


Just received these this morning and from what I’ve seen these are great. Can’t wait to use them. The binding and printing are top quality.

Cabinet making

Book is good. Coves more than just cabinetmaking. Shows how to build chairs, desks tables. Also goes into different styles of making i.e. shaker, Victorian, Chippendale. Doesn't show you how to make, but gives you an understanding of what you are looking at. Does not give you detailed plans or measurements of how to construct.


Not what they advertised as


Love it. Very detailed.

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