Author(s): Theresa Coleman
Today's homeowners seek the upscale, premium home styling offered by custom built-in shelving, storage units and cabinetry. Window seats, built-in entertainment centres, library walls, pub bars and kitchen banquettes are just some of the features found in luxury homes. These luxury features are now possible for do-it-yourself enthusiasts, with the help of this innovative book. "The Complete Guide to 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 decor.
"Coleman, Theresa. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Custom Shelves and Built-Ins. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2007. c.240p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-303-4. pap. $24.95."
DIY Cabinets, as Coleman (Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement) shows, are not just for kitchens. She begins with a beautiful portfolio of examples; lumber and material choices are followed by how to plan and lay out projects like traditional kitchen cabinetry as well as more unique and inspired projects, e.g., a window seat with built-in shelves and storage and a towel tower in the bath. The instructions are clear and comprehensive, and the projects are impressive. A fine choice for public libraries.
"-Library Journal, December 2007"
Theresa Coleman has shared knowledge about the construction industry as an author, an editor, and through her work in architecture. Theresa spends much of her free time designing and improving her 100-year-old home.