The editors of Creative Publishing international (Minneapolis, MN) have created more than 30 best-selling classics on home repair and remodeling.
Great organization is the hallmark of this series, and this title
is no exception. The book begins with instructions on cabinetry,
starting with easier-to-install stock cabinetry and tips and
recommendations for selecting products and removing old cabinetry.
The second section pairs cabinets with countertops. DIYers will
find a wealth of information here. The projects are well organized,
with lists of necessary materials, and a helpful introduction
explains the use of basic tools. The illustrations are useful, too:
step-by-step instructions are accompanied by clear photos, and the
projects feature exploded-view drawings with cutting lists. Some
projects have been directly copied from Black & Decker The
Complete Guide to Kitchens, 3d ed. The glamour shots have been
updated, and the installation of recycled-paper countertops is new.
VERDICT Overall, this is a solid manual for most homeowners with
the tools and know-how to tackle such projects. Very strongly
recommended. - Library Journal