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Display Cases You Can Build

Display Cases You Can Build
by Danny Proulx

Popular Woodworking Books: 2002
pb, 128 pp., $24.99
ISBN 1-55870-606-2

     In eleven well thought-out cabinetry projects, Danny Proulx guides the reader with well illustrated plans, cut lists and step by step instructions on modern joinery techniques.
     Genereal woodworking information and tips lead us through raised panel doors and drawers, tenons and grooves, pocket-hole joinery, installation of latches and lamp assemblies, different uses of glass, attachments of skirt boards and cornices, and general constuction of each project.
     The author is clear in explaining how to proceed, with multiple color photos of the techniques being discussed. Tall display cases, a large china hutch, wall mounted cabinet, and a glass-faced divider wall cabinet are some of the projects. From small to large, simple to complex, you can choose a display unit right for your needs and follow the author through its production.
     "Don't be shy about using a technique in one chapter to build a project in another," Proulx says. "That's the whole idea. Don't hesitate to experiment, because the knowledge gained by making mistakes is valuable. Building these projects will result in a nice piece of furniture, but the real value is in learning something new." A book like this one, written by a proven teacher, is an excellent way to do just that.

. . . Barb Siddiqui