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UPDATE: Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe

comments (289) November 17th, 2011 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Building Small Cabinets by Doug Stowe
Taunton Press, 2011.
$24.95; 176 pp.

Doug Stowe has graciously offered to give away an autographed copy of his new book, Building Small Cabinets. Leave another comment for your chance to win.

Doug Stowe has been a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine and is known for his boxes. Now he has written Building Small Cabinets - a book with eight different projects ranging from a simple shaker pegboard cabinet to a Krenov-inspired cabinet on a stand. The book has detailed instructions and step-by-step photos to help beginner to intermediate woodworkers hone their skills and create functional and attractive cabinets. Detailed drawings are also included. Building Small Cabinets not only shows you how to make these eight great projects but also offers suggestions on how to customize the designs to make something uniquely yours.

Lucky KenHANGITALL is the 1st winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Live4ever is the 2nd winner. His comment was chosen at random and he won the autographed copy of the book.


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Comments (289)

freeper7 freeper7 writes: On page 6 of Building Small Cabinets, the dimensions of the back call for 15/16" thickness. On page 14, we are told to resaw 4/4 stock to get boards 9/16" thick.

I wish I had read page 14 first!

Are there any other dimensional errors that have been reported? Does FWW have a site where such errors are recorded?
Posted: 9:31 am on August 17th

BackYardHunt BackYardHunt writes: I really like the look of the cabinet on the lower right of the cover. I would love to win an autographed copy of the book.
Posted: 12:32 am on November 26th

DougStowe DougStowe writes: Thank you all for joining in the fun. My congratulations to Live4ever. His signed book is on the way. My thanks also to those who have said nice things about my books and blog.


Posted: 3:48 pm on November 18th

littlej littlej writes: Can't have to many furniture making books!

Posted: 7:18 am on November 18th

ptsweeney ptsweeney writes: Thank you for offering another chance to obtain your book. As an industrial arts teacher, I am a huge fan of your wisdom of the hands program. I am always reading your blog for information that will help me keep up the fight for technical education.
Posted: 10:42 pm on November 17th

Jollyroger Jollyroger writes: If at first, ye don't succeed, try, try again.
Posted: 10:00 pm on November 15th

tommyd100 tommyd100 writes: I have the box book and DVD,would really like to have this new book also.
Posted: 7:31 pm on November 15th

tlpmap tlpmap writes: Thanks for the opportunity. (Oregon)
Posted: 9:18 am on November 15th

GunpowderWoodworks GunpowderWoodworks writes: I'll take it!
Posted: 3:28 pm on November 14th

mharrington mharrington writes: Second try's a charm??? Fingers crossed.
Posted: 5:42 am on November 14th

PBHS PBHS writes: I have a copy of Doug's book on making boxes. Based on that experience this book would be as, if not more, enjoyable.

Posted: 11:23 pm on November 13th

azbird azbird writes: It sure would be cool to make a small cabinet to hold this book.
Posted: 6:00 pm on November 13th

Peltrie Peltrie writes: Looks like a great book. You can definitely count me in. A simple gift for the one's you care about.
Posted: 5:25 pm on November 13th

elmersglu elmersglu writes: this looks like a great book!
Posted: 4:10 pm on November 13th

Maurice Maurice writes: Please sign me up!

Posted: 3:04 pm on November 13th

Joe Scannell Joe Scannell writes: With a good-sized collection of beautiful but short pieces of wood, a book on small projects is just what the doctor ordered. Count me in.
Posted: 1:29 pm on November 13th

John_Como John_Como writes: Sounds good.
Posted: 9:09 am on November 13th

yannick yannick writes: No hard feelings for loosing on the 1st one - I'll take this one. :)
Posted: 8:10 pm on November 12th

Wixom Wixom writes: I would love to win this book. It looks very interesting.
Posted: 6:08 pm on November 12th

tbrown178 tbrown178 writes: count me in.
Posted: 6:01 pm on November 12th

jockcameron jockcameron writes: OK lets make this simple - Please!
Posted: 1:41 pm on November 12th

anonmt anonmt writes: Doug's books are great! This would be great to own.
Posted: 12:47 pm on November 12th

Larry_Gallagher Larry_Gallagher writes: I follow Doug's blog; sign me up for a chance to win!
Posted: 12:09 pm on November 12th

DouglasPowell DouglasPowell writes: Looks interesting.
Posted: 6:03 am on November 12th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: This looks like a very interesting book.I'd love to win this.
Posted: 1:29 am on November 12th

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: Good book.
Posted: 11:34 pm on November 11th

ISAF2007 ISAF2007 writes: You cannot open a book without learning something.
Posted: 10:21 pm on November 11th

mrasmuss mrasmuss writes: I have every copy of Fine Woodworking in hard copy and read every one of them from cover to cover. I am extremely excited about his give-away because when I was recovering from a life threatening disability 4 years ago, I had the opportunity to take a box making class from Doug Stowe when he was here in the San Francisco Bay Area. This book would certainly be one of the crown jewels in my collection!
Posted: 10:15 pm on November 11th

sadie170 sadie170 writes: What happened I thought that I have won this book already, ok please send it to me again.
Posted: 8:41 pm on November 11th

jbrama jbrama writes: As I've grown my skills in woodworking, I've definitely learned to appreciate FWW more and more. Other magazines are OK to start you out...., but when you're ready to step up your game it's time to start reading FWW.
Posted: 8:29 pm on November 11th

Herrmy Herrmy writes: I am a collector of all kinds of goodies and I need cabinets to put them into. Problem...I'm not a good, naw, not even a little bit good at making a cabinet. A book by an expert like Doug Stowe, would help me to become at the very least, a good novice. Thanks
Posted: 7:45 pm on November 11th

Herrmy Herrmy writes: I am a collector of all kinds of goodies and I need cabinets to put them into. Problem...I'm not a good, naw, not even a little bit good at making a cabinet. A book by an expert like Doug Stowe, would help me to become at the very least, a good novice. Thanks
Posted: 7:44 pm on November 11th

gewing gewing writes: sweet book. I need to build a few small cabinets anyway.
Posted: 6:47 pm on November 11th

shavemaker shavemaker writes: This would complete my set of Doug Stowe's fabulous books
Posted: 6:38 pm on November 11th

WiseGuy81 WiseGuy81 writes: Keep the books coming...I need all the help I can get! Many thanks!
Posted: 5:08 pm on November 11th

tullymon tullymon writes: I have really enjoyed Doug's book on making small boxes and look forward to this one also.
Posted: 1:16 pm on November 11th

JAurand JAurand writes: Yay for book giveaways!
Posted: 12:08 pm on November 11th

caub caub writes: Thanks for offering another book! Hope this one is mine :)
Posted: 11:59 am on November 11th

Red_F Red_F writes: Commenting again

Posted: 11:51 am on November 11th

1850timberframe 1850timberframe writes: Count me in as well for this one!
Posted: 10:47 am on November 11th

kghaile kghaile writes: I still really want this book!!
Posted: 10:40 am on November 11th

RenX99 RenX99 writes: I follow Doug's blog, and he's on the right track for improving education. Our children are losing out on so much when they do not work and create with their hands.
Posted: 10:19 am on November 11th

minnieme minnieme writes: We're going to do some construction on our house and I'd love to make some pieces for our new place.
Posted: 9:42 am on November 11th

quattro quattro writes: I love Doug Stowe, I would really like a copy of his new book.
Posted: 9:40 am on November 11th

fireangel fireangel writes: Pick me!
Posted: 9:15 am on November 11th

Thorngren Thorngren writes: Please count me in!
Posted: 9:01 am on November 11th

jlittleton jlittleton writes: I have been inspired by Doug's books on making boxes and would love to add this book to my library.
Posted: 8:56 am on November 11th

wolf23 wolf23 writes: Looks like a nice book, and "small" projects have a better likelihood of getting finished, so sign me up.
Posted: 8:29 am on November 11th

Moses_Yoder Moses_Yoder writes: Nice book. How much are the taxes if I win the book?
Posted: 8:10 am on November 11th

NikonD80 NikonD80 writes: Oohhh Second shots. Count me in.
Posted: 7:44 am on November 11th

TheToadMen TheToadMen writes: Hello mr. Stow,
I would like to win your book!! I'm new to woodworking and would like to build my first cabinet to showcase my old photo cameras and my home build wooden pinhole cameras. So thank you for this opportunity to win it ;-)
Bert from Holland
Posted: 3:37 am on November 11th

opie123 opie123 writes: I too have Doug's box making book. Doesn't everybody? They should. I would also be interested in an autographed copy of his cabinet book.
Posted: 1:49 am on November 11th

toobguy toobguy writes: His box making series was good, so I imagine this will be as well....
Posted: 1:48 am on November 11th

ddglens ddglens writes: Have always wanted to get back into woodworking and this looks like one of the best way to do it. Thanks for the great content will be obtaining in the near future.
Posted: 1:41 am on November 11th

cirelloman cirelloman writes: Autographed--too good to miss! Thanks for these opportunities, FWW.
Posted: 12:30 am on November 11th

Scott_Abbott Scott_Abbott writes: I'd love to have this book.
Posted: 11:11 pm on November 10th

shopfan shopfan writes: I started out building small furniture items, which were fun, and challenging, but after getting a copy of one of Doug's books at the library I decided to build a few small boxes. It's habit forming. For a small budget, small box building can provide just as much challenge and ability to show artistic talent but without leading to bankruptcy. Having a copy of the book in this offer would provide a valuable guide to further improve my skills.
Posted: 10:45 pm on November 10th

retireejd retireejd writes: I would love to be the second winner of this book!
Posted: 9:45 pm on November 10th

The Artful Codger The Artful Codger writes: This would solve my next year's Christmas list. Perfect idea.
Posted: 9:43 pm on November 10th

fdecker fdecker writes: I have his box making books & they have helped me make cremation box's . I work every wed. here in N.C. on habitat
house's with a group of retired guys we build 2 a yr. so far we have built 12 house's. We build the kitchen cupboards & bath vanitys in my shop & would love to hang a small cabinet in one of the other rooms. Love to win his book on small cabinets thank you
Posted: 9:36 pm on November 10th

impliedchaos impliedchaos writes: I never know what to say in these things.
Posted: 8:51 pm on November 10th

user-394202 user-394202 writes: I have all of Doug Stowe's box books and have learned so much from them. I didn't even know that he had written a book on cabinets - sure would be nice to have this one to go along with all of the others. And I'm sure that this book is as comprehensive and easily understandable as his others.
Posted: 8:40 pm on November 10th

ram82066 ram82066 writes: I would love to win this. I have always wanted to start making shelf units and cabinets for family and friends.
Posted: 8:33 pm on November 10th

hukcats1 hukcats1 writes: Doug Stowe is my hero. Have his Box Making book. Excellent!

Posted: 8:22 pm on November 10th

Morongo Morongo writes: Doug Stowe showed me a lot on box making, I'm sure this latest book will follow suit.
Posted: 8:13 pm on November 10th

hneher hneher writes: Yes I would love to add this book to my cloation and to be able to build some of the projects out of it. I enjoy working with wood and I have really gotten into sence I have retired five years ago.
Posted: 8:02 pm on November 10th

wayne12 wayne12 writes: I "wood" love to add this to my collection.Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 7:41 pm on November 10th

JohnPT JohnPT writes: Have Doug's "Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making" would also appreciate a copy of this book.
Posted: 6:02 pm on November 10th

hotglass85 hotglass85 writes: I know my dad would love this book.
Posted: 5:51 pm on November 10th

whit067 whit067 writes: Small is beautiful (and I love second chances!).
Posted: 4:10 pm on November 10th

Bob_Ottawa Bob_Ottawa writes: Cabinets are a part if everyone's life and offen taken for granted. I'd like to read this book to put some flair in my construction.
Posted: 4:01 pm on November 10th

JLockard JLockard writes: I'm all over free!
Posted: 3:25 pm on November 10th

Wyler Wyler writes: I like books and small cabinets!
Posted: 3:18 pm on November 10th

Brentpmed Brentpmed writes: I would love to have this text.
Posted: 2:53 pm on November 10th

Joe__G Joe__G writes: Would be a great addition to my library.
Posted: 2:44 pm on November 10th

TopspinD TopspinD writes: Hi. Please include me in the drawing. I'd love to win this book. Thanks.
Posted: 2:30 pm on November 10th

dwit dwit writes: Count me in!
Posted: 2:23 pm on November 10th

Halz57 Halz57 writes: OK, no luck the first time but I'd still love to have it so sign me up again.
Posted: 2:21 pm on November 10th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Sounds Great! And watch his FWW series on box making if you haven't seen it..
Posted: 2:15 pm on November 10th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: Wonderful! Not only a second chance to win a copy of a book I really, really want, but a signed edition as well!
Posted: 1:54 pm on November 10th

papabear62 papabear62 writes: Please throw my name in the hat
thank you,
Luther Newberry
Posted: 1:35 pm on November 10th

vibe_27 vibe_27 writes: Put my name on the list
Posted: 1:31 pm on November 10th

chucktown chucktown writes: Count me in, I would love to won this and autographed too!
Very cool.
Posted: 1:18 pm on November 10th

live4ever live4ever writes: Plus an autograph? Definitely count me in!
Posted: 1:16 pm on November 10th

Paul_C Paul_C writes: A signed copy, now that would deserve pride of place in the library.
Posted: 12:29 pm on November 10th

chicagopete chicagopete writes: I look forward to the opportunity to own Doug's book, as I expect it to be as instructive and inspirational as his box-making video workshop on
Posted: 12:15 pm on November 10th

LBF LBF writes: Looks like a good one!
Posted: 11:59 am on November 10th

Wesskerr Wesskerr writes: Would love to have this book, as it would really help expand the types of projects that I could gift to our family and friends.
Posted: 11:20 am on November 10th

JMcVagh JMcVagh writes: I sure could use this book.
Posted: 11:09 am on November 10th

kaschimer kaschimer writes: Would love a copy of the book!
Posted: 11:02 am on November 10th

mhickey mhickey writes: oh my. me me me!
Posted: 10:54 am on November 10th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: This would be a great addition to my library
Posted: 10:33 am on November 10th

DougStowe DougStowe writes: I am extending the contest by adding a signed copy of my new book Building Small Cabinets. The rules are these: You have to post a comment following this one to enter. Betsy will select a winner in her usual random manner. She will let me know who wins and I will sign the book and mail it where ever Betsy tells me when the competition is complete. Good luck and happy woodworking...


Posted: 10:54 pm on November 9th

rookie007 rookie007 writes: This is made for me. start small and build up some confidence. I can hear my tools calling me now. If I win a book It will be the start of my collection. Now if I can only figure out what square means.
Posted: 12:45 am on November 8th

gewat gewat writes: I have built a few of Doug's projects before. I love his designs and his work.
Posted: 4:39 pm on November 7th

shellydwyer shellydwyer writes: Oops, might have missed it. But would love to win this book. Looks amazing.
Posted: 12:16 pm on November 7th

Oldtyme Oldtyme writes: Sign me up, please
Posted: 10:08 am on November 7th

mharrington mharrington writes: I need this book! I'm in the thick of total-home remodeling project that has been my daily challenge for two years. I'm finally moving past trim to cabinetry. As a newbie to every one of the trades I've needed to learn, I truly appreciate a good book by an experienced craftsman for the inspiration and confidence it can inspire. Fingers crossed, I'm the lucky winner!
Posted: 9:31 am on November 7th

VegasRichard VegasRichard writes: Loved the book on building boxes. Would like to see building cabinets.
Posted: 3:27 am on November 7th

LarryNS LarryNS writes: For those who are considering making a small cabinet to hold spices it's best to not put right next to or above the cooking surface as heat shortens the life of the spices. Oh and by the way ...... sign me up for the book also. now back to making sawdust.
Posted: 9:19 pm on November 6th

normalnorm normalnorm writes: Am very interested in making small cabinets vs full size. Would like to view the book.
Posted: 8:42 pm on November 6th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: Count me in too please

Posted: 5:12 pm on November 6th

herminge herminge writes: Doug is an extraordinary guy same as James Krenov. The world needs more like those ....
Posted: 11:18 am on November 6th

netserv666 netserv666 writes: Hey choose me a random Ok ?
Posted: 9:50 am on November 6th

jry2 jry2 writes: If it's Taunton Press, it's got to be good regardless of the topic!

Posted: 7:47 am on November 6th

markmech2002 markmech2002 writes: I think Doug'a books are very informative, and as I have just discovered working on a smaller scale I would enjoy receiving
Posted: 2:06 am on November 6th

CWS1 CWS1 writes: I already have 2 of DOUG'S books on boxes and I they are really excellent. I would love to get this book for my library since I think Doug's approach and design style is tops.
Posted: 9:44 pm on November 5th

Peterdb Peterdb writes: Where does Doug find the time to not only build "small things"but also write about them? Must have a understanding wife methinks.

Posted: 6:25 pm on November 5th

Stlvelvet Stlvelvet writes: I like the looks of the cover. I like every time I get a chance to learn. So many Projects not done!!!!!
Posted: 2:11 pm on November 5th

Stlvelvet Stlvelvet writes: I like the looks of the cover. I like every time I get a chance to learn. So many Projects not done!!!!!
Posted: 2:11 pm on November 5th

sawdustyinLA sawdustyinLA writes: Pick me, pick me! I've found Doug's box making book very helpful, would love to have this as well.
Posted: 12:16 pm on November 5th

OldGrind OldGrind writes: It looks like another great book from Doug Stowe. I enjoyed his Boxmaking books after I was given one for Christmas a few years back. Also liked his article in Fin Woodworking mag. Keep up the good work Doug !
Posted: 12:10 pm on November 5th

randhall randhall writes: I teach a beginning woodworking program to 7th and 8th graders at McKinleyville Middle School. In our third year, with over 240 students to date, everything I do with the kids has to be donated, as there is no state funding for the program. This book would be a great addition to our work shop library. Thank you for providing this opportunity.
Posted: 12:06 pm on November 5th

jimmystoba jimmystoba writes: are we picking a post at random? or do i have to say something interesting? ;-P
Posted: 12:03 pm on November 5th

wkd wkd writes: As a newcomer to woodworking I am still building very basic projects. Building small cabinets is probably the next stage for me. I will probably be buying this book regardless.
Posted: 11:57 am on November 5th

TimVermillion TimVermillion writes: If i win this i won't have to steal it from the library.
Posted: 11:39 am on November 5th

retireejd retireejd writes: I would love to win this. I would like to try some of the cabinets!
Posted: 11:20 am on November 5th

whighill whighill writes: I really enjoyrd Doug's box making videos. Would like to read this book.
Posted: 11:17 am on November 5th

bentnailranch bentnailranch writes: looks like another great book,would like to read and comment.
Posted: 11:00 am on November 5th

ChuckLickwar ChuckLickwar writes: I own several Taunton books and refer to them often. You can't remember everything and I'll never be too smart to be afraid to look it up.
Posted: 10:57 am on November 5th

alexkuzio alexkuzio writes: Doug does great work! Would love to add this book to my collection.
Posted: 10:28 am on November 5th

Mick52 Mick52 writes: This looks like a great book for a novice cabinet maker for some good ideas. We all love the Shaker style furnishings for sure. Fantastic way to kick start a love of cabinet making.
Posted: 10:20 am on November 5th

firemedic_c firemedic_c writes: I'm building cabinets right now, and will be for a while. This would be a fantastic reference.
Posted: 10:02 am on November 5th

John_Moran John_Moran writes: Count me in - looks good.
Posted: 9:56 am on November 5th

10_finger_dave 10_finger_dave writes: I build furniture for my kids an grandkids as an experienced amateur. Each piece I build is different and hopefully will becom a 'legacy' piece. I would enjoy learning from this book and practicing new techniques.
Posted: 9:14 am on November 5th

V1kk1 V1kk1 writes: Looks like another good book from Fine Woodworking. It will fit right in withbmy type of project. Elmer
Posted: 9:06 am on November 5th

RVAH1 RVAH1 writes: Having a small shop generally restricts me to small projects. Therefore, a book full of small cabinet projects would be a good fit for me.
Posted: 8:20 am on November 5th

lindhrr lindhrr writes: Looks interesting.
Posted: 7:52 am on November 5th

Eriewood Eriewood writes: This is the best way to use the odd lengths, and larger scraps that I can never seem to part with !
If I don't win it I will surely have to buy this book anyways !
Posted: 6:52 am on November 5th

gmoney gmoney writes: Love building small cabinets and boxes!
Posted: 6:18 am on November 5th

gparanukjr gparanukjr writes: i would love to add this book to my library
Posted: 4:22 am on November 5th

bustndust bustndust writes: I'm in. I already own two of your books. They're my go to books for design inspiration. This book would be a great addition to my WW books. BTW, will this be a signed copy?
Posted: 3:28 am on November 5th

aultman aultman writes: I want to make something special for our 5 granddaughters. I have plans for wooden ferris wheels for 4 younger ones. I would like to make something our 13 year old would like. This book looks like it will have great ideas for a box for her jewelry or other treasures.
Posted: 2:49 am on November 5th

vinesbill vinesbill writes: Have your box making video. this new book looks as well done.
Posted: 9:29 pm on November 4th

stroop stroop writes: i've built many a small cabinet, but really love the in's & out's, with direction & plans,. to successfully work thru a project, just keep's one on his page, some know how ta draw & some know how ta build,.. awesome when they come together,.. best to all,...
Posted: 8:42 pm on November 4th

petropolis petropolis writes: This book will be very helpfull for me. I want to win it.
Posted: 8:37 pm on November 4th

Toml899 Toml899 writes: Help
Posted: 8:23 pm on November 4th

kuok kuok writes: I'm really impressed reading the Doug's cabinets book. I think it is a very good chance to learn and spend a nice time building these pretty projects. I would like to be a winner of this book.
Posted: 7:49 pm on November 4th

GoRedsUS GoRedsUS writes: Would love to have it.
Posted: 4:43 pm on November 4th

George D. George D. writes: Have followed Doug and his video's on Fine Woodworking and have enjoyed his comments and procedures.
Posted: 4:30 pm on November 4th

JoshPetty JoshPetty writes: Figures. I already ordered a copy of the book before I knew I could win a free copy.
Posted: 3:21 pm on November 4th

spokeshave27 spokeshave27 writes: If you have not read one of Doug Stowe's books then yoiu must! his Basic Box Making is great and I have no doubt that this book would make an excellent addition to any discerning woodworker.

Good Luck to you all!

Posted: 12:23 pm on November 4th

RobDeb RobDeb writes: We just halve to stop measuring and marking from the "One Inch" mark...
Posted: 9:02 am on November 4th

Hallsworth Hallsworth writes: I would build the cabinet on the cover if I win the book.
Posted: 6:41 am on November 4th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: Looks like a great book to add to the shop.
Posted: 5:27 am on November 4th

Sejackson Sejackson writes: I need all the help I can get!
Posted: 5:12 am on November 4th

jwartsr jwartsr writes: Doug's book on boxes is great so I look forward to this one.
Posted: 2:36 am on November 4th

carku carku writes: hmm, free book, sounds like a good deal. Maybe my small cabinets won't look like they were made by a small child after reading it.
Posted: 7:56 pm on November 3rd

tbrown178 tbrown178 writes: Put my name on the list. This book sounds interesting.
Posted: 7:51 pm on November 3rd

jb12 jb12 writes: I need this...

Posted: 6:45 pm on November 3rd

beeg beeg writes: sounds like a winner. sign me up
Posted: 5:55 pm on November 3rd

BA3 BA3 writes: This would be a wonderful addition to my woodworking library -- and very applicable to a couple of planned projects.
Posted: 2:35 pm on November 3rd

woodnslatestudio woodnslatestudio writes: pick me- please
Posted: 2:32 pm on November 3rd

Misfiteye Misfiteye writes: Working on one right now. Could always use more ideas.
Posted: 2:23 pm on November 3rd

Scott_Chambers Scott_Chambers writes: Thanks, would love to have it.
Posted: 1:57 pm on November 3rd

estremer estremer writes: This will be a helpful tool in my library.
Posted: 1:42 pm on November 3rd

oops47 oops47 writes: This would be a great add-on to my library for future references from another great craftsman.
Posted: 1:00 pm on November 3rd

Normj Normj writes: Please add my name in the mix. I have been looking at Doug's other book.
Posted: 12:23 pm on November 3rd

JimLankford JimLankford writes: I have Doug's Basic W
Posted: 11:36 am on November 3rd

triguy85 triguy85 writes: I want, no I need, this book! I'm lacking in ownership of any of Doug's books! I need one, therefore I am the clear choice for the free book. Please.
Posted: 11:28 am on November 3rd

Nathan_Cohoon Nathan_Cohoon writes: I'm over here in Afghanistan (20yrs in the Army). I'd enjoy the reading as I'm away from my tools and miss them. 7mos til redeployment and 18mos til retirement!
Posted: 11:27 am on November 3rd

caub caub writes: Would love this book. Thanks for offering these give-aways.

Posted: 11:10 am on November 3rd

Frosty861 Frosty861 writes: Thank you,

Shipping address to follow.
Posted: 8:42 am on November 3rd

Charlie43 Charlie43 writes: I've seen Doug's video on boxes and picked up some useful tips. I have over 40 years wood working experience and still consider myself an advanced beginner. It's not too late to learn!
Posted: 7:29 am on November 3rd

kghaile kghaile writes: Pick me! Pick me! I need to learn!
Posted: 7:13 am on November 3rd

NikonD80 NikonD80 writes: If this is only half as good as his book on box making then it'll still be better than most other books - count me in.
Posted: 6:54 am on November 3rd

Mark_NZ Mark_NZ writes: Perfect for my collection
Posted: 4:35 am on November 3rd

JoeBurd JoeBurd writes: This would be an excellent addition to any woodworkers bookshelf, myself included!

The nice thing about small cabinets is that you don't really need a big workspace to craft them, the materials requirement is small and you can hone your skills with more challenging design elements as your confidence grows.
Posted: 4:28 am on November 3rd

tomg1806 tomg1806 writes: I'm in

Posted: 12:42 am on November 3rd

ecruschsr ecruschsr writes: That would a great addition to any collection. Those are some very beautiful cabinets.
I have my fingers crossed to win a copy.
Thank you.
Posted: 11:12 pm on November 2nd

paulyd paulyd writes: Taunton publications have always left me always edified, and often inspired. This looks to be no exception.

..also, a very clever way of garnering attention for this book.
Posted: 9:33 pm on November 2nd

1100stx 1100stx writes: Please count me in.
Posted: 7:06 pm on November 2nd

pcshultz pcshultz writes: Pretty cabinets. I'd love to show to my woodworking classes!
Posted: 6:00 pm on November 2nd

MarkW12 MarkW12 writes: Please enter me.
Posted: 3:44 pm on November 2nd

Davebl Davebl writes: This would fit in well with my current obsession with Krenov inspired cabinets. Please enter me as well!
Posted: 2:31 pm on November 2nd

Ron Alley Ron Alley writes: I loved Basic Box Making and small cabinets seem like a small step for mankind but a giant leap for me.
Posted: 1:34 pm on November 2nd

Holtdoa Holtdoa writes: I've read some of his box making books, I'm sue this one would be good. Enter me in the drawing fro this book, please!
Posted: 12:50 pm on November 2nd

corndumper corndumper writes: I've made several of Doug's jewelry boxes from his previous books and they are a big hit. Those books give clear and detailed directions for consruction and hopefully this one does too.
Posted: 12:01 pm on November 2nd

dbouch dbouch writes: i've really admired doug's box making videos. i'm sure his small cabinets are equally beautiful.
Posted: 11:26 am on November 2nd

biggen008 biggen008 writes: I would like to receive this book.
Posted: 9:00 am on November 2nd

Boogief Boogief writes: I'm am intermediate woodworking at best. Anything will help

Posted: 7:58 am on November 2nd

Peterbo Peterbo writes: With retirement just around the corner I am grabbing any chance to build on my knowledge and skills to keep me going for the next 20 or so years :-)
Posted: 7:48 am on November 2nd

mpwill21 mpwill21 writes: I'd love to win the book because... books such as this offer "doable" projects that offer many skill building techniques to amateur woodworkers like myself. My next project is going to be a small project built using hand tools! This would be a great stepping stone. Thanks!!!
Posted: 9:40 pm on November 1st

shaker49 shaker49 writes: Looks like interesting projects. Count me in. Thanks.
Posted: 9:30 pm on November 1st

Martino23 Martino23 writes: Please enter my name for the drawing.
Posted: 9:28 pm on November 1st

KD7NKN KD7NKN writes: I'm in!
Posted: 9:28 pm on November 1st

Tye154 Tye154 writes: Looks interesting.
Posted: 9:15 pm on November 1st

Scott_Abbott Scott_Abbott writes: Please count me in!
Posted: 9:07 pm on November 1st

howl howl writes: I would love to try some of these projects!
Posted: 9:06 pm on November 1st

jimbarrow jimbarrow writes: Count me in. Let's roll on this!
Posted: 8:45 pm on November 1st

cmswood cmswood writes: Always up for another woodworking read and yet another resource to share with the students!
Posted: 8:38 pm on November 1st

jjcaseyx jjcaseyx writes: count me in too... I'd love to read it and see if I might learn something
Posted: 8:24 pm on November 1st

Pennstate84 Pennstate84 writes: I have a few small cabinet-type projects I've been meaning to get around to building. Looks like this book would offer some wonderful inspiration in getting started on them.
Posted: 7:10 pm on November 1st

TimCossey TimCossey writes: Wow! What an opertunity. This would be great....
Posted: 6:44 pm on November 1st

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Doug is a great teacher! Love to have the book and to put it to great use as we will be building cabinets soon.
Posted: 6:19 pm on November 1st

the_wild_lucy the_wild_lucy writes: Doug is a great teacher! Love to have the book and to put it to great use as we will be building cabinets soon.
Posted: 6:16 pm on November 1st

308defense 308defense writes: If there is something that I needed, It's this Book. Every time I have ever tried to build a small Cabinet I have made not one mistake, but many. I Think that a copy of this outstanding book would keep me from making a mess, but a quality Cabinet I would be proud of.
Posted: 4:29 pm on November 1st

Woody_55 Woody_55 writes: Count me in. We could use some small cabinets around the house.
Posted: 2:40 pm on November 1st

atogrf1 atogrf1 writes: In a hobby where the small details can make or break a larger project, I am sure the SMALLER details in these small project will TRULY test any woodworker.

Posted: 12:25 pm on November 1st

workingwood workingwood writes: My next adventure is to begin building small cabinets. I will retire in a year.
Posted: 10:44 am on November 1st

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: Count me in. I love Doug's book and video on box making. I am sure his cabinet book is just as good.
Posted: 9:58 am on November 1st

dafus dafus writes: Winning it sounds good, and it would go over ever so much better with my beloved (aka swmbo).
Posted: 9:52 am on November 1st

Halz57 Halz57 writes: After viewing Doug's recent FWW videos on making boxes, I'd love a copy of this book.
Posted: 9:31 am on November 1st

bko bko writes: Looks like a great book and I would love to win it!
Posted: 8:40 am on November 1st

weedsnager weedsnager writes: add my name!!!
Posted: 8:29 am on November 1st

RickWeil RickWeil writes: Free stuff is always good!

Posted: 6:40 am on November 1st

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: I have his other books to keep this one company!

Posted: 5:10 am on November 1st

Triumph1 Triumph1 writes: I have his other books to keep this company!
Posted: 5:08 am on November 1st

kevmc_Sammamish kevmc_Sammamish writes: Sure, would love a copy!

Posted: 11:06 pm on October 31st

Artex Artex writes: Write me down,I´ll buy it if I don´t win it..
Posted: 11:00 pm on October 31st

LoveEluRouters LoveEluRouters writes: Doug's videos on box making has me thinking about some smaller scale projects, the only box I have built to this point is a humidor. Small cabinets sound like a welcome change from tables. l'I would love to read this book.
Posted: 9:22 pm on October 31st

TrippRegister TrippRegister writes: I would enjoy this book.
Posted: 8:43 pm on October 31st

arubin arubin writes: I would really like a book written by doug stowe.
Posted: 8:38 pm on October 31st

arubin arubin writes: I would really like a book written by doug stowe.
Posted: 8:38 pm on October 31st

woodchips96 woodchips96 writes: I am a long admirer of Doug work. I have found his books to be immensely helpful in teaching me the ropes of fine craftsmanship and I really love his videos. I have picked up even more tips from watching him work. I appreciate the opportunity to get another book of his.
Posted: 8:25 pm on October 31st

girishdas girishdas writes: I am in.
Posted: 8:17 pm on October 31st

strat91 strat91 writes: Count me in. I enjoyed his videos on box making.
Posted: 8:04 pm on October 31st

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Count me in for the draw thanks
Posted: 6:52 pm on October 31st

Crookehouse Crookehouse writes: Having copies of Stowe's box building books I feel pretty confident that this book will provide plenty of technical advice on joinery, jigs, shortcuts and finishing tips to making cabinets with expert results. Stowe also motivates the reader to become creative and to come up with their own design as well to build unique custom projects.
Posted: 6:38 pm on October 31st

Robbie2527 Robbie2527 writes: This book looks like it would do me some good in my hands. I would like to win this so I can learn more about how to build more small cabinets. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win this book.

Stay Safe,
Posted: 4:41 pm on October 31st

Dean7 Dean7 writes: Great way to get into woodworking, and a wonderful end product.
Posted: 3:55 pm on October 31st

TopspinD TopspinD writes: Sounds like a cool book. I like his other works. Please sign me up for the drawing.
Posted: 2:59 pm on October 31st

robhodge1 robhodge1 writes: Sounds like a book for a novice like myself.
Posted: 2:54 pm on October 31st

aaronpetersen aaronpetersen writes: Please count me in.
Posted: 2:15 pm on October 31st

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: Would be helpful for some upcoming projects.
Posted: 2:10 pm on October 31st

jockcameron jockcameron writes: Count me in - Dougs box making videos made a fan

Posted: 1:15 pm on October 31st

DDDean DDDean writes: Being a novice woodworker these cabinets look like a great way to build your skills and produce nice cabinets for use around the house.
Posted: 12:30 pm on October 31st

cassio cassio writes: Perfect timing, I'm planning a small cabinet for my 4-month old daughter's room.
Posted: 12:06 pm on October 31st

1850timberframe 1850timberframe writes: Doug Stow's Box Making book was great. I'm sure this one is too, so would love to add it to my library of woodworking books.
Posted: 11:24 am on October 31st

chucktown chucktown writes: Me, Me! Count me in! This looks like a fun book to have.
Posted: 11:24 am on October 31st

supermonkey supermonkey writes: Who wouldn't love to have another woodworking book to add to the collection?
Posted: 10:51 am on October 31st

trantj trantj writes: Please count me in. I'd love to have this book!
Posted: 10:39 am on October 31st

Lori K Lori K writes: Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 10:01 am on October 31st

shanian shanian writes: Would love to take a look at this book.
Posted: 9:51 am on October 31st

Don Rip Don Rip writes: Love a chance for Doug's book. It would be added to the others I have on small boxes. He writes and illustrates with great easy to understand detail.
Posted: 9:44 am on October 31st

woodeye1 woodeye1 writes: Wish me luck.
Posted: 9:03 am on October 31st

LBF LBF writes: Please, this one would be very useful.
Posted: 8:44 am on October 31st

pauldonis pauldonis writes: It has been a pleasure reading Mr. Stowe's books on box-making and watching his videos on the site. I am eager to see what he has to offer in the area of small cabinets!
Posted: 8:43 am on October 31st

jimfallonct jimfallonct writes: Be a great book to read for some ideas on what to do from all the trees that have fallen from the snow.
Posted: 8:41 am on October 31st

JMcVagh JMcVagh writes: I'd love to win this book.
Posted: 8:40 am on October 31st

BSzydlo BSzydlo writes: I have always enjoyed Doug's books so please count me in for the drawing.
Posted: 8:38 am on October 31st

gparas gparas writes: Always could use another good book! I'm in.
Posted: 8:31 am on October 31st

highpro highpro writes: Looks like fun to me. Count me in.
Posted: 8:28 am on October 31st

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: Count me in.
Posted: 8:25 am on October 31st

manu31 manu31 writes: thank you for the book
Posted: 8:00 am on October 31st

ndreyer ndreyer writes: I'm in.
Posted: 7:50 am on October 31st

tlpmap tlpmap writes: Great addition to any woodworker's library!
Posted: 7:44 am on October 31st

RobertWhiteneck RobertWhiteneck writes: Me too!
Posted: 7:31 am on October 31st

carlos_cycles carlos_cycles writes: Me, too!!
Posted: 6:57 am on October 31st

biffe biffe writes: thank you :)
Posted: 6:02 am on October 31st

Redstickslim Redstickslim writes: I've got the perfect space in my house for a small wall cabinet. Count me in.
Posted: 5:51 am on October 31st

robbo41 robbo41 writes: That would be great to win that book.
Posted: 5:37 am on October 31st

hlaf hlaf writes: Would love the book!

Posted: 5:32 am on October 31st

Ruben Ruben writes: Excellent, count me in!
Posted: 5:31 am on October 31st

ChrisW ChrisW writes: I would like to be considered as entered to accept this book. I am in New Zealand and understand if it is for US residents only. Doug Stowe's books and articles online and in Fine Woodworking magazine have always been a good read and educational.
Posted: 4:02 am on October 31st

live4ever live4ever writes: I have enjoyed Doug's box-making books and I expect this one will be another excellent addition to my collection! Count me in, please!
Posted: 1:58 am on October 31st

shavemaker shavemaker writes: This would complete my collection of Doug's very fine books - please pick me!
Posted: 1:08 am on October 31st

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: One more into the hat! Thanks!
Posted: 12:58 am on October 31st

jverreault jverreault writes: Looks like a great one. Please count me in.
Posted: 12:23 am on October 31st

don92672 don92672 writes: I am a new woodworker, I don't have any books. Would love to start with this one.

Posted: 11:50 pm on October 30th

georgefrostalltheway georgefrostalltheway writes: I would love to have this book, because detailed instructions are a must for me. (Ask my wife)
Posted: 11:01 pm on October 30th

georgefrostalltheway georgefrostalltheway writes: I would love to have this book, because detailed instructions are a must for me. (Ask my wife)
Posted: 10:56 pm on October 30th

montee montee writes: would love to add this book to my collection!
Posted: 10:26 pm on October 30th

jdmaher jdmaher writes: Hey, I'd like to try some of those!
Posted: 10:25 pm on October 30th

latheman latheman writes: Small cabinets hold and hide great things...hand made pens, bowls and boxes. Make one and then decide how to fill it!
Posted: 10:24 pm on October 30th

casaheil casaheil writes: I love small cabinets. You put some good skills to work without breaking the bank and without need a huge shop space.
--- Steve
Posted: 9:59 pm on October 30th

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: Hey Doug, Could you put in a good word for me. I have all your other books and I think you are the bestest. I put the 5 bucks in the mail.
Posted: 9:21 pm on October 30th

MacGregorWoodWorks MacGregorWoodWorks writes: I neeeeeeeeeeeeeed this book!!!!
Posted: 9:16 pm on October 30th

terryd9244 terryd9244 writes: If this book compares to Mr. Stowe's previous books, it will be a winner. His writing and experience teaches!
Posted: 9:15 pm on October 30th

beebiz44 beebiz44 writes: Making a small cabinet would be a fine project for our woodworkers group to build. This book has come along at the right time for me. Thanks Doug.
Posted: 9:06 pm on October 30th

Jollyroger Jollyroger writes: Can't win if ya don't play. Thanks for putting this up.
Posted: 8:50 pm on October 30th

HayesFurnitureDesign HayesFurnitureDesign writes: Im in
Posted: 8:01 pm on October 30th

Spilperson Spilperson writes: Please count me in - Frank Spillman.
Posted: 7:35 pm on October 30th

yannick yannick writes: actually something I could manage to tackle. :)
Posted: 7:34 pm on October 30th

JPSzcz JPSzcz writes: Doug Stowe's blog is great. Read it if you haven't yet.

Posted: 7:27 pm on October 30th

acornbob acornbob writes: would love to own this book!
Posted: 6:36 pm on October 30th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: This would be a great book to have.
Posted: 6:32 pm on October 30th

Mikecorwin Mikecorwin writes: Hey, would love to win this book!
Posted: 6:22 pm on October 30th

rodk1 rodk1 writes: I'd love a chance to win this book, Thanks
Posted: 5:40 pm on October 30th

routerrat routerrat writes: I have both Doug's book and video on box making. I would love to have this book also.
Posted: 5:40 pm on October 30th

griph0n griph0n writes: Liked the Boxes Books, have to give this a try.

Posted: 4:42 pm on October 30th

sadie170 sadie170 writes: This likes a perfect to that would take my woodworking skills to the next level.
Posted: 4:16 pm on October 30th

Sablebadger Sablebadger writes: I'm a big fan of the small projects, since I can build them in the limited time I have in the shop. This book seems right on target for me.
Posted: 4:02 pm on October 30th

chicagopete chicagopete writes: I plan to build a few small wall-hung and free standing cabinets for our growing family after my wife and I discussed their usefulness as both decorative and utilitarian pieces for our modest home. I look forward to the opportunity to own Doug's book, as I expect it to be as instructive and inspirational as his box-making video workshop on
Posted: 3:38 pm on October 30th

harshest harshest writes: Sounds like a good book that could be useful for a beginner woodworker like myself
Posted: 2:56 pm on October 30th

harshest harshest writes: Sounds like a good book that could be useful for a beginner woodworker like myself
Posted: 2:55 pm on October 30th

Paul_C Paul_C writes: Sounds like a very interesting book, would really like a read.
Posted: 2:24 pm on October 30th

wsimpson wsimpson writes: I follow Doug's blog and writing showing where and how to improve education. There is direct connection between hand and learning. I'd love to win the book.
Posted: 2:22 pm on October 30th

Gerry4 Gerry4 writes: One of the very first books I bought was Doug's Basic Box Making volume. It was a revelation of the simplicity of building small things, and honing my experience for larger more intricate projects. I'd love to have the book to further my craft!
Posted: 12:13 pm on October 30th

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