Built-ins - Fine Woodworking Plans and Projects


Although strictly an oxymoron, since by definition “furniture” in the woodworking sense is generally understood to refer to movable pieces, the term built-in furniture may be taken to mean fixed architectural elements that provide the same function as
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  • Beautify Your Home with a Shaker Built-InBeautify Your Home with a Shaker Built-In

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Built-in furniture was a staple of Shaker life, and these skilled furniture makers elevated the built-in to an art form. This one by Christian Becksvoort was constructed ...

  • Mudroom Built-In: Stop Clutter at the DoorMudroom Built-In: Stop Clutter at the Door

    by Tony O'Malley

    This mudroom unit features a base cabinet topped with open locker-type cabinets. The base cabinet has a lift-lid section for stowing out-of-season items like winter ...

  • Oxford Inspiration for Homemade BalustradeOxford Inspiration for Homemade Balustrade

    by Fred Ziegler

    See an intricate balustrade come together using a shopmade lathe and reclaimed Douglas fir

  • The Top Choices for Upcoming ProjectsThe Top Choices for Upcoming Projects

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    The latest poll on FineWoodworking.com shows that built-ins, bookcases, and other case pieces top the list of things subscribers plan for their next project

  • A Woodworker's KitchenA Woodworker's Kitchen

    by Scott Gibson

    Making your own kitchen cabinets is a rare chance to get more by spending less. A woodworker can spend less than buying cabinets from a showroom, but with the opportunity ...

  • Build a Fireplace MantelBuild a Fireplace Mantel

    by Mario Rodriguez

    To truly become the focal point of a room, a fireplace needs a mantel. And whether the end product is simple or elaborate, all of Mario Rodriguez's mantel installations ...

  • A Short History of Built-in FurnitureA Short History of Built-in Furniture

    by Graham Blackburn

  • Built-ins that Blend InBuilt-ins that Blend In

    by Nancy R. Hiller

    When designing kitchen cabinetry for older homes, it pays to pay attention to architectural details. Arts and Crafts-style cabinetry, for example, is typified by ...

  • Built-In BasicsBuilt-In Basics

    by Tony O'Malley

    Built-in furniture adds value and personality to a home. However, it is also a unique form of woodworking, encompassing furniture making, cabinetry, and finish ...

  • Extraordinary Built-insExtraordinary Built-ins

    by Ross Day

    When designing a bedroom from scratch, this author says that top-quality materials make a difference. The project he shares here, a set of cabinets that look like ...

  • A Mantel with a MissionA Mantel with a Mission

    by Mario Rodriguez

    Mario Rodriguez designed an overmantel that’s simply built with four panels and a 2-1/4-in thick mantel shelf. The shelf rests on five brackets that are all directly ...

  • Paint-Grade CabinetsPaint-Grade Cabinets

    by Lars Mikkelsen

    Paint gives clean shadow lines and emphasizes the volume of intersecting planes. Once Lars Mikkelsen accepted a client’s request for a paint finish, every move ...

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