Light Up Your Cabinets
How to add a warm glow to fine casework
Synopsis: Lights are an excellent way to add drama to built-ins and casework. Today’s woodworker has many more options for lighting cabinets than a few years ago. Cabinetmaker Steve Casey explains how to design lighting for cabinets, and where to place lights for the most impact. He adds information on wiring and switches, and gives a brief tutorial on the types of lights that are available and where they work best. From recessed to surface-mounted lights, inside a cabinet or over a countertop, anywhere you need a little illumination, Casey has a lighting option for you.
No detail adds more visual impact to your cabinets and built-ins than lights. Lights bring drama and functionality to new designs; they also enhance existing pieces with minimal effort.
It wasn’t always this way. Thirty years ago, when I started, there were few, if any, lighting products designed specifically for furniture and cabinets.…