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Inspiration for hands-on living®

The Taunton Press

Inspiration for hands-on living®

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editor's letter

HOUSE VS. HOME

At a fundamental level, we live in houses because they provide shelter from the elements. A house is our cocoon, a place that protects us from Mother Nature when she visits with fierce storms, bitter cold, oppressive heat, or an assortment of other uncomfortable and sometimes scary weather.

Early on, we relied mostly on limestone caves to provide that shelter. Somewhere along the way, though, as we moved out of caves and into rooms with gypsum walls, a house became more than a shelter from unfriendly weather. A house became a place that reflects much of who we are. That's especially true on the interior, where each room provides a setting to showcase our unique personalities and lifestyles.

Perhaps that explains why we like to add built-ins. They offer an opportunity to customize any room to meet our varied needs. Indeed, built-ins can improve convenience, increase storage space, and help get things organized. They also can add elegance to an understated room. Plus, built-ins can increase the value of a home.

If you think a built-in might be in your future, I hope you'll take a close look at Built-in Furniture. This special issue is a collection of the best built-in articles from The Taunton Press, publishers of the award-winning Fine Woodworking and Fine Homebuilding magazines. Here you'll find a wealth of information on how to design and construct exceptional built-in furniture that can make your house even more livable.

Whether you're looking to add a closet, a bookcase, a home office, an entertainment center, a fireplace mantel, a window seat, or kitchen cabinets, Built-in Furniture can help you through each step of the process. All the important details are here—from design ideas, to tool and material selection, to construction techniques.

So turn on the workshop lights and get started. When the final coat of finish has gone on, your shelter will feel less like a cave and more like a home.

-Tom Begnal Built-in Furniture editor

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ISSUE EDITOR Thomas Begnal

ISSUE ART DIRECTOR Rodney Diaz

ISSUE COPY EDITOR Elizabeth Healy

CONTRIBUTING DESIGNER Michael Amaditz

Fine Woodworking magazine

EDITOR Asa Christiana ART DIRECTOR Michael Pekovich

MANAGING EDITOR Mark

MANAGING EDITOR, ONLINE Matt Berger

ASSOCIATE EDITORS Thomas G. Begnal, David Heim, Thomas McKenna, Steve Scott

ASSISTANT EDITOR Tom Goffe

ASSISTANT EDITOR, ONLINE Gina Eide

COPY/PRODUCTION EDITORS Elizabeth Healy, Julie Risinit

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTORS Rodney Diaz, Kelly J. Dunton

SHOP MANAGER John White

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Betsy Engel

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Christian Becksvoort, Lonnie Bird, William Duckworth, Garrett Hack, Roland Johnson, Gary Rogowski

CONSULTING EDITOR Chris A. Minick

METHODS OF WORK Jim Richey

INDEXER Harriet Hodges

PUBLISHER Anatole Burkin

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Christina Glennon

CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Dennis O'Brien

SINGLE COPY SALES MANAGER Mark Stiekman

ADVERTISING MANAGER Linda Abbett

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