This woodworker is evolving beyond deck building and wants to try his hand at cabinetmaking. Is there a good book for a beginner to use? And are there any tools he will definitely need?
Michael Dresdner: There are many, but I suspect starting with a good magazine, like Woodworker’s Journal, will be even more valuable than the best book.
The tools depend on what he defines as cabinetmaking, but my minimum must-have shop includes hand planes and saws, chisels, a table saw, a band saw, a drill and a planer. And believe me, my friend, that will be just the beginning….