Building Custom Cabinets Designing, Building and Installing Custom Cabinets for the Home, by G. William Scherer. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1986. 346 pages, $24.95 hardcover. by Paul Hanke My first impression of this textbook for high-school, vocational-education, and other beginning cabinetmakers was not too favorable. For starters, the review copy was bound upside down, and a quick thumb-through revealed lackluster graphics and book design. However, a closer reading showed that Custom Cabinets, by G. William Scherer, is a pretty good reference book for novice cabinetmakers. Organized in sequence from design through installation, the book opens with a chapter on work triangles, basic kitchen layouts, linear-foot recommendations for base and wall cabinets, standard dimensions, and instructions on how to take field measurements and prepare