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Heather wrote to us: "I'm looking into having a number of built-in cabinets and bookshelves built and installed and I don't want to pay a fortune - any recommendation for an independent carpenter with a good eye for design and reasonably priced?"

Heather, here is a place to start: For a up-to-date listing check the current (Nov/Dec) issue of Chicago Home & Garden. This issue's directory includes several pages of local woodworkers/custom cabinetry folks (pages 131-136).

That said, there is nothing better than a real recommendation from a fellow ATer - we're hoping that the readers can help out here with some...