Proper installation, along with proper accessories, allow both a complete design, but a safe, fully functioning pieces to be used and enjoyed for years.
Two things I love to do in the wood shop are carving small figures and building small treasure or jewelry boxes. I get frustrated when attaching hinges to a box (or a basswood figure to its base) because the screw can strip or split the wood.
The basics of installing base cabinets: Start in a corner, connect adjacent units by screwing the face frames together, shim and screw to wall. Install filler strips as needed.
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to properly measure a kitchen and install cabinets.
Almost without exception, every household uses built cabinets. That is, their cabinets, whether used for books, dishes, or memorabilia, are brought into the house already built, or they are cabinets that are built by the homeowner. Often the user of these cabinets overestimates the strength of the cabinet shelves and eventually realizes the shelves are beginning to sag. What do you do, then? Replace the cabinet? Replace the sagging shelves? Here are 4 steps you can take to correct a sagging shelf problem.
It used to be that building cabinets was a job for an expert. If you announced to friends or loved ones that you were going to build your own kitchen cabinets, they would look at you kind of funny. The same could be said for building entertainment centers, desk units, storage units, or any other cabinetry units.
When I hang large cabinets, the first thing I do is make sure the cabinet has enough screws to hold it together. Then I put Liquid Nails on the back of the cab and hit every stud possible with as many screws as possible. I have seen cabinets heavily loaded come apart while hanging on the wall. If you can use some kind of hanging cleat, that always helps.
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