Kitchen Cabinet and Hardware Installation

Proper installation, along with proper accessories,  allow both a complete design, but a safe, fully functioning pieces to be used and enjoyed for years.

Hardware and installation tips

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.

Installing new cabinets

Installing new cabinets in your kitchen can greatly enhance the look and functionality of your kitchen - plus, updated kitchens are a major selling point for home buyers. All you need to do is select the prefabricated cabinet style that you like and spend a weekend installing your new cabinets. Buying ready-made cabinets makes this project that much easier. The cabinetmaker has done all the hard work by providing you with modular cabinets that are usually pre-finished and ready for installation. In this tutorial we will cover the installation of the hanging cabinets.

Installing Kitchen Base Cabinets

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.

How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to properly measure a kitchen and install cabinets.

Avoiding Sagging Shelves

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.

Building a French Cleat

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.

Keeping Cabinets on the Wall

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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