How to Install Cabinets to Wall

How are kitchen cabinets attached to the wall?

One of the first questions of many DIY cabinet installs is this: just how are kitchen cabinets attached to the wall? While the quick answer is with cabinets screws installed firmly into the house studs there are other options. If you’re not sure, the best option is always to hire a professional as this is a potentially dangerous job.  But if you choose this DIY job we’ll discuss: Determining wood studs vs. lathe Cabinet hangers as an alternative to screwing …

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Best Cabinet Hardware Jig

The Best Cabinet Hardware Jig For Drawers and Doors (2021)

A cabinet hardware jig is used by professionals to ensure drawers and doors have hardware holes in the right place. And from oversize drawers to basic shaker cabinet doors the best cabinet hardware jigs will ensure a knob or handle is properly placed. First, it’s tempting to free-hand cabinet knobs and handles. I know, I’ve done it. But while I’ve drilled thousands of drawers and have a few decades experience to occasionally skip a jig, for DIY’ers one way to …

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Best Cabinet Clamps

The Best Woodworking Clamps For Your Projects – 2021

Having the best cabinet clamps on hand will help with everything from panel gluing to assembling finished doors. But did you know there are over a dozen varieties of clamps for jobs like rough gluing, box assembly, door clamping and even specialty cabinet claws used during installation? In this article learn about the best woodworking clamps to build your cabinets.

Cabinet Lift to Install Cabinets

Using a Cabinet Lift to Install Upper Cabinets the Easy Way

Name one tool that’s the cost of a high quality miter saw and could save your back? While a cabinet lift might not have been top of mind, for a woodworker or contractor it’s one of those obscure tools that can avoid injuries. https://youtu.be/FHYiQLFwtDo Why do I care? Well, I’ve built and installed more than my share of kitchens and furniture pieces.  And I’ve had two back surgeries because of it.  Why do I link cabinets and back issues? Well, cabinets …

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Cabinet Hanging Rail Kit

The Best Cabinet Hanging Rail System

While screwing cabinets to the wall is one way to install cabinets, cabinet hangers offer a much simpler solution. Did you know a standard cabinet installation requires complex measurements to translate wall stud locations to cabinet backs? Perhaps you do, and is why you want the simplicity of a cabinet hanging rail. In this article learn about these rail systems and what’s best for your installation.

Best Cabinet Jacks

The Best Cabinet Jacks for Easy Cabinet Installs in 2021

Cabinet jacks are a must-have tool for any cabinet installation. However, if you haven’t installed a kitchen before, you likely haven’t heard of a cabinet jack. In this article learn how these jacks hold cabinets in place so you don’t have to. And, most importantly, what the length of the best cabinet jack is for your specific job.

Cabinet Installation Tools

20 Must Have Cabinet Installation Tools To Install Cabinets (2021)

The right cabinet installation tools will let you install a kitchen the right way. But first, did you know you’ll need a special tool to hold cabinets in the air, another to clamp your cabinets, special levels and even wedges? In this article learn how to keep some of that average $5000 kitchen installation cost by investing in the right tools to install cabinets.

Best Cabinet Screws for Installing Cabinets and Hardware

Best Cabinet Screws For Installing Cabinets and Hardware

Buying cabinet screws for installing hardware or the cabinets themselves requires some basic understanding of head and thread design. For example, the best cabinet installation screws feature a thin shank, self tapping design with a flat washer head. Meanwhile hardware screws have a thick shank and aggressive thread design. Learn what the best cabinet screws are for your project in this article.

How to Hang Upper Cabinets by Yourself

How to hang upper cabinets by yourself – DIY Guide [2021]

Not sure how to hang upper cabinets by yourself? In this guide we’ll show you some tools and tricks that should let you do this job yourself. From helping with the weight of upper cabinets to having the right screws and cabinet installation tools this job can be done alone… First, I’ve installed many kitchens without help. And while it’s not my preferred approach it can be done. However, I’ve had the experience of installing over 100 custom-made kitchens and know …

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How to install cabinet filler strips

How to Install Cabinet Filler Strips in a Few Easy Steps [2021]

Installing a kitchen and not sure how to install a filler strip? Stuck on calculating widths or the best way to attach it? Not sure what the right clamps or screws are? In this guide we’ll show you the tips, tricks and tools on installing filler strips Installing cabinets is hard. And one of the trickiest steps in cabinet installation is installing filler strips. In fact, it’s easier to screw a cabinet to the wall than it is to install …

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