Best Cabinet Clamps

15 best cabinet clamps for building cabinets [Pro Guide – 2021]

While building cabinets requires a variety of power tools it also requires a number of different types of cabinet clamps. From bar clamps and parallel clamps to everything between you’ll need a good inventory of clamps to build cabinets. In this article learn about the best cabinet clamps for everything from face frames to gluing cabinet doors. First, as a cabinetmaker I own dozens and dozens of cabinet clamps. From face frame clamps to spring clamps I’ve amassed a collection big …

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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 It’s easier to screw a cabinet to the wall than it is to install a filler strip. If you haven’t started the installation, or can wait a few days, you’ll want to buy …

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Cabinet Jack and Claw

How to use a cabinet jack and claw

If you haven’t installed cabinets before you probably don’t know the benefits of a cabinet jack and claw. While ominous sounding, a cabinet claw is a bi-directional clamp for gripping face frames. And a cabinet jack is a tool to hold upper cabinets in place so the installers hands are free. As you can guess, combining these tools gives you a way to suspend cabinets in place, clamp them and then install the cabinet screws. And without these tools you’ll …

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how to install cabinets

29 tips on how to install cabinets

It’s easy to install cabinets but hard to install cabinets correctly. Just consider an imperfect space that needs to seamlessly have kitchen cabinets fit together perfectly. Then factor in cabinet weight, the right tools, techniques and complex measurements. All that makes learning how to install cabinets important before you start. So in this article we’ll cover all the steps of fitting kitchen cabinets into your space perfectly. But with a twist. There is a slew of modern tools and methods …

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Installing Crown on Cabinets

Installing crown on cabinets – tips and tools to install crown molding

So you’ve reached the end of your cabinet installation and are looking for the best method of installing crown on cabinets.  Fortunately, anyone comfortable with a miter saw and brad nailer anyone can install crown molding.  But the bad news is it takes some practice, careful measurements, and perhaps an extra stick or two of crown molding. What makes installing crown molding so hard? Well, consider this: Complex angles for interior and exterior corners. Long, flexible strips make holding and …

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Best Cabinet Hardware Jig

Guide to the best cabinet hardware jig (2021 hands on review)

Drilling holes in cabinets without a cabinet hardware jig is risky. Will the holes be the same door-to-door? What prevents the drill bit from wandering in the grain? In this guide learn what the best cabinet hardware jigs are and how to use them. Hey, 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 …

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Installing Toe Kick on Cabinets

Guide to installing toe kick on cabinets (5 simple steps)

By the time you’re installing toe kick the cabinet installation is almost done. But not sure how to attach toe kick to the cabinets? Maybe you have a thin strip of toe kick, or possibly a full 3/4″ thick piece (it varies by manufacturer). Want to avoid cutting one to short? Or, perhaps understand how to attach it and hide any holes. In this guide we’ll show you the steps and tricks on how to install toe kick correctly.

How to Install Cabinets to Wall

How are kitchen cabinets attached to the wall?

Installing cabinets and wondering how are kitchen cabinets attached to the wall? Just how many screws do I need (and how long)? Will they hold the weight?  The quick answer on how to attach cabinets is with cabinets screws installed firmly into the house studs. But there’s more than just the right screws you’ll need to consider: Determining wood studs vs. lathe Considerations for metal studs Concrete walls and installing screws Tools to find studs and avoid plumbing/electrical lines Using the …

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Cabinet Lift for Installing and Building Cabinets

The Best Cabinet Lift and 4 Reasons Everyone Needs One

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. 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 and …

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