how to install cabinets

How To Install Cabinets

While professionals know how to install cabinets, most DIY’ers struggle with the steps and tools required for a high quality installation. And, as cabinet installation tools have advanced so have the techniques. In this guide learn: Modern tools like cabinet jacks and cabinet claws Steps to follow like installing upper cabinets first Tricks to laying out screw holes for studs While this is a DIY task, if you’re not up to cutting, leveling and screwing then it is always best …

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Installing Crown on Cabinets

How to Install Crown Molding On Cabinets

Installing crown on cabinets is a mix of precise measurement, commitment to cutting three or four times and measuring twice that and realizing a little bit of luck is required. Fortunately, anyone comfortable with a miter saw and brad nailer anyone can install crown molding.  In this guide learn how to overcome common obstacles like: Cutting compound angles for interior and exterior corners. Where to start cutting Jigs to make installation easier Tricks to hiding gaps and nail holes Measuring …

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How to install cabinet filler strips

How to Install Cabinet Filler Strips

While professionals have the right tools and know-how, DIY cabinet installers may not know how to install a filler strip properly. But after installing countless kitchens there are a few tricks I’ve learned on how to install cabinet filler strips the right way.  Installing filler strips comes down to a few key steps: If needed, cutting the filler strip to the proper width Attaching the strip to the cabinet using clamps and then screws Temporarily placing the cabinet to check for …

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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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Can I Install Kitchen Cabinets Myself

Can I Install Kitchen Cabinets Myself?

After building and installing over 100 kitchens I have a good perspective when someone asks “can I install kitchen cabinets myself”.  How?  Well, I was trained (and have trained) cabinet installers and know what skills are needed.   But since the answer isn’t black & white the final answer is yours.   Maybe one of your motivators for attempting a self-install is to save money.  How do I know?  I’ve installed quite a few factory cabinets to save friends thousands. And …

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Installing Toe Kick on Cabinets

DIY Guide: Installing Toe Kick on Cabinets

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.

Fastcap Cabinet Jack Holding Cabinets

DIY Guide: Cabinet Installation Accessories

Having the right cabinet installation supplies on hand is a must for a cabinet installation. Both pros and DIY’ers will sometimes make the mistake of not having the right screws, shims, or other essential parts on hand. And off to the hardware store you will go looking for supplies. But it’s not that simple – having not only the supplies but also the right type is a must. For example, having shims doesn’t mean you have the right shims. How …

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Cabinet Hanging Rail Kit

Guide to Cabinet Hanging Rail Systems and Brackets

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.

How to Hang Upper Cabinets by Yourself

How to Hang Upper Cabinets By Yourself

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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Cabinet Installation Tools

The Best Cabinet Installation Tools

Installing cabinets is a precision job that requires speciality cabinet installation tools to achieve a professional result. While basic tools like miter saws and levels are required, specialty tools to lift, screw and fit cabinets together properly are a must. In this guide learn about innovative and new tools like: Laser levels to ensure perfectly level base cabinets for your granite tops Cabinet jacks that will hold upper cabinets while you screw Cabinet claws to make face frame cabinet installation …

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