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How To Install Cabinets

Helpfull instructions for how to install kitchen and bath cabinets purchased from The Cabinet Barn


The basics of cabinet installation are pretty much the same everywhere. Installers may have a few different tricks. I have put a few links here that may help if you decide to install the cabinets yourself.

We have been involved with cabinet installation for over 16 years and I still learn from people now and again.

Here are a couple of tips to think about.

  • How will you hold the upper cabinets up if you do not have a helper?
    I have always installed the uppers before bases, it allows you to get under them better, I also make a couple of sticks notched on one end about 55-56" long and place them in the front, this alows you to not even have to hold the cabinet and adjust as needed.
     
  • Get all of your tools together and lay them out for ease of use.
     
  • Get all of the right screws, I do not recomend sheetrock screw. some 3" screws for attaching to the wall, 1 1/4 for general use, I use 2" trim head screws for the face frames, makes a smaller hole easire to fill.
     
  • Did you find the high spots on the floor and level your bases to that.
     
  • Did I lay on the wall to make sure everything fits properly or so I can have equal fillers on a wall to wall run.

When you want to install your own kitchen, these are some great reference material links that should cover all types of installations.

This Old House Video Help

Ron Hazelton—How to Install New Kitchen Cabinets


Hammerzone.com—Installing Kitchen Wall Cabinets

DIY - How to Install cabinets

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