How To Install Kitchen Cabinets

How To Install Kitchen Cabinets
Instructional Video Series

Part 1 - Installing Wall Cabinets

  • 00:00 Unpacking... Covering Floors
  • 00:15 Laser Level -Introduction
  • 01:00 Ledger Boards - Proper Height
  • 01:45 Story Stick (How to make)
  • 02:10 Story Stick (Finding the high spots)
  • 03:20 Marking Line on wall for Ledger Boards
  • 03:30 High Spot - Dictates height of other cabinets
  • 04:44 High Spot - Moving Story stick front to back along walls
  • 05:30 High Spot - On adjacent walls
  • 05:45 Wiring for under-cabinet lighting
  • 06:27 Finding and Marking Stud locations on wall
  • 08:37 Laying out - All cabinets & fillers on walls
  • 09:51 Ledger Boards - hanging
  • 10:48 Venting for Microwave - Moving location

 

Part 2 - Installing Wall Cabinets

  • 00:00 Sorting Your Cabinets Properly
  • 00:35 Build Cabinet Runs - Screwing Together
  • 03:50 Screwing Backs of Cabinets Together
  • 05:40 Fillers - How To Cut (staining edges)
  • 07:40 Fillers - Installing (fixing a warped filler)
  • 10:15 Screwing a Corner Cabinet In Place
  • 12:30 Wiring - Boring Holes to allow wires to come through

 

Part 3 - Installing Wall Cabinets

  • 00:00 Hanging Cabinets - Runs... Not Individuals
  • 02:05 Walls - Warped and Not Plumb
  • 05:40 Fridge Cabinet - Measuring for and Installing
  • 10:00 Fillers - Installing Against a Wall

 

Part 4 - Installing Base Cabinets

  • 00:00 How To Layout Cabinet Runs
  • 00:20 Cabinet Leveling System - Why and How
  • 01:05 Base Cabinet Runs - Proper Strategy
  • 03:08 Clamping & Screwing Base Cabinets
  • 04:03 Installing The Leveling System
  • 05:20 Setting "most" Cabinets Into Place (not all)
  • 05:39 Setting Laser - Highest Point of the Highest Cabinet
  • 06:05 Drilling For Plumbing Lines - The right way

 

Part 5 - Leveling Base Cabinets

Please watch this short video, too Proper Use of Base Levelers

  • 00:16 Setting Base Cabinets 1" away from the walls - Why
  • 00:28 Wall Hang - What Is It... and How To Avoid It
  • 01:00 Leveling The Base Cabinets - To The Laser
  • 03:00 Now scoot Cabinets To The Wall
  • 03:50 Sink Base - Setting Into Place - When and How
  • 05:00 Shimming And Screwing Cabinets To The Wall
  • 06:00 Raising All Base Cabinets Off the Ground 1/8" For Water Leaks

 

Part 6 - Leveling Base Cabinets (If Using Shims)

  • 00:06 Must Install Individually
  • 00:20 Story Stick
  • 00:27 Drawing Base Lines on Wall
  • 00:35 Setting Into Place Starting At Corner
  • 01:00 Uneven Floors and Walls
  • 01:10 Re-leveling
  • 01:36 Expansion and Contraction Issues
  • 02:20 Sink Base Installed With Others
  • 03:00 Cabinet Specific Tools

 

How To Install & Level Island Cabinets

Unlike other kitchen cabinets, islands pose some additional challenges. Here is everything you need to know.

 

How To Install & Level Corner Cabinets

Simply put... Corner cabinets are a pain.

Here are some quick remedies for getting your corner cabs level and true every time.

 

How To Install & Level Tall Cabinets and Panels

Installing Tall cabinets and Panels as "runs" saves lots of time... and yields a much cleaner more professional look in the end.

 

How To Install & Level
Triangle Bases & Trapezoid Cabinets