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

 

Extra!

How To Install & Level Island Cabinets

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

 

Extra!

How to Install and 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.

 

Extra!

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.

 

Extra!

How To Install & Level Triangle Bases & Trapezoid Cabinets