Installing Wall Cabinets In The Kitchen
Kitchen cabinets were initially designed as a functional item. If you want to installing wall cabinets here are several instructions for you. Examine your cabinets. Determine position. Mark the cabinet positions on the wall with a pencil, a level and measuring tape. Indicate dimensions. Locate the proper position by measuring from the floor. Take into account the space for base cabinets, the countertop and the splash. Total up those measurements and with a level line indicate where the bottom of the cabinet should be. Now mark the top of the cabinets. A 1 by 4-inch board tacked at the level line will offer temporary support. Find the wall studs. Once you have located these with a stud finder, mark their positions above and a minimum of six inches below where the cabinet bottom will be. Straight vertical lines between both sets of marks will define the studs’ center.
Attach a temporary support rail. Align the rail’s top edge with the cabinet’s bottom edge and screw a 1 by 3-inch support to the wall. Secure it with 2-inch screws. Make a sub-assembly. Attach each single cabinet together by placing them backside up on a flat surface. Flush the cabinet faces to one another. Secure overhead cabinets. Once the cabinets are flush, clamp the even surfaces together and use wood screws to permanently attach. A hanging strip (a ¾-inch piece of wood) is located on the back of the cabinet. Be sure the screws penetrate the strip otherwise the back is too thin. Transfer the stud locations to the cabinet’s inside along the hanging strip. Drill pilot holes and attach the screws. With the cabinet(s) bottom set on top of the ledger strip, attach the cabinet to the wall.