on building kitchen cabinets
Within this article about building
kitchen cabinets we want to have a closer look on how it is done properly.
Being prepared will make it much easier for you building
kitchen cabinets, than just getting into it and later
getting frustrated. Taking into account that you are
a hands-on person or at least want to be one, all the
work needed can be done. Kitchen cabinets building is
not an easy DIY task, but it can be done with some preparation.
Planning and building kitchen cabinets
you start make sure you get a good set of kitchen cabinet
plans. Whether you buy a kitchen just to be assembled
or you are building kitchen cabinets from scratch, a
detailed plan with parts list and step-by-step guide
is what you need first. In addition, as every kitchen
is different you might need some adaptation of the
plan to fit your special needs. Will the kitchen fit
in the space exactly as planned or do you need additional
cabinets to be adapted. Will the hanging cabinets fit
it or are they covering a kitchen window. All this
can be covered in a good detailed plan before you start
building kitchen cabinets.
Machinery and tools needed
In order to assemble kitchen cabinets you really need
to have a basic set of tools. Whether you already own
them or can borrow them at your local hardware store
is up to you, but make sure you have them at hand.
- Drill – Cordless
Drill. Very important as you need to screw it all together.
A corded drill will do fine, but if you can go for
a cordless one.
- Hammer Drill. To hang up the kitchen cupboards you
might want to use a hammer drill. Depending on your kitchen
walls and what material they are made of. Never forget
hanging cabinets have to carry a huge weight and need
to be fitted firmly to the wall.
- Jig-Saw. In order to do the kitchen top cut outs for
the kitchen sinks or adaptations to the wall, a jig-saw
is your fist choice. In addition a circular saw with
guide rail system can be even more handy for straight
cuts along the kitchen top.
Certainly not always needed, but a very handy machine
for doing precision cut outs – especially
around the kitchen sinks. If you are using certain
materials like DuPont corian, the router becomes
tools. You will need the most obvious basic tools,
hammer, screwdrivers, but also a chisel and some
additional plumber tools might be useful, if you
plan to do the kitchen faucets installation as well.
Getting started in building and assembling kitchen
cabinets it is can also be very useful if you have a
friend who can give you tips and a hand. Especially when
you follow the instructions of your kitchen cabinet manufacturer
you will find many times a help very useful. Just give
it a try and you will see building kitchen cabinets is
not such a difficult thing to do, if you plan it properly.