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Building Kitchen Cabinets part 7.  Assembling a base cabinet

Kitchen Cabinets Assembling a base cabinet

Well this is the last video that I was able to get some video footage off my old camera. The beginning of this video is a little crappy, bad audio and picture quality. But I went out this past weekend and picked up a new camera so the upcoming videos should have better video quality.
As it states in the title, this video shows how I assemble my base cabinets. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for watching. Eric

DIY Cabinet Building: Base Cabinet Assembly

DIY Cabinet Building: Base Cabinet Assembly

If you have questions go to – Here's a great how-to video showing you the process for assembling European frameless style base cabinets. This is one of the steps in building your own kitchen cabinets (check out our other videos). Video © 2014 SKS Media.

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3 - CliqStudios Kitchen Cabinet Installation Guide Chapter 3

Kitchen Cabinet Installation Guide

Learn to install base cabinets professionally with this step-by-step video.

Lay out the base cabinets according to your floor plan. Each cabinet should align with at least one wall stud. Measure the distance using the front width of the cabinet, since the front face frame is wider than the back. Remove doors, drawers, roll-out trays, shelves and accessories as necessary to provide access for installation.

Start with the corner cabinet. Refer to your design layout to determine what base corner cabinet to start with. Place it on the floor where it will be installed. If your design includes a base easy-reach or base easy-reach lazy Susan, as the kitchen in the video does, measure from the corner to the first wall stud and transfer this measurement, minus 1 inch, to the back of the base cabinet. Repeat for the next stud location on each cabinet.

Mark a 2 inches down from the top of the cabinet back at each stud point. Drill through the cabinet back at the intersections using a 3/32" drill bit. Repeat for the adjacent corner back panel.

If your design includes a blind base cabinet instead of a base easy-reach corner cabinet, consult your design to determine the distance the cabinet needs to be installed from the wall corner. A blind wall cabinet is used for smaller spaces and does not take up the entire space in the corner.

Move the base cabinet into place and check for level and plumb to follow the floor high-point level line and shim where necessary. Measure your wall distance using the cabinet front-frame width and not the back width of the cabinet. Fasten the cabinet to the wall with #8 x 2-1/2 inch pan head trim screws, but do not fully tighten.

Place the next cabinet on the floor where it will be installed. Mark and pre-drill screw holes at studs. Align the cabinet face frames, leveling and shimming where necessary, and clamp face frames together. Drill 3/32 inch pilot holes inside the face frame. Countersink the drill holes.

Coat screw threads with bees wax to limit resistance and prevent the face frames from cracking. Fasten neighboring cabinets. Continue around the room until all base cabinets have been installed. Return to each cabinet for one last check of level and plumb, and then tighten all screws.

You may need to install a filler between your end cabinet and the wall or between cabinets.

Hold the filler in place where it will be installed, turn it over, and mark the top and bottom trim widths. Use a straight edge to connect the marks. Once cut, install the filler as if you were fastening two face frames together.

Install all shelves, drawers, roll-out trays, accessories and doors before proceeding to the tall cabinet installation.

How to Build a Kitchen Cabinet with Wickes

How to Build a Kitchen Cabinet

Putting a kitchen cabinet together is now easier than ever because most come ready for assembling. Learn how to build a kitchen cabinet with this step by step guide from one of our Wickes experts.
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In this video our Wickes expert builds a standard kitchen base unit, but the same procedure applies for wall units too. These are the steps to building your kitchen cabinet:
1. First, lay out all the parts on the floor so you can check that you have everything. Keep all of the screws and small parts in the bags or leave them in bowls so they do not spill everywhere.
2. Take one of the side panels and place it with the holes facing up.
3. Screw the four cam studs into the corners of the panel, as specified by the instructions.
4. Place the dowels into the side panel.
5. Place the locking cams into the large holes on the top struts that will form the top of the cabinet.
6. Place locking cams into the holes in the bottom panel as directed in the instructions (make sure the arrows on the locking cam point to the end of the panel).
7. Gently place the struts into side panel, sliding them down onto the dowels and cam studs.
8. Secure all the cam locks, using a screwdriver. Firmly turn them clockwise until they are locked but do not over tighten.
9. Carefully slot the second side panel onto the base panel and top struts, and then secure the cam locks.
10. Slide the back panel into the groove created by the two side panels and the base panel. You can then secure the back panel to the top back strut using the three screws provided.
10. Place the four leg sleeves into the bottom of the base panel, making sure that one of the small overhangs on each supports the side panels.
11. Gently tap in the lugs and secure with screws.
12. Place the four legs into the sleeves and turn the cabinet onto its legs being careful not to put pressure on any of the legs at an angle. To make the cabinet level and the right height you can adjust each individual leg by twisting the base of the leg.

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Kitchen Remodel: Part 8 - Cabinet Install

Kitchen Remodel: Cabinet Install

There was a lot more fitting and fussing with the cabinets to get them into place then I had originally thought. For the most part, these issues were all things I knew about, but had ignored until the last minute. I attached them down to the base and to each other with screws. They are also being held together with the top plate. This helps give the cabinets rigidity and provides a foundation for the countertop.

Kitchen videos:

Kitchen Remodel: Part 1 – Introduction

Kitchen Remodel: Part 1.5 – Storage Cart for Stove

Kitchen Remodel: Part 2 – Demolition

Kitchen Remodel: Part 2.5 – Wall hung shelf.

Kitchen Remodel: Part 3 – All about that base

Kitchen Remodel: Part 4 – Cabinet Carcass

Motorized Stop Motion Dolly

Kitchen Remodel: Part 5 – Drawers

Kitchen Remodel: Part 6 – cabinet tops

Kitchen Remodel: Part 7 – Plastering and Painting

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Kitchen Cabinets Now

Step-by-step guide for professional installation of wall cabinets.

Locate and mark studs on all cabinet walls. Use your floor plan to identify where each wall cabinet will be installed. Measure the front frame-width of the cabinet, since the back is narrower. Try to ensure each cabinet will attach to at least one wall stud.

Install the corner cabinet first. This is the keystone for your entire cabinet installation. The kitchen in the video does not have a corner wall cabinet, but the following illustrations detail installation of different types of corner cabinets.

First, mark the backs of the wall cabinets with stud locations: Measure from the corner to the first stud and transfer this measurement, minus 1 inch, to one side of the cabinet back.

Repeat for the next stud location. Now mark points on the stud line 2 inches from the top and bottom of the cabinet. Repeat for the second side of the cabinet back. If your kitchen includes a blind wall cabinet instead of a wall corner cabinet, consult your design to determine the distance the cabinet is to be installed from the wall corner.

At marked points, drill holes using a 3/32 inch drill bit. Rest the cabinet on the ledger rail and fasten to the wall with a number 8 x 2-1/2 inch pan head trim screw, but don't fully tighten. Check for level and shim where necessary.

Place the next cabinet below where it will be installed and repeat all measuring and pre-drilling. Rest the cabinet on the ledger rail and fasten to the wall but again, don't fully tighten the screws. Shim to level where necessary.

Securing face frames to each other. Carefully align the face frames of the adjacent cabinets using a "C"-clamp or a "Quick-Grip" type tool. Then drill 3/32 inch pilot holes in three places on the hinge side of the interior of the cabinet face frame. Countersink the screw holes. Coat screw threads with bees wax to limit the hardwood face frames' resistance to screws. Hide two screws behind hinge plates.

Continue around the room until all wall cabinets have been installed. Return to each cabinet for one last check of level and plumb and then tighten all the screws.

Wall Filler Installation

Use the same method to attach fillers as you did for face frames. You may need to install a filler between cabinets or between a cabinet and a wall. Hold the filler in place where it will be installed. On the back of the filler, mark top and bottom trim widths.

Use a straight edge to connect the marks and create the cut line. Once cut, fasten the filler to adjacent face frame(s).

Installing loose finish end panels. Your design drawing installation notes will identify cabinets to receive end panels, and of course, your designer is always available to answer any questions.

Gently sand the back of the end panel to rough up the surface for best adhesion. Wipe the surface clean after sanding.

Position the end panel over the side of the cabinet to dry fit. If the cabinet is shorter than the end panel, scribe a pencil line on the back of the panel to determine the trim line. If the end panel is being applied to a base or tall cabinet, also scribe a pencil line to determine a toe-kick-notch cut line. Cut the height and toe-kick notch if applicable, using a table saw, circular saw or jig saw. We recommend using a fine-cut/melamine saw blade and cutting finished side face down to prevent. You may also need to trim the wall side of the panel if the wall is not straight. To help prevent chipping by scoring both the face and backside of each panel with a utility knife at cut lines before sawing.

Apply panels with contact cement or panel adhesive, available at most home center or hardware stores. Apply adhesive per manufacturer's instructions. Some adhesives will bond immediately while others may require brad nails to secure the panel while the adhesive bonds.

Install wall cabinet shelves and doors before installing base cabinets. You can now remove the temporary ledger rails.