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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.

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2 - CliqStudios Kitchen Cabinet Installation Guide Chapter 2

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.

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Curious about just how easy it can be to assemble a cabinet from our Standard Line of cabinetry? Take a couple minutes and well gladly show you. Its so easy you could practically do it in your sleep!
We wanted this video to be as simple as possible. No gimmicks or fancy effects, so that its easy to focus on just how great our cabinets are!
Check us out on the web at:
http://www.cabinetgiant.com

Fine Classic Style Kitchen Cabinetry

Fine Classical Style Kitchen Cabinetry

A kitchen design with a strong classic style, revives the beauty and warmth of the old kitchens cabinetry.
Kitchen furniture, especially an Italian design in natural color and wood, can convey this “old world” feeling.
Although Italian designer kitchen like this not within everyone’s reach, the theme in general and the colors
can be of great inspiration for choosing new furniture, or simply the change in color of the walls and decor are.

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The classic furniture is known for its special antique design, a combination of straight and rounded lines,
some moldings, and the use of natural wood and glass. Many appliance manufacturers among its instruments
with a vintage or antique design that is perfectly suited to this style of cooking products.
This classic style kitchen is ideal for those wishing to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere
in this particular home environment. This is the model as presented by ADI in the “Valley Cinnamon”, delicate lines
and perfect color lacquered finishes bone, but is also available in lighter and darker stains. The birch wood
model provides strong character of wood for the interior.

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