When you think of doing a kitchen refurbishment with some flat pack furniture assembly regarding kitchen cabinets that you would like to install in order to update your kitchen, you will need some basic carpentry tools. The process does not have to be overly daunting if you install the series of cabinets correctly by following these tips here to help you to get the job done simply, quickly, neatly and efficiently. The main thing is to make sure they are in the right sequence. When you know that your cabinet plan is in the correct order, then you will begin to install the cabinets and make sure to keep everything level. And don’t forget about the kitchen cleaning to start and end with!
It will be necessary for you to have some basic carpentry tools, which include an accurate four foot level, a screw gun that is powerful enough to insert two and a half inch screws and a few good screw clamps that are able to open to at least eight inches in width. You will also need an eighth of an inch combination drill and countersink bit for doing some pre-drilling of the holes in which the screws are to be inserted. Further, you will require the use of a block plane or belt sander for fine tuning the cuts to make sure they fit properly; and a one pound box of two and a half inch screws along with three bundles of shims should prove to be plenty enough for installing all your kitchen cabinets. Don’t worry about the mess, the expert house cleaning can come after.
To be able to install the base cabinets, you must set the cabinet height and the cabinet order. You can do this by drawing a line that is level on the wall to thirty four and a half inches above the highest spot from the floor. Then be sure to draw vertical lines to mark where each cabinet will be placed, take precaution to label each position of the cabinets on the wall and then locate the studs and mark them.
Be sure to place the first cabinet one quarter inch from the line of position and then take precaution to shim the base until the top of the cabinet appears to be even with the horizontal line and is equally level from the front to the back. Next, you will place two and a half inch screws through the back into the wall studs to make sure to secure and anchor the cabinet. You will repeat these steps for all the cabinets until you are done.
By now, it is time to move on to the installation of the upper cabinets. You will mark a line that is level and that is nineteen and a half inches higher than the top of the base cabinets.Then you will move on to mark the positions for the upper cabinets. You will need to attach with screws a one by two inch ledger to the wall that is even with the level line. Then you will attach the cabinets to the wall with screws to make them secure and anchored.
You will then place the drawers and doors where they need to go, making sure to align everything congruent to each other. Congratulations, you did the job! Now clean up the cabinet and use a proper cleaner to show some proper care for the wood you chose. A good home cleaning around the area also won’t be a bad idea.