In most modern homes today, kitchen wall cabinets are the focus of the kitchen, because not only do they serve a functional purpose, but they also provide some aesthetic appeal. Kitchen appliances are usually blended in with the finish that is used on the kitchen wall cabinets. The look and feel of furniture made from fine wood enhances the look of the kitchen and home as a whole, but these pieces of furniture are usually very expensive. This does not mean you should lose out on the elegance and warmth created by kitchen wall cabinets made using quality wood since it is possible to make your own.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Power drill and bits
- 4-foot spirit level
- Philips and flathead screwdrivers
- Wood screws
- Ledger material
- Quarter round molding
- Utility knife
Take some measurements of your kitchen and come up with a scale drawing with the kitchen wall cabinets you want to make. Make sure you get the width, height and length that you need.
Cut out the frame of your cabinets from the wood you purchased and screw them together. This is the frame that you will install later on.
Get some support rods for the shelf that will be at the middle and lower part of the frame. Make sure you have enough supports that will allow you to have more than two shelves.
Make a backing for the kitchen cabinets. This is a simple piece of wood that you will directly mount on the kitchen wall. Attach some studs on the backing so that it provides your kitchen wall cabinets with the support that is required.
Cut an adequate amount of wood to ensure that it fits the kitchen cabinets' end pieces. Secure the end pieces at the top, bottom and sides to ensure that the final result is neat. The doors can be precut or you can make your own but the precut ones are better since they will not require any additional cuts to be made in the wood.
The handles for your cabinets should be bought when you are purchasing the wood, after which you can easily screw them into the doors.
Tips & Warnings
- When selecting wood to use for your kitchen cabinets, select clean, flat and straight pieces and check if the corners are damaged.
- When you are putting up the cabinets, make sure that they will not block your kitchen door or anything else when they are opened.
- Make sure you have someone to help you lift and hold the cabinets when you are installing them to prevent any injuries.
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