Gaetane Kitchen Cabinets December 29th, 2017 - 13:12:09
Now that you have your new kitchen cabinets, you are ready to move on to the next big step.....Installing your kitchen cabinets. While the actual installation of the Kitchen Cabinets isntall that hard, the critical first step is measuring and marking out where the cabinets will go. By placing layout markings on the walls and floors, it will not only help you with kitchen cabinet placement and stud locations, but it will also help you locate where adjustments and shims will be required. Before we get started there are a couple of items that you will need for the project: Pencil Level or Laser Level Drill Tape Measure Stud Finder Clamps 1" x 3" Piece of lumber (6-8 in length) or an Inverted U-shaped frame (see notes below) Shims Screws (long enough to go 1 1/2 into the studs) Utility knife or chisel Marking Compass An extra set of hands (you may have to bribe one of your friends).
· Custom kitchen cabinets: These are modified to suit your taste and style. They are uniquely designed and can be very expensive, depending on the materials you will use. To know what youll spend on your cabinets, you should understand the differences in cabinet materials and construction and how these elements impact durability and quality. You should also consider the space you have in your kitchen and the type of lifestyle that youre living before you rush to purchase the cabinets. The current style and décor of your kitchen plays a role in the type of cabinet to choose. This is because the cabinet you choose will greatly influence the style and look of your kitchen. You can choose updated European-style cabinets for contemporary kitchens or period cabinets for classic antique homes. In general, identifying your preferred style helps you narrow your focus on the choices available. Here are some steps to follow when buying a cabinet for your kitchen:
2. Now that you have the top of the base cabinets marked, measure up another 19 1/2 inches and a level line across the wall to indicate the bottom of the wall cabinets. Lightly mark each cabinets dimensions and placement on the wall to make sure that your original layout is correct. 3. Use a stud finder to locate the wall studs. Use a pencil to mark the stud locations at least 6 inches above and below the line for the bottom of the wall cabinets. Draw straight vertical lines between the top and bottom marks to indicate the center of the studs. 4. If you decided to go with the piece of 1 x 3 lumber, now is where you will use (if you decided to go with the U-shaped frame, it will come into play after all your lines are laid out). Screw a temporary 1 x 3 support rail to the wall, aligning the top edge of the rail with the line for the bottom edge of the wall cabinets. Attach it by driving 3 or 4 two inch screws through the rail into the wall studs. 5. Now that we have all the lines marked, it is time to start installing your kitchen cabinets.
If the wall is flat, simply rip the filler board to the required width and fasten it in place. If the wall is irregular, youll have to scribe-fit the filler board. Start by setting a marking compass to the width of the gap, then place a strip of 1"-wide masking tape along the filler board in the area where it needs to be trimmed. Clamp the board to the end cabinets face frame, then trace the wall contour with the compass. Remove the board and cut along the scribe line with a jig saw, then reinstall it to check the fit. When its right, drive screws through the adjacent face frame into the edge of the filler board. Screw or nail the other side to the cleat.