How To Install Cabinets - Instructional Series 

How To Install Cabinets Instructional Series 

Video 1 - Prepping For Wall Cabinets 

Finding High Spots / Ledger Boards / Pre-Wiring / Venting 

Video Time Stamps:
00:00 - Unpacking... Covering Floors
01:00 - Ledger Boards - Proper Height
01:45 - Story Stick (How to make)***
02:10 - Story Stick (Finding the high spots)
03:20 - Marking Line on wall for Ledger Boards
03:30 - High Spot - Dictates height of other cabinets
04:44 - High Spot - Using Story Stick
05:30 - High Spot - On adjacent walls
05:45 - Wiring for under-cabinet lighting
06:27 - Finding and Marking Stud locations on wall
08:37 - Laying out - All cabinets & fillers on walls
09:51 - Ledger Boards - hanging
10:48 - Venting for Microwave - Moving location

Video 2 - Building Wall Cabinets 

Building Runs / Fillers / Corners / Wiring 

Video Time Stamps:
00:00 - Sorting Your Cabinets Properly
00:35 - Build Cabinet Runs - Screwing Together
03:50 - Screwing Backs of Cabinets Together
05:40 - Fillers - How To Cut (staining edges)
07:40 - Fillers - Installing (fixing a warped filler)
10:15 - Screwing a Corner Cabinet In Place
12:30 - Wiring - Boring Holes for routing

Video 3 - Installing Wall Cabinets 

Installing / Fastening 

Video Time Stamps:
00:00 - Hanging Cabinets - Runs... Not Individuals
02:05 - Walls - Warped and Not Plumb
05:40 - Fridge Cabinet - Measuring for and Installing
10:00 - Fillers - Installing Against a Wall

Video 4 - Prepping For Base Cabinets 

Installing The Right Way 

Video Time Stamps:
00:00 - How To Layout Cabinet Runs
00:20 - Cabinet Leveling System - Why and How
01:05 - Base Cabinet Runs - Proper Strategy ***
03:08 - Clamping & Screwing Base Cabinets
04:03 - Installing The Leveling System
05:20 - Setting "most" Cabinets Into Place (not all)
05:39 - Setting Laser - Finding Highest Point
06:05 - Drilling For Plumbing Lines - The right way

Video 5 - Leveling Base Cabinets 

Creating A Level Foundation For Years To Come 

Video Time Stamps:
00:16 - Setting Base Cabinets 1" away from the walls
00:28 - Wall Hang - What Is It... and How To Avoid It
01:00 - Leveling The Base Cabinets - To The Laser ***
03:00 - Now scoot Cabinets To The Wall
03:50 - Sink Base - Setting Into Place - How
05:00 - Shimming And Screwing Cabinets To The Wall
06:00 - Raising Base Cabinets Off Ground 1/8" For Water Leaks ***

Video 6 - Using Shims 

Shims are ok to use if your installing laminate tops. Never for granite. 

Video Time Stamps:
00:06 - Must Install Individually
00:20 - Story Stick
00:27 - Drawing Base Lines on Wall
00:35 - Setting Into Place Starting At Corner
01:00 - Uneven Floors and Walls
01:10 - Re-leveling
01:36 - Expansion and Contraction Issues
02:20 - Sink Base Installed With Others
03:00 - Cabinet Specific Tools

Leveling Tips... 

Leveling Tall Cabinets 

Leveling Corner Cabinets 

Leveling Islands & Peninsulas 

More Great Videos 

Please Pardon Our Dust... "Some" of the videos below are under construction.

More Great Videos 

Please Pardon Our Dust... "Some" of the videos below are under construction.

Installation & Design 

Lighting & Electrical 

Crown & Trim Molding 

Islands & Peninsulas 

Tall Cabinets & Pantries 

Soffits & Low Ceilings 

Turning & Pillars 

Cabinet Specific Tools - To Make Your Job Easier... 

Cabinet Specific Tools
To Make Your Job Easier... 

Cabinet Levelers

 

Quick Jig

Crown Master


Stud Finder Pro

Self Leveling Laser