previous
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Vormax Toilet Sweepstakes
    Vormax Toilet Sweepstakes
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Install an Outlet Box
    Install an Outlet Box
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
next
Pin It

Installing Stock Cabinets

Master these pro techniques for hanging cabinets to achieve a flawless new kitchen

In this article, veteran kitchen designer and installer Rick Gedney shares his approach to installing cabinets. He explains how to organize the job so that it moves along efficiently, how to prep the site, how to achieve an accurate layout, and how to install the three most common types of kitchen cabinets: base cabinets, wall cabinets, and tall units that serve as pantries or that often house refrigerators or ovens. He also provides instructions for hanging wall cabinets safely even when you are working alone. He recommends installing cabinets when the kitchen is almost finished. The flooring should be in place and, if it's wood, should have one or two coats of finish on it. Likewise, the ceiling and walls should be primed and painted. Working in a fairly finished environment such as this demands substantial care and dust control, and Gedney suggests removing tool belts and cordoning off the kitchen with a dust barrier.

Installing Stock Cabinets
Plus get a free gift
Become a Fine Homebuilding Member. Start your free trial now