On the face of it, hanging kitchen cabinets is pretty straightforward – attach a run of boxes to the wall, make sure all the doors and drawers work, don’t scratch the paint. (Okay, maybe it’s not quite that simple.)
But unless kitchens are a regular part of your work week, you’ll find that the installation can go sideways in a hurry unless you pay attention to some key aspects of the job. In the following video series, veteran Isaak Mester installed a kitchen of fairly typical semi-custom cabinets. You’ll see the really important parts of a kitchen install – layout and prep – the importance of a plumb and level corner cabinet – tricks for scribing – an easy way to set upper cabinets - that help to make this a professional job.