Fitting Kitchen Cabinets
How to fit and fasten cabinets to wavy walls and floors.
Synopsis: Installing square cabinets to out-of-square walls and bumpy floors is the subject of this article. Tom Law shows how shims and judicial scribing camouflage common house problems. A sidebar deals with installing frameless European cabinets.
Well, there you are, just walking into a new kitchen with freshly painted drywall. Or maybe you’re remodeling, and you’ve spent the last few days gutting the kitchen. But now you’ve got a clean slate to work with. The kitchen cabinets are in cardboard boxes, and all you have to do is unpack them and fasten them to the wall, right? Easy, tiger.
Kitchen cabinets are like carry-out food: A lot can go wrong with the order, and you don’t want to be five miles down the road when you discover that something’s missing. Before you begin installing cabinets, check all the boxes. Make sure you have everything you need and…