Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets
Have you ever wondered if you have the skills to make your own kitchen cabinets and save thousands of dollars? Of course, beautiful cabinets in your home can enhance the decor, but most cabinetmakers work at hourly rates that not everyone can afford.
See how you can build your own cabinets and reduce the cost of your kitchen renovations.
1 – Make a detailed plan
The standard depth for a counter is 63.5 cm, that of the cabinets below should be 61 cm, to leave a counter lip of 2.5 cm. Then, as the standard height of a countertop is 91.5cm, you need to make sure that you take into account the thickness of the countertop of it.
When it comes to cabinets above the counter, you can be creative, knowing that the standard is between 45 and 60 cm between the countertop and the pedestals so you have enough space to cook with ease.
Also remember to consider the dimensions of the doors you plan to install when you develop your plan.
2 – Cut the different panels and tablets
Using a table saw, cut the different panels and shelves you will need when assembling the cabinets. To ensure a strong and durable result, size your panels in MDF, plywood or any other type of laminated wood.
As some of the panels will not be exposed, you can choose the wood to use based on its strength only. As for those that will be visible, such as facade panels that will be assembled as a picture frame, you can opt for a more aesthetic material.
3 – Assemble the panels to form the caissons
Using small nails and Adbond Adhesive , assemble the cribs starting at the bottom and sides. You can then add the top panel, then the one that will go to the back. Subsequently, solidify the joints using screws and corner supports. You can then install the shelves using other corner brackets.
Finally, assemble the facade panels as you would for a photo frame. You can use flat gaskets or reduce them in miter. Depending on your skill level, studs or mortise and tenon joints can be used to join the pieces.
4 – Fix the assembled boxes to the wall
Place the cabinets in their final location. Screw through the back panel and into the wall studs to secure the boxes securely. If you plan to place heavy items such as dishes in the upper cabinets, they may require more support, such as L-shaped brackets.
5 – Install the doors
Install the doors you have chosen on the facade panels using the method recommended by their manufacturer. You can also install drawers, but such a business can quickly become very complex and is not recommended for a beginner carpenter.
Now you are able to build functional and solid kitchen cabinets yourself . Of course, the end result may differ from what it would have been if you had hired a specialist, but you will certainly have made significant savings that may help you renovate other parts of your home!