Building your very own DIY kitchen cabinets sounds like a pretty daunting project or is it really just me blabbering? When first started planning out kitchen apartment construction, the thought of building my own kitchen cabinets was probably like, “building my own kitchen cabinets?? “ Then when I actually got started with this project, I had no idea on how to go about this. I quickly learned that all it took was some sweat equity and a little know-how to complete a project.
The first thing you will need to do in order to build your own diy kitchen cabinets is to purchase a set of full sheets, or even half sheets if you plan on doing the entire project yourself. These are generally available at your local home center store for a pretty penny. Do not think that full sheets are all you will need because many people try to use the full sheets only to discover they were not fully covered by the factory instructions. This can cost you a lot of money in the long run.
After purchasing the full sheets, you will also need to buy a cabinet door. Cabinet doors will vary in price as well depending on which store you purchase them from. Once again, woodworking specialty stores will offer the best selection of cabinet doors. If you are planning on building the diy kitchen cabinets yourself, then you will need to know how to properly install the doors yourself in order to keep your costs down.
Once you have the full sheets, along with your cabinet door choices, you will need to purchase some additional hardware and diy kitchen cabinets will require some support pieces for the base cabinets. Once you have your wood cutting board ready, you can begin to build your doors and trim. The first thing that you will need to consider is whether or not you will be using glue to attach the trim to the base cabinets or wood glue. Glue may seem like the easier choice but in the long run it is harder to use because it can be difficult to get a good angle when using this type of wood glue.
So, in order to find the best way to start the project you will need to read the instructions carefully. There are many ways to do a diy kitchen cabinets project so be sure to choose one that is going to work best for you. The easiest way would be to follow the steps in the woodworking beginner’s tutorial that you purchased. This type of tutorial would have been a great investment because it has everything that you need to know right in front of you. You would be able to follow the simple steps that are provided and this would make your job much easier in the end.
The other way to build diy kitchen cabinets is by using the Pocket Hole Screws. This would allow you to make sure that the edges of the base kitchen cabinet boxes are even after the edge banding has been applied. You can use the pocket holes for all of the trim and edges of the doors, so this would be a perfect way to ensure that all parts of the door are even after the banding has been applied. This is a much more difficult but effective method than using the wood glue or the wood screws that can have a tendency to shift over time.
Another option would be to purchase the base kitchen cabinets and then add the drawers on after. It would work out best if you purchased the unit at the same time that you did the drawers. You will also want to think about how you are going to fasten the drawers to the walls after they have been installed. If you are going to use some kind of fastener such as a screw, then you might want to consider some kind of fastening method such as epoxy or some type of wood glue. If you are using epoxy then make sure that you are not using too much because you could cause some damage to your wall.
Installing DIY Kitchen Cabinets can be a challenge for some people because they do not know what they are doing. However, if you take the time to read the instructions and watch the videos, then you should be able to install the cabinets fairly easily. Also, the more you learn about DIY cabinet installation, the less difficult it will seem to do it on your own. The most important thing is to be prepared before beginning the project. Follow the DIY Kitchen Cabinets installation tutorials closely and before you know it, your cabinets will be installed and ready for use in your kitchen!