Install wall cabinets before you install base cabinets so you don’t have to work above the base cabinets. If you’re working alone, cut some lengths of lumber and make a V-shaped notch in one end. The right way to put up cabinets with tight joints, flush frames, and perfectly aligned doors. When walls aren’t flat, floors aren’t level, and corners aren’t square, that’s when it gets interesting, Tom says with a smile. My buddy Joe hit me up to help him hang some wall cabinets above his washer and dryer in the laundry room. I think it’s awesome that you put up the cabinets yourself too.
The primary guides are the base and upper cabinet level lines, but you need to work up to them. When the base cabinets are installed, their bottom edges will have to be shimmed so they all line up level to this mark. The T-braces provide an extra hand, but alone they can’t support the cabinets. Installing the cabinets and cabinet hardware yourself can be a rewarding home-improvement project, and these steps will help you get started. Mark the walls for the top edge of the lower cabinets and the lower edge of the upper cabinets.