The key to successfully installing kitchen base cabinets is maintaining a square and level assembly. When connecting the cabinets to the wall, it is important to secure them to the framing or the screws will just pull through the drywall. The first wall and base cabinets are key-if you get them installed level from back to front and side to side, the other cabinets should follow suit. As you install each one, secure it to its neighbor with a clamp and check it for plumb. In this tutorial we will cover the installation of the base cabinets. Check out our tutorial on installing hanging cabinets if your project includes hanging cabinets. Do not screw the cabinets together through the thin walls or backs. Only screw through the framing or ledger boards. In some cases, you may need to install a filler strip in between a cabinet and a wall. Use the same technique you used to secure two cabinet sections together.
Lift and turn the island cabinets on their sides to access the base underneath. If the cabinet base walls are a half-inch thick, the new traced outline should be a half-inch inside the taped outline. When the base cabinets are installed, their bottom edges will have to be shimmed so they all line up level to this mark. After you have hung your wall cabinets and installed the corner base cabinet, you can finish your cabinet installation. Finishing the base cabinet runs is less strenuous than hanging the wall cabinets because the cabinets rest on the floor and don’t need to be supported while you secure them to the wall.
Secure the cabinets to the rail and each other. I used a mixture of cabinet screws and hollow wall anchors to secure the rail to the wall, hitting as many studs as possible. The lower cabinets also get plastic legs on the front and sides to help level them. Install the remaining base cabinets by leveling the cabinet sides, screwing them to the wall studs, and then fastening them together. Attach toe-kick trim boards or side panel trim, if desired. For all wall cabinets, it is necessary to secure each cabinet to the ceiling or soffit studs with two (2) screws or two lag bolts (not provided) through the top panel and/or front frame firmly into a stud.
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This is the base cabinet level line(without countertop).Mark this line across all walls that will receive cabinet. Do not secure base cabinets to wall until all cabinets are attached to at the front face frame. Once you’ve completed a line of wall or base cabinets, you can deal with any gaps left in the layout by fitting filler pieces.