How to Build a Kitchen Cabinet

One of the best ways to increase the value of your home, impress your guests, and create more space in your kitchen is to replace the cabinets. This can be quite costly if gone through traditional means. I can show you a cheaper and more functional way to add some great decor to your kitchen at a fraction of the cost having them professionally installed. You can choose a nice complement to your kitchen interior.


Required Materials/Tools

  • Cabinet plans
  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Measurement tools
  • Saw
  • Screws and screw driver
  • Hammer and nails


  1. First we got to find the dimensions of the kitchen. Take careful measurements of where you want these cabinets and how high they are. Don’t forget to add information into the plans you are looking at for space and shelves too.
  2. Go to your lumber or hardware store. Ask about the wood needed and get information on the type you want to get. Various grains will stain different colors and will hold paint better than others. Some others are resistant to water and warping.
  3. When you get back after doing the research, make a list of materials you will need. Finalize the floor plans and double check the measurements. It’s never too much to double check and gets the right measurements.
  4. Go and acquire the supplies at the hardware store. You can have the lumber store cut the wood to the specifications instead of doing it yourself. It may cost a little extra, but it’s worth it in the long run. If you cut yourself, you may make a mistake and end up costing you valuable time and money getting replacements.
  5. Follow the plan you have and install the cabinets. Be sure to be careful removing the old ones. You can recycle the wood of your old cabinets at a recycling plant to be more eco friendly.
  6. After the cabinets are installed, it’s time to go and paint the cabinets. Be sure to paint in a well ventilated space.


  • You can get plans online for free. When selecting them, find one that suits you and follow the plan. You can see some great styles for any budget.
  • Check your wood. Make sure there are no lesions, it’s clean and not warped and check the corners for damage.
  • You can make your building faster by labeling the different components in pencil, this way you know what is where and be able to find the right pieces when you need them.
  • Make sure you have your budget set. You will have a good idea what you can and can not afford.
  • Be careful with sharp objects. Wear proper protective get a and a dusk mast.
  • If you can afford it, get the wood cut professionally. This will save time and money in the long run.
  • Measure twice, cut once.
  • Check to make sure the doors and drawers open and close smoothly, and don’t block anything. Fix them if they do.

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