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Kitchen cabinets add to the beauty of the kitchen decor and serve a very important purpose of storage in the kitchen. In this article, we will give you a step-by-step direction to build a kitchen cabinet.

Building Kitchen Cabinet - Step-By-Step Guide

Kitchen cabinets are an important factor in the architectural built-up of a kitchen. It can change the whole look and style of the kitchen. It also takes up the major part of the décor design of the kitchen. Most of the other elements in the décor of a kitchen depend on the cabinets. More often than not, people choose the cabinets first and match the floor tiles, ceiling tiles, counter-top etc. after that. The color and texture of the cabinets make a huge difference to the ambience and mood of the kitchen. It can also define the style of the kitchen; different themes like: country-side, contemporary, etc. can be set with installing the cabinets of the same theme. When you are renovating your kitchen, it is important to understand that if you plan to purchase a new set of cabinets, then it is going to cost a lot. This is the reason why generally people opt to re-do it by changing the texture of the cabinets or re-painting it. You can accessories it with exquisite knobs and beautiful drawer handles, to give a completely new look to the old cabinets and eventually to the whole kitchen. When cabinet purchasing can cost you a fortune, then it is advisable that you carefully access all your options, as the choices are innumerable. Cabinets can be broadly categorized into: stock, semi-custom and custom. Stock cabinets are the simplest kind; these can be installed easily but can only be re-painted, as far as re-modification is concerned. These are mass produces cabinets. While semi-custom cabinets are also mass produced, but they can be slightly modified to customer’s taste, like in: finishing, size, moldings, etc. As the name suggests, custom cabinets can be changed to one’s preference. There is another category I which cabinets can be differentiated: framed and un-framed. In the framed cabinet, the cabinet hinges are mounted on the outside and the cabinet hangs independently; while, the un-framed ones are frameless and with more storage capacity. These are more popular for obvious reasons. These facets of cabinets are not only important to understand when you are making a purchase but, it is crucial to know about different kinds of cabinets if you decide to construct one yourself. Building kitchen cabinet is not difficult at all. All you need is a knack for creativity, construction and wood-work. You should be quite handy. Patience and precision are also as important as any other factor involved in building a kitchen cabinet. If you can construct a right cabinet for your kitchen, then it can truly change the outlook of your kitchen. Since we know that it is a methodical task, here is the know-how of building a kitchen cabinet – step-by-step.

Constructing A Kitchen Cabinet From The Scratch:
  • It is the first step to decide what size of cabinets you would like for your kitchen. The neo-contemporary designs suggest a design in which you can have several wall-mounted open boxes of different sizes. You should decide beforehand, what you want to keep in that cabinet and if it will fit it at all.
  • Before actually cutting the wood, you should measure the dimensions of where you want to fit the kitchen cabinets. Write these measurements down. Estimate how much wood you will need. You also have the task to figure out what kind of wood you want for your kitchen cabinets. You can either have an easy-to-craft medium-density fiberboard, or if you want something more beautiful then you can go for cherry wood, pine or oak.
  • To make the sections, mark the wood with a pencil and cut it out carefully with a saw. Now you can join these sections by attaching them together with the wood glue. Do not be shy to use plenty of the glue. To be surer, you can hold the sections together to make sure that it is properly stuck together.
  • In order to make an open box with immaculate right-angles, use levels. You can either have lids on these boxes or not, depends on your chosen design.
  • Use a sandpaper to clear out excessive glue from the box, since it has perfectly dried now. You can and out the surface of the wooden box to make it more even; more so, if you are later varnishing or staining the wood.
  • You can now paint the cabinets in whatever texture and color you fancy. Also add decorative touches to it, like: door knobs, drawer handles, fancy borders, etc.
  • Your next step will be to fix the cabinet to the wall, using screws and drill. Here as well, the role of levels is imperative as it is to be made sure that the cabinets are mounted straight on to the wall. Use as many screws as you like, to ensure that your cabinet is hanging safely on the wall.