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Installing Cabinets


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Tools & Materials

Kitchen cabinets
Bead board or tongue-and-groove paneling
Measuring tape
Power drill
Wood screws
Heavy cardboard or plywood
Coat hooks

Getting Started

TIP: Use kitchen cabinets to build small projects all over your home.

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In entryway, build coat closet out of pantry, base, and half wall cabinets.

Installing the Cabinets

Attach one pantry to wall stud.

Use base cabinet for bottom center.

Build base of 2 by 4s to raise base cabinet to level of pantry.

Level base cabinet and attach to wall.

Attach second pantry to wall stud

Install half wall cabinet at center top.

TIP: Use a removable brace to secure top cabinet while you secure it in place.

Finishing Up

Finish interior with bead board or tongue-and-groove paneling and butcher-block seat.