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Here are the DIY Basics Not Just for Kitchens.

Watch an Overview Video

Step 1

Tools & Materials

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

Step 2

Getting Started

Build in closet laundry room with upper cabinets, countertop, and open shelving.

Use base cabinets, countertop, uppers, and wine rack to build wet bar.

Create dining room hutch from base cabinets, countertop, and upper cabinets.

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

Pro Tip

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

Step 3

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.

Pro Tip

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

Step 4

Finishing Up

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