DIY Kitchen Cabinets

Update your kitchen cabinets with these DIY projects, repairs and ideas.

Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

Build your own kitchen cabinets? Why not? Face frame cabinets are just plywood boxes with hardwood face frames, and you can buy doors (the hard part) online.

DIY Kitchen Cabinets projects

  • How to Refresh Kitchen Cabinets

    Bring tired kitchen cabinets back to life with a good cleaning, new hardware, a fresh finish and a few simple, creative accents. This article…

  • How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

    Paint cabinets to brighten a shabby kitchen. Choose an oil-based paint or a water-borne acrylic enamel. Both create tough, durable surfaces…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

    Build your own kitchen cabinets? Why not? Face frame cabinets are just plywood boxes with hardwood face frames, and you can buy doors (the hard…

  • Install Cabinets Like a Pro!

    Tips for installing box cabinets successfully. Learn how to hang kitchen wall cabinets and install island cabinets with these pro tips.

  • 10 Simple Kitchen Cabinet Repairs

    Tune up your kitchen cabinets and make them look and work like new. Learn quick fixes for banging, misaligned doors, sticky drawers, broken…

  • Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

    Here’s a home improvement job that’ll give you instant home equity along with great visual impact. Installing your own kitchen…

  • Installing Kitchen Cabinets

    Install kitchen cabinets—base, wall and peninsula—using professional techniques. Hanging cabinets is easy and you'll save on…

  • How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets

    Transform dated, worn-out cabinets into attractive new ones. This article shows how to refinish old kitchen cabinets and replace the doors and…

  • How to Replace a Sink Base Cabinet Floor

    The flimsy particleboard bottoms in most kitchen and bathroom sink bases are often swollen and moldy from leaks. The best fix is to cut them out…

  • How to Install Cabinet Hardware

    Get knobs and pulls right the first time