Installing Kitchen Cabinets

With these basic techniques, you can install your cabinets straight, solid and true

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Block plane
  • Belt sander
  • Circular saw
  • Clamps
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Drill bit set
  • Jigsaw
  • Stud finder
  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Level, 4-ft.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Shims
  • Screws, 2-1/2-in.