How to Add Shelves Above Kitchen Cabinets

Make every inch count with an easy-to-clean upper-cabinet shelf

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Cordless drill
  • Miter saw
  • Nail set

If possible, use an 18-gauge finish nailer to attach the shelf

See Figure A - Cutting List