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How To Locate Wall Studs

March 11th, 2011 No comments

Finding the locations of wall studs when installing cabinets is vitally important. I am going to review a few of the most popular methods that cabinet installers use to locate where these steel or two-by-four (2×4) wood supports are hiding behind drywall.
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Wine Glass Stemware Holders For Under Bar or Kitchen Cabinets

February 28th, 2011 No comments

There are many different styles of wine glass holders designed to be installed under cabinets. Some stemware racks do not need to be altered and others do. The grooved slats are available in many different finishes and sizes. Usually the process of attaching them to the bottom of a bar or kitchen cupboard involves securing them with a couple of screws.

Important to Know:
Many of the oak, maple, walnut, cherry or poplar wood holders are unfinished. You may need to get some polyurethane clear-coat or Minwax.

There are also different sized bases on wine glasses. Some of the customer reviews on Amazon reported that the grooves were too small for their wine glass bases.
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Freestanding Island Sink Cabinet Installation

February 21st, 2011 No comments

Kitchen Island Cabinet DesignWhen you have a freestanding island sink cabinet it can be a little challenging to get the holes drilled for the plumbing pipes in the right place. In this article, we will explore how I would approach this situation. I’ve installed many of these island cupboards during my thirty plus years of my kitchen cabinet carrier.

Accuracy In The Layout
The most important part of this process is going to be getting the pencil marks on the floor in the correct location. These lines MUST be right on the money. I always draw exactly where the cabinets will be located, including making marks for the fillers as well. If you mess up the layout you can clean the pencil marks off with lacquer thinner and start over.
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Cabinet Door Hardware Template

February 9th, 2011 1 comment

One thing that irritates me is to see a cabinet handles or knobs are not aligned properly. If a hardware template is used for aligning, marking and drilling the three sixteenths inch wide holes, the pulls can be in perfect position.

Freehand Measuring and Marking With a Pencil

When people install their kitchen or bathroom vanity handles or knobs by making freehand marks on the doors and drawer fronts, there is a huge margin of error. Even if they measure twice and drill once, there can be enough of an offset to make the hardware look crooked. One way to help ensure that the drill bit stays on course is by using a hole punch on the pencil marks before drilling the holes.
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Shimming Cabinets During Installation

July 14th, 2010 1 comment

There are four areas where shimming cabinets is necessary during the installation process. Certain standards must be adhered to when you are using shims on cupboards in order for the final look of the kitchen or bathroom set of cupboards to turn out right. You must not overextend your boundaries when working out the details for the cupboards to fit against the walls, floors, ceilings and each other. read Shimming Cabinets

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