An OCH 10 Step Program: Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Step 1: Install the hanging bracket for the upper cabinets.

Step 2: Hang the upper cabinets on the bracket and secure with hardware.

Step 3: Secure base board to wall along level line.

Step 4: Set backs of base cabinets onto baseboard and adjust feet under fronts of cabinets.

Step 5: Allow excited wife to put food items inside newly installed cabinets to “see what it looks like.”

Step 6: Make sure all cabinet surfaces are level in every direction. Adjust feet as necessary.

Step 7: Cut openings for plumbing in sink base cabinet.

Step 8: Install sink base cabinet and what T calls “cute little pipe cozies.”

Step 9: Realize that in writing this blog you may be oversimplifying the actual process of kitchen building for your readers.

Step 10: Apologize for making the project sound easier than it is. In truth, no post could accurately portray in fair detail the frustrating mishaps, annoying delays and myriad trips to the hardware store that you ran into before cabinet installation was complete.

More to come.

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5 Responses to An OCH 10 Step Program: Installing Kitchen Cabinets

  1. Talent AND humor… I love you two…

  2. Dave says:

    I understand what you’re saying. You can never accurately describe all the little idiosyncrasies that go on while making something look good. It always looks better when completed and then you can tell your friends “it was no big problem”.

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  4. Glenn says:

    Perhaps I missed it, but was there a reason that you left the soffets in place instead of tearing them out and installing taller cabinets?
    BTW, love the blog, you guys remind me very much of wife and I. We’ve redone the entire house together, and the kitchen is the last room. I’ll miss the work.

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