Building Kitchen Cabinets on a Floating Floor

kitchen with white cabinets, tile backsplash, and wood floors
  • 12-20 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 500-1,600
What You'll Need
Measuring tool
Drill and drill bits
Wood glue
Table saw
Jig saw
Drawer slides
Boring tool
Stud finder
Varnish or paint

A floating floor can make any kitchen look sophisticated and beautiful. You can continue the updated look by improving the function and appearance of your kitchen with your own kitchen cabinets. Here are the basic steps to build and install cabinets if you have a floating floor.

Measure and Cut Wood

Download kitchen cabinet plans online to ascertain the materials you need. Once you have gathered all the wood you need, always follow the golden rule - measure twice and cut once. Do not trim them again once you have already cut them. Follow the sizes stated in your plan and be precise. Use clamps to hold boards in place as needed.

Cut Cabinet Sides

cutting plywood with a circular saw

Simple cabinets are at least 19 inches deep. Cut ¾-inch plywood to the depth. Remember that the size of the cut will also depend on the plan you are following. Next, cut a ¾-inch base.

Frame and Nail Base Together

Attach the sides and bases with ails. You could also use wood glue for this purpose. Just be sure to fasten them correctly to avoid any mistakes. Fasten clamps to the base to make it sturdier. Apply additional glue to the clamps for added support.

Drill Holes

Drill holes on the topsides and bottom before fastening the frame to the whole unit. You can use finishing nails in these holes. As these types of holes do not have heads, they can easily sink in the wood. Cover their visible parts with wood putty.

Attach Doors and Sliders

cabinet hinge

Sand the doors and outer edges of the areas where you will be installing the hinges and sliders. Drill holes to make driving screws easier. Align the cabinet door to the hinges you have previously created. Temporarily screw-in sliders to the areas for the drawers. Once you have ensured that the drawers would fit in snugly, tighten all the screws of the sliders.

Install Cabinet

Use a stud finder to ensure that you align the cabinet frame to the studs on the wall. Drill the holes. Align the cabinets using a shim.

Apply Finishing Touches

Double-check for any nails needing coverage or loose screws. Sand the exteriors and interiors of the cabinet. Apply wood putty on irremovable stains and other wood impurities. After the mixture has dried, sand the surface again and remove all debris and dust using a vacuum cleaner or clean rug. Paint with varnish or wood paint.