Building Kitchen Cabinets on a Floating Floor

A floating floor can make any kitchen look sophisticated and beautiful. However, this does not mean that you should not take the time to improve the function and appearance of your kitchen. Let it brim with personality by adding your own kitchen cabinets.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Plywood
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tool
  • Holesaw
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Clamps
  • Wood glue
  • Table saw
  • Jig saw
  • Dowels
  • Hinges
  • Knobs
  • Drawer slides
  • Router
  • Boring tool
  • Stud finder
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Varnish or paint
  • Brush

Step 1 – Measure and Cut Wood

Download kitchen cabinet plans online to ascertain the materials you would need. Once you have gathered all the wood you would need, always follow the golden rule—measure twice and always cut once. Measure every wood twice. Do not trim them again once you have already cut them. Follow the sizes stated in your plan. Use clamps to guide your measurements.

Step 2 – Cut Cabinet Sides

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

Step 3 – 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 mistake. Fasten clamps to the base to make it sturdier. Apply additional glue to the clamps for added support.

Step 4 – Drill Holes

Drill holes on the top sides 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.

Step 5 – Attach Doors and Sliders

Sand the doors and outer edges of the areas where you would 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 ensures that the drawers would fit in snugly, tighten all the screws of the sliders.

Step 6 – 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.

Step 7 – 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 dusts using a vacuum cleaner or clean rug. Paint with varnish or wood paint.