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Kitchen Cabinet Install

In this video, Tom Silva demostrates his preferred cabinet installation method. What's yours?

Some of this probably seems pretty basic to you guys, but you might pick up a tip or two.

There are two schools of thought about installing cabinets. Do you install the lowers first or the uppers?

Lots of people install the lower cabinets first. Once the lowers are in place, it's easy to use them as a handy shelf for holding tools and for bracing the uppers as you install them.

As you see in the video, we like to install the uppers first with nothing underneath them to get in the way.