Create Simple Bottom Kitchen Cupboards


Bottom kitchen cupboards are important for you to have in your kitchen whenever you want to create a functioning section for preparing your meals and also providing you with a good kind of flow within your kitchen room. For those of you who have some easy knowledge of carpentry, it is wise for you to build your own bottom kitchen cupboards instead of spending on expensive cabinets in the market. By making the bottom kitchen cupboards, you can choose what kind of materials that you need whether it is much cheaper and also reduce on the cost of professional assistance whenever you purchase kitchen cabinets from a kitchen cabinet shops.

To create simple bottom kitchen cupboards, you need:

  • Tape measure
  • Lumber
  • Circular saw
  • Wood glue and nail gun
  • Paint or stain
  • Polyurethane
  • Paint roller or sprayer
  • Paintbrush
  • Rag
  • Drill and bits
  • Cabinet hardware
  • Screws

Creating Simple Bottom Kitchen Cupboards

How to Create Simple Bottom Kitchen Cupboards

  • First thing that you need to do is to measure the area.
    • Make sure you measure it correct especially when it comes to its height, width and depth.
    • For normal cabinets you will find that the sizes range from 24 inches deep and 40 inches high while the widths depend on the kitchen cabinets itself. Therefore you must have precise measurements when you start to build your own bottom kitchen cupboards.

You can also do some research through the internet to look for some sample layout that can help you to determine which one is the most suitable for your kitchen.

  • Once you have got all the measurements, you can proceed with the next step which is sketching a simple layout of the style and also the locations of the cabinets.
  • You can choose and make use of less expensive kind wood such as lumber which is usually unfinished.
    • From here you can simply paint them or even stain the cabinets once you finished making them.
  • After you have purchased the lumber, you have to cut them according to your desired measurements that you have acquired earlier.
    • You can use a circular saw to cut the lumber and make sure to cut it with two side pieces along with a back, a top and a bottom for each cabinet that you want to create.
  • You can construct your cabinet box starting with the base.
    • First thing that you need to do is to glue both of the edges and attach the sides.
    • You can even use a nail gun in order to make sure that all the joints are secured.
    • Then, you can add glue to both of the side pieces before attaching its top.
    • If you think that it is necessary to have additional support, you can simply add nails onto both of the sides.
  • Next, you need to coat all the joints by using wood glue.
    • Once it is thoroughly dry, you can proceed by nailing each joint using your nail gun to provide some additional support.
  • After that you can finish the wood before you can proceed to install the cabinets.
    • Make sure to sand the entire surface of the cabinets in a lightly manner in order to create a slightly rough surface whenever you want to paint or stain them with a new color.
  • For those of you who want to apply paint onto the cabinets, you can use either a roller or even use sprayer.
    • As for staining, you can simply use a brush and rag.
    • In order to get better results, make sure that you apply more than one layer of either the paint or stain that you are using.
  • The next step that you need to do is to apply polyurethane which is a clear coat that can provide protection to your cabinet wood and paint.
    • Polyurethane can protect them from damage done by water, stains and scratches.
  • Then, you have to attach drawer tracks or shelving that requires you to create marking level lines parallel to both sides of your cabinets.
    • Once you have the accurate marking, you can screw the rails accordingly.
    • Make sure that you positioned the rail correctly so that it meets the bottom of your drawer.
    • Next, you have to install the metal sliders into its slot by ensuring that it is align along with the back edge of your drawer’s face.
    • You also need to install shelves by using screws from the back and sides of your cabinet.
  • Last but not least, you need to install finished cabinet faces such as hinges, knobs and door pulls of your choice that suits the kitchen cabinets.
    • Make sure that you screw them securely by using a drill.
    • As for installing hinge, you need to carefully follow its manufacture’s guide as it vary depending on the hinge type that you are using.

Before installing your door and drawer knobs, you must ensure that you have measure them accurately so that you will be having a standard look for the kitchen cupboards. You must place the drawer pulls at the center of your drawer and as for the door knobs, it should be placed in a lower corner.

Always remember that whenever you want to build simple bottom kitchen cupboards you need to have a good layout as well as kitchen design.

  • You can review some of the helpful tips through the internet by browsing official website of Wellborn Cabinets, Inc. or where you would be able to find easy-to-use online CAD Program that can assist in designing your kitchen layout. You will also find step-by-step online tutorials that can help you to create simple cabinets along with informative tips in terms of choosing suitable style for your kitchen.

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