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Cabinet How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our cabinet step-by-step tips & ideas.


How to Build a Custom Built-In Using Stock Shelving

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva transforms stock shelving into a custom built-in

Easy Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

Stretch the life of kitchen cupboards by giving them a low-cost cottage-inspired face-lift

Pull-Out Kitchen Shelves: Installation in 8 Steps

Norm Abram shows how to create easy access to items by building sliding kitchen shelves in a base cabinet.

Repainted Kitchen Cabinets

How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Choose the right paint and primer to give your kitchen cabinets a high-quality finish—without breaking your budget. This Old House painting expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor the proper way to paint cabinets for a new, updated look.

How to Fix a Loose Cabinet Door

Put your loose, stripped, or sagging cabinet hinges back into place.


How to Install Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for producing tight-fitting mitered corner joints on crown molding

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Banish the worst greasy messes from the cupboards and drawers that hold everything in your cook space.

19 Ways to Cut Costs on Your House Remodel

Home renovation costs can add up quickly. Here are a handful of ways you can plan for a cheaper remodel.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets & More

Transform the look of your cupboards with the right prep, primer, cabinet paint and bright ideas—on a budget.

How to Refinish Cabinets Without Sanding

Want to save time on a kitchen update? Consider painting your kitchen cabinets without having to sand them first. Read our tips to learn how.


How to Build a Wall-Hung TV Cabinet

Build a wall-hung cabinet with bifold doors to hide the TV when it's not being used.


How to Hang a Kitchen Wall Cabinet

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet


How to Build a Tool Storage Cabinet

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva creates wall-hung storage for tools and supplies

How to Build a Jelly Cupboard

Construct a cupboard from edge-glued pine panels, or select one to buy and get a jump on making preserves

How to Remove Painted Hinges from Wood Cabinets

Learn how to remove hinges buried under layers of paint while refinishing wood cabinets

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

A makeover doesn't necessarily mean replacing those gloomy cabinets. You can clean them up and brush on some new paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny.

How to Hang Kitchen Cabinets

The right way to put up cabinets with tight joints, flush frames, and perfectly aligned doors

Building a Ventilated Cabinet Door

Wooden grille inserts provide plenty of airflow


How to Install a Frost-Proof Faucet

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to replace a standard hose faucet with a freeze-resistant model

How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

Renew your kitchen in one wallet-friendly weekend

Adding Glide-Out Shelves

Base-cabinet storage you can really use.

Collection Agents

Recycling is part of life for many homeowners. Here's a rundown of products and ideas that make it easier.