I'm gonna install new base cabinets in kitchen for the 1st time ever.
Need advice on leveling hardware from anyone with experience. Sooooo
many different types etc. I really like the "ez- level" system but
they are way too expensive. I'd need about 15 'sets'. I'm looking for
ease of use and sturdy. Thanks you all for help.
Well built square and plumb cabinets should not need to do more than
sit on a perfectly leveled floor. Most commercial cabinets are made to
those standards. Consider getting a level floor to save all the
aggravation. Also, it is critical that drywall behind the cabinets be
absolutely flat and square to avoid nasty gaps needing some unsightly
Start with a level floor and walls that are perpendicular to the floor
and are flat so there willnot be any gaps or spaces between the
cabinets and the walls. If the cabinets are commercially built, they
should be square and not be a problem. If you are talking about
leveling hanging wall cabinets, that is a little more complicated, but
you said base cabinets.
I've used a couple of different brands, Blum was one. They all worked
OK. But decent medium duty levelers are $3-4 each, so not much
cheaper than the EZ-level. If you have more time than money, do it
the way it's been done for ages, with wooden shims. Draw a level line
34.5" (or whatever suits your installation) up from the highest spot
on the run of cabinets. Shim the backs to the line, and then use a
level front to back and shim the fronts. Level the first cabinet,
screw it in place, and go from there. It really doesn't take that
long. And it's not like you will need to fuss with them once leveled,
unless you anticipate the floor sagging, in which case you have bigger
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