How To Build A Wall Cabinet With Doors

Learning how to build a wall cabinet with doors is a great way to add style and storage space to any room in your home. While building cabinets might seem like an intimidating task, it’s actually quite straightforward if you have the right tools and woodworking skills. In this article, we’ll walk through each step of the process so that you can follow along at home. You’ll learn how to measure your wall space, cut the stock pieces for your cabinet door and frame, assemble side pieces onto bottom doors, attach back boards as well as top shelves or trim pieces (if desired) before finishing off with a coat of paint or stain—and voila. This guide should make any DIYer feel confident enough tackle their own version at home while saving time (and money) on hiring out the project.

Step 1 – Measure The Wall Area

Before you begin, it’s important to measure the wall area where you want to install your cabinet. Measure the width and height of the wall area, and write these measurements down so that they are handy when selecting your door size. In addition, make sure you measure the width, height and length of your cabinet as well as its door opening dimensions (width x height). You’ll also need to know how thick or deep your baseboard is at each end of the wall section where you plan on installing a cabinet.

Once all measurements have been taken for both sides of each opening in order to assure proper spacing between doors and walls/baseboard trim pieces (if applicable), determine where exactly along one side or corner within this open space it would be most practical place a unit like ours from Home Depot® then mark this spot with painter’s tape or some other easy-to-remove adhesive material so that everyone involved knows exactly what needs doing before moving forward with construction work later on down track.

Step 2 – Cut The Stock Pieces

Use a tape measure to measure the length of each stock piece you need to cut, then mark it with a pencil. The number of pencil marks corresponds with the number of saw cuts you will make, so make sure they’re spaced out evenly.

  • Now that you have your measurements marked on the wood and it’s ready for cutting, use whatever saw you prefer: circular saw or jigsaw (for large panels), miter saw (for complex angles) or hand-held power tool (for smaller pieces). Make sure to use sharp blades for best results

Step 3 – Attach The Door Stops

Now you’re ready to attach your door stops. Door stops are used to prevent the doors from hitting the wall and should be attached first, before attaching the doors. You can use wood glue to attach them to your cabinet. Attach them at an angle so that they extend away from each other and towards where the walls will sit once it’s all together. The door stops should be located on either side of each door, so that when you open them, they don’t hit anything behind them.

After attaching the doors using wood glue (more on this later), make sure all of your screws are flush with their respective holes in both sides of each door panel so that there are no gaps between those parts when closed (this will help keep things looking nice). Also make sure not to overhang too much past where cabinets meet up

Step 4 – Attach The Back Board

  • Drill or screwdriver to attach the back board
  • Level to make sure it is straight
  • Screwdriver to attach the backboard

Step 5 – Attach The Bottom Board

  • Attach the bottom board to the sides by screwing in two screws about halfway up from each corner on the front and back side of each side.
  • Attach the bottom board to the bottom board by screwing in two more screws from the back side of each side into the middle of each piece of wood (you’ll need to drill a pilot hole first).
  • Attach all four pieces together by driving screws through their middle sections into both ends of your bottom boad

Step 6 – Assemble And Attach The Sides To The Bottom Piece

Attach the sides to the bottom. Make sure that all of your joints are flush and that all of your pieces are flush with one another, including the back, front, and sides. Use carpenter’s glue or wood glue on all butt joints (long pieces) and use clamps or brad nails to secure them until they set up.

Step 7 – Finish Assembly And Install the Cabinet

  • Install the cabinet
  • Install the door handles
  • Install the cabinet door hinges
  • Install the cabinet door knobs
  • Install the cabinet doors

You can DIY a wall cabinet with just a few basic tools.

As you can imagine, building a wall cabinet with doors requires some basic tools and supplies. First, here’s what you’ll need:

  • A circular saw with a guide attachment—a jig saw will also work, but it takes longer to cut through thicker stock pieces
  • Power drill/screwdriver (you could also use an impact driver if you have one)
  • Dial calipers for measuring cuts (optional)

Next, let’s get started! To begin building your DIY wall cabinet with doors, measure the area where you plan on installing it and make sure that there is clearance at least 1 inch taller than the tallest shelf in your cabinet. You may want to check these measurements more than once just to be safe.


Installing a wall cabinet is pretty straightforward. With the right tools and a little know-how, you can install one yourself in just a few hours. All you need to do is measure the area where you want your cabinet to go, then cut out pieces of wood for the doors, shelves and sides before assembling it all together. Follow these steps carefully and you’ll have your very own custom made storage space in no time

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