Combining the functional beauty of cabinetry with the strength of SPAX® fasteners, you can create a well-crafted and dependable storage solution that enhances both the functionality and aesthetics of your space.
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Cabinets are a very expensive and visible part of kitchens and baths so care must be taken to provide a structurally sound assembly and assurance they are properly attached to wall studs. Whether your planning to install your cabinets yourself or hiring a professional, preparation is the key to success. SPAX® has all the necessary construction screws and trim screws for both these areas of detail.
Preparing for Construction
Preparing for construction is a critical step in the timeline. Dust from demolition and installation is always a concern and we’ve listed some helpful hints to assist you during construction and after installing cabinets, easing the transition back to a fully functioning kitchen and home.
- Seal off the kitchen area doorways with plastic sheeting.
- Close all vents on the same floor as the kitchen during construction days.
- Close as many doors as possible.
- In adjoining rooms, cover furniture with blankets, and bookcases with plastic painter's tarps.
- Take a break – plan time away from the project including dinners out.
- When possible, set-up the construction area in a garage or outside covered area to eliminate the dust and noise of construction in the home's living space.
The Fundamentals of Cabinet Installation
Proper installation of your new cabinetry will ensure that it performs well in your home. Whether you're considering installing the cabinetry yourself, or just want to know what to expect when professional installers come to your home, don't forget that the selection choices go beyond the cabinet styles and finishes.
From measuring the space, to knowing what tools are needed, to adding finishing touches like crown moulding and hardware, our assortment of fasteners cover all your cabinetry needs.
CABINET INSTALLATION TIPS FROM THE SPAX CREW
Construction Screws for Cabinet Frame Assembly
SPAX® offers a wide range of flat head countersinking construction screws for use in attaching interior cabinet wood framing connections. Ranging in diameters from #6, #8, #10 and #14 and lengths from 1/2” to 4-3/4”.
Face Frame and Styles Attachment
SPAX® recommends using a #8 x 2-1/2” MDF/Hardwood fastener for styles attachment. This product provides a unique combination of patented thread technology with a drill point type design feature which allows for this product to be a more effective solution in small, thin hardwood trims in order to prevent splitting and damage during connection assembly. For more information on MDF/Hardwood Screws click below:
Cabinet Screws for Wall Attachment
Per the installation guidelines listed above SPAX® offers a cabinet screw that is a wafer head for superior holding power to attach cabinets through the wall structure into wood wall studs. SPAX cabinet screws are IRC/IBC Code Compliant and range in sizes from #8 & #10 and lengths from 1-1/4” through 3”.
T-STAR PLUS FLAT HEAD YELLOW ZINC
SPAX® T-STAR plus Flat Head fasteners with yellow zinc coating are designed for use in multiple material connections often found inside residential domains. These construction fasteners are designed to countersink in lumber for a clean-flush finish and provides a quick and easy installation. In addition, they provide long-lasting, "contractor proven" secure connections.
T-STAR PLUS WAFER HEAD YELLOW ZINC
SPAX® T-STAR plus Wafer Head fasteners with yellow zinc coating are designed for use in multiple material connections. They are designed with a low profile large diameter wafer head which is ideal for installation of cabinetry or where a countersunk head is not desired.
MULT-MATERIAL FASTENERS ARE THE PRO'S CHOICE
SPAX® Multi-Material Engineered Construction Fasteners are the versatile fastening solution for installing new kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
Choose from the variety of head styles, including the wafer head for attaching and hanging cabinet boxes.