Cabinets are easy to make. They are merely boxes that open and close. Some have drawers, but most have doors that slightly overlay the front of the “box”. You can build them to meet your needs. You can make them large or small. You can create upper cabinets and lower cabinets. You can transform your kitchen without spending a lot of money to have a professional do the job. However, if you have decided that it is time to take on the task of creating cabinets, you need to think about the tools you have available. When cabinet making, you need the right tools to make the job as easy as possible.
Due to the fact that you are most likely going to be using plywood for your cabinets, you need to consider using a top of the line saw blade for the cutting. The reason for this is simple. Plywood splinters when cut by cheaper blades that have large gaps between the teeth. If it splinters, you will have to sand it down and this will add more work to your list of things to do. Use a blade that has more teeth, closer together and you will be happy you did when the cut is smooth.
A clamp is also good to have on hand when it is time to install the cabinets. By clamping two boxes together you will not have to worry about pushing the cabinet into the wrong direction when you are trying to screw two of them together. This is useful on both upper and lower cabinets where wall and floor imperfections could make it difficult to keep things lined up.
If you are going to be installing drawers in the cabinet, you may find it difficult to install the drawer slide. There is a tool that you can purchase and use to help make this an easier task. However, if you have an extra set of helping hands, you probably can do it without the tool. The idea of it is to help you support the rail while screwing it to the cabinet.
Beyond that, there are basic tools that you will enjoy having within easy reach. They include a drill, a level, a pencil, a tape measure, screws, and wood glue. Wood glue will give your cabinet a little extra support and keep the screw from working out of the wood over time. You may also want a partner to help you hold things in place.