Question about Shimming Wall Cabinets

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Old 09-15-19, 05:43 AM
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Question about Shimming Wall Cabinets

I am installing 42Ē wall cabinets with an 8í ceiling. When placing the first cabinet run, I can see that it needs a shim to the top right side. This may be a dumb question, but I canít figure out how to check the left side. Itís against a pantry cabinet, so I canít see if there are any gaps in that area. I donít have access overhead, so I canít look from the top. I appreciate any suggestions. This is my first time installing wall cabinets, and Iím trying to learn as much as possible.
 
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Old 09-15-19, 05:51 AM
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Use a level and see if it is leaning. outside of cabinet will be same as inside.
 
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Old 09-15-19, 05:52 AM
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I start by carefully measuring the area with an accurate level. I check the ceiling for level and note the lowest point. Then check your pantry cabinet for plumb and note where it is proud (sticking out) where your uppers will meet it. Those two points, where the ceiling is low and the pantry sticks out the furthest, dictate where your upper cabinets will be located as that is where your uppers will hit.

With your uppers touching those two points and make the uppers level. Don't forget that the bottom off all your upper cabinets must be in line and straight. Hopefully everything fits nice a straight without odd gaps but if there are gaps they can be covered with molding.
 
 

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