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How to Heighten the Tops of Your Kitchen Cabinets

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Step by step tutorial on how to make your builder grade cabinets look custom by heightening the tops of your cabinets.
  • how to heighten the tops of your kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects
  • how to heighten the tops of your kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects, Build a box using pine plywood in a smooth finish Anchor the box to the top of your existing cabinets
Build a box using pine plywood in a smooth finish.Anchor the box to the top of your existing cabinets.
  • how to heighten the tops of your kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects, Apply new crown and nail to the top of your boxes
Apply new crown and nail to the top of your boxes.
  • how to heighten the tops of your kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects, Nail small wood trim to hide the seams between the old cabinet and the new addition
Nail small wood trim to hide the seams between the old cabinet and the new addition.
  • how to heighten the tops of your kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinets, kitchen design, woodworking projects, Caulk away hiding all imperfections Paint
Caulk away, hiding all imperfections. Paint

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  • Linda Postiglione
    Linda Postiglione Murfreesboro, TN

    The sides of my cabinets are laminate. Can I paint over the laminate?

    • Melinda.plummer

      You can add beadboard or wood to the end caps because painting over laminate sometimes can cause it to tear. We have had several bids and this is what they told us.

  • Lillian Herceg

    We have done similar reno of our kitchen - TRANSFORMATION IS JUST UNBELEVABLE... sorry never took before pictures...

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl Garden City, NY

    It's a beautiful job!!! I see your before photo from a distance looking at the entire kitchen do you have an after photo looking at the whole kitchen?

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl Garden City, NY

    Stunning!! Do you have a whole picture of your kitchen after your redo?

  • Taylor Clarise
    Taylor Clarise Los Angeles, CA

    Great Job :)

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