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I am a cabinet installer and have been using a pair of cabinet jacks, as shown in the accompanying drawing, for years.
They work better than an extra set of hands when it’s time to hold the upper cabinets in place before I screw them to the walls — and they are easy to make.
All that’s required to build a hinge are two pieces of 3/4-inch plywood — one 14 inches long and the other 17-1/2 inches long — a 3-1/2-inch gate hinge and some old bicycle inner tubing to protect the finished countertop.
The key is the hinge, of course, which allows me to make minute adjustments up or down by simply changing the angle of the upright.
Also, if I need to install upper cabinets before the base cabinets are in place, I simply screw a couple of extension legs to each jack.
— Kenny Eident, Fort Mill, S.C.
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