Contractor Measuring and Cutting for Renovation.If you took wood shop in school, it would come in handy when you are preparing to work with wood at home. All you need are a few skills to install custom shelves, cabinets, drawers, or even pegs. Remember to use a tool belt so you will have everything ready at hand as you prepare to work with your kitchen to organize all the items, and keep them in places where you can easily find them. Here are a few techniques that can help you in kitchen organization. If you need help at any time, or you don’t feel comfortable using tools or power tools, call a professional.

Have all your tools ready

You need basic tools for carpentry like hammer, screwdriver, level device, electric drill, circular saw, measuring tape, and few other accessories. It would cost you just below $60 to complete your basic tool box for organizing your kitchen.

Save space with wall studs

Wall studs are wooden beams erected to hold the home structure, and are found every few inches behind a drywall. You can use a stud finder that usually beeps or flashes whenever it finds the wall stud. If you do not have a stud finder, you could knock on the walls and listen to the difference in sound for solid and dry walls. Electrical outlets are generally installed in these wall studs. Use the space between two wall studs to build a cabinet that can be used for storage.

Check the levels

Use a level device to help you install shelves, cabinets, or other items in a perfect horizontal or vertical level. While building floating shelves, careful not to hang them slightly off the normal horizontal level, because that can cause the items you place on them to slide and fall. It also spoils the aesthetic appeal of the room if shelves and cabinets are not leveled properly. The level device has a reader that will display whether or not your item is perfectly leveled.

Use files for under cabinet installations

The spaces under cabinets can be used constructively to maximize storage areas. You can use tools to install sliding drawers or opt for rollout drawers in these spaces. You need simple cutting tools, files, and other essentials of carpentry to get the best out of the smallest spaces in your kitchen.

Handle drills with care

Electric drills are necessary tools in carpentry as you would have to drill into wall studs to install cabinets, or shelves. To ensure that your installations are strong, you need to choose drill bits that are a little smaller than the screw. You can drill into the wall stud using the forward mode, and retract using the reverse mode. Do not drill into drywall, and always install pegs, shelves, or cabinets by hoisting it onto wall studs.

Screwdrivers for fixing installations

Any screwdriver can help you install screws to keep installations in place. Once you drill holes in wall studs, and the wooden installation, hoist it up, align both holes, use the level device to check for proper level, and use a good electric screwdriver to fix the installation in place.

Some people enjoy carpentry as it is a form of art. However, if you are new to it, get guidance from your family or friends. Another better option would be to hire a professional to help you with the organizing process.