Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
You’ve prepped your kitchen and dry fit your cabinets. You’ve even checked everything for dings and dents from shipping. Now it's time to install the cabinets. There’s just one question, which do you install first, the uppers or the lowers? It's really up to you. However hanging the upper cabinets first will give you more room to maneuver in the space rather then having to lean over at the lower cabinets. And you won't need to worry about protecting the base cabinets as you work, although you may still want to protect your floor with drop cloths or cardboard.
There are a couple of important things to take care of before you install your cabinets. First, use your level to draw a level line on your wall right where the bottom of your cabinets will be, then screw a ledger board along the line. This 1x2 or 1x3 board will ensure a level installation and helps support the unit while folding it in position. Remove the doors and shelves from the units. This will only get in your way when you’re screwing the cabinets to the wall. Take numbers on them so you know which doors and drawers to go with which cabinets. Always start with a corner cabinet. That way if you need to adjust your spacing later, you can do it in the middle of the wall were it’s easiest.
Lift the unit onto the ledger board. If you can't get a friend to help you with this, you can rent a manual cabinet lift or other support. Then check the cabinet for level and plumb on all sides. Use wood shims as needed to make the cabinet plumb and square to the corner. Then go ahead and drive screws through the back of cabinet into the studs. Your screws need to be long enough to penetrate the drywall and the stud. Don’t even think of using nails here. With the corner units secure, you can move on to the next cabinet.
Lift the unit onto the ledger and snug it flush with the corner cabinet, then clamp them together. You can use adjustable clamps or C-clamps for this. Drill pilot holes to the face frames and screw the units together to the frame of the corner cabinet. Check to make sure the cabinet is leveled and plumbed and shim where needed. Then secure the unit to the wall with screws driven into the studs.
It’s rare that your cabinets will perfectly fit the dimensions of your kitchen. This is where the extra wood strips the manufacturer includes with the cabinets come to the rescue filling any gaps between the units. With all the upper cabinets installed, you can unscrew the ledger board and cut it back any excess shims. Well, your upper cabinets are up and they look beautiful. Now you’re ready for the base cabinets.
DIY Network is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network's programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts.