How to Reduce Wall Cabinet Depth in Carpentry

If your wall cabinets are too deep, you can cut them down to reduce the depth.

You can reduce the depth of your wall cabinets by cutting them down.You can reduce the depth of your wall cabinets by cutting them down.
You will be able to mount your cabinets to the wall without them taking up so much room. Oftentimes, cabinets become so cluttered in the rear, it is difficult to reach items. By reducing the depth of your wall cabinets, you will be able to reach items. This will keep your cabinets more organized and user friendly.

Measure the amount you would like to cut off the wall cabinets from the back of the cabinet and mark it with a pencil.

Draw a line around the entire cabinet using a straight-edge and a pencil.

Cut the back of the cabinet off using a circular saw. Cut slowly to avoid jagged and rough cuts.

Remove the sides from the back that was previously cut.

Place the back onto the cabinet. Attach it to the cabinet with 1 1/4-inch grabber screws and a power drill.

Things You Will Need

  • Tape measure
  • Straight-edge
  • Pencil
  • Circular saw
  • Power drill
  • 1 1/4-inch grabber screws

Warning

  • Use caution when working with power equipment.

About the Author

Living in Utah, Jared Curtis graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Curtis is continuing his education in hard sciences to apply to medical school in the future. He began writing professionally in 2010, specializing in cabinet-related articles.