Squaring Up Larger Projects

Larger projects such as cabinets or shelves can often be challenging to "square up". These handy tips will help you square up even the largest projects.

Opposite Corners

A quick trick to ensuring boxes, shelves, and other projects are perfectly square, is to measure from opposite corners. When the two measurements are the same, the case is perfectly square.

3-4-5 Triangle Method

This trick is used often in the construction industry for setting up foundations and other large projects. To use this method you would measure and mark a point 3' from the corner. Next measure 4' in the other direction. Stretch a tape measure between these two points. When the distance between them is 5' the corner is square.