The first step in my kitchen cabinet makeover was simply to build a few birch plywood boxes. My plan was to take these boxes and put them on top of the cabinets to fill in some of that empty space and also serve as extra storage later on. I simply measured the distance above the cabinets where I wanted the upper storage to be and then made different length boxes. I had no idea that my first step would be the easiest step in the whole build, but it definitely was! Maybe it was because I build a lot of cajóns (box drums) but more likely because it is simply gluing together a couple of rectangles. As you will see in the pictures below, there is nothing fancy here. All you need is some plywood, a way to break it down, and a few brad nails and wood glue!