Base Drawer Cabinets
A ‘Base Drawer Cabinet’ comes complete with all screws and hardware required to assemble the cabinet.
Note: In your order you will find the paperwork on your job and in there is a detailed Assembly Instruction sheet which explains ‘which screw attaches to what and how many’.
Before you get cracking on the assembly of your cabinetry, please have a look here, as this area contains specific information to help you to speed up the process and reduce errors that you may make along the way.
1. Attach the Leg Bases to the bottom of the Cabinet. Click the button below to show you how it’s done:
2. Attach the Drawer Slides to the Ends (Gables). Click the button below to show you how it’s done:
3. Attach the Back Bench top Connector. Click the button below to show you how it’s done:
4. Join the Bottom (base) to a cabinet End (also known as a ‘Gable’ in some areas of Australia). Use the correct screw as identified in the detailed Assembly Instruction sheet (normally a 50mm screw). The joints are all butt joined as the screws act as a steel dowel, securing the pieces together.
Note: A machined location hole is drilled into the bottom front section of the End itself and this is to identify the bottom of the End Front.
TIP: Make sure that when fixing the End to the Bottom, this hole is at the bottom.
5. Join the remaining End (Gable) to the Bottom (Base) of the Cabinet.
6. Attach the Back. Use the correct screw as identified in the detailed Assembly Instruction sheet (normally a 50mm screw).
Tip: Double check that the back is affixed the correct way up, as it is a common mistake to put the back upside down and if the Back has adjustable shelf holes in it then these will not line up correctly when the shelf is installed.
7. Fix the Rail (Stretcher) to both the Cabinet Ends (Gables). Use the correct scew as identified in the detailed Assembly Instruction sheet (normally a 50mm screw, but this can vary).
Tip: A good idea is to pre-drill the rails using a 3mm drill bit (no thicker than this), to avoid possibly having the rail ‘splitting’, especially if the rail is only a short one. Then countersink a screw head hole into the Cabinets End Panel (so that the screw head will finish flush with the Cabinet End Panel when screwed up). There are several ways to do this, but the easiest is to use an 8mm drill bit (as this is the diameter of the screw head) and drill into the Cabinet End Panel 1 to 2mm max. This is to avoid having the screw head not correctly countersinking into the Cabinets End Panel, especially if the Rail is not very long:
8. If you have selected any Applied Ends or Fillers to go with this cabinet, here is how to do these:
9. Assemble the Drawer Runners. Here is how to do these:
10. Attach Door Fronts to Cabinet
Note: The drawer fronts are numbered and need to be installed in their correct sequence
Here is how to do these: