|Easy Wall Cabinet Assembly |
1 - Carefully open the package, don't cut open with a razor knife, you could damage the finish on cabinets inside.
Check and count the items in the box, using the included parts list. This list may vary slightly depending on which cabinet style you purchased. If you are missing any items, please call us at once for replacement parts, sometimes small parts are taped to the inside of cabinet panels or to the box, check carefully. Exact parts lists will be included with each cabinet.
The basic assembly method will be the same for all cabinets & this is intended as a general guideline.
| ||Item||Qty|| || ||Item||Qty|
|A||Face Frame with Door||1|| ||F||Shelf Clips||8|
|B||Side Panels||2|| ||G||Shelves||2|
|C||Bottom||1|| ||H||1/4" Back Panel Screws||4|
|D||Top||1|| ||I||L-Bracket & Screws||4|
|E||Back Panel||1|| ||J||2" Wall Mount Screws||4|
NOTE: Items "I" & "J" may be optional. If you are installing cabinets over drywall, do not use item "J". Buy & use 2 1/2" long multi-purpose screws instead.
|2 - Gently lay the face frame with door attached (Part A) face down on a soft surface. (Use the box/packaging materials or blanket) to protect the finish from scratching. (See Figure 1) |
Working on a raised surface, like a workbench, will make the entire process go much faster & easier. If you have a large enough work area, lay all the parts out to the side for easier access as you are assembling. Keep all the small parts together and assemble only one cabinet at a time to avoid mixing parts, at least until you have assembled a few and get "good" at it. (You will!)
|3 - To easily install the side panels: First be sure to check the camlocks to see they are fully open. Insert a flat head screwdriver into the screw head of part 1 and turn it counterclockwise. (This step should be done on all camlocks before they are inserted.) |
Next, insert right & left side panels (B) into the grooves in the back of the face frame (A). (See Figure 2) The camlock (Figure 3 Part 2) is attached to the side panel & will slide over the connector plate (Figure 3 Part 1) which is attached to the face frame. After the side panels are inserted properly, they should be resting flat within the bottom of the groove in the face frame. Camlock (Part 1) should be seated firmly against the face frame. Now turn the camlock screws 180 degrees clockwise to lock them into place. If there is any resistance when inserting the side into the face frame you may need to gently bevel the edge of the side panel with a medium grit sandpaper. Also, check to see there are no splinters or rough edges inside the groove on the face frame. It is not unusual for plywood sides to have very slight warps in them which may need gentle nudging at one end or in the center to ease it into the face frame groove.
|4 - To easily install the top and bottom on the cabinet: Gently spread the side panels open just enough for the top (D) and bottom (C) to insert into the grooves cut in the side panels (B). (See Figure 4) The front edge of the top and bottom should sit firmly into the grooves at the top and bottom of the face frame. Align the edges of the top and bottom to fit in the grooves of the side panels. Gently pull the sides back over the edges of the top and bottom panel until they are fully seated in the grooves and the camlocks fit flush against the sides. Now simply lock the camlocks into place on the top and bottom by turning the camlock screw 180 degrees clockwise with a flat head screwdriver.|
|5 - Easy to install back panel: Gently insert and slide the back panel (E) into the small grooves of the side panels (B). (See Figure 5) Make sure the finished side is toward the inside of the cabinet. Wiggle and gently shift as needed to get it into place, it should fit snuggly, so you may have to work it in until all edges are flush. You may want to stand the cabinet up vertically on a smooth solid surface to line the four corner up exactly. Make sure the four corners are aligned perfectly before screwing into place, the back will be slightly flexible until screwed in. Being "square" at this point is important, or the cabinet will not install properly. Now you may insert the 4 back panel screws (H) into the four pre-drilled holes and tighten to a sung fit. Be sure not to over tighten as this could strip the screws.. |
|6 - If included, install the L brackets. Lay the cabinet face down, place an L-Bracket at each corner, set one screw into the face frame & another screw into the side panel. Before inserting the screws, check again that the side panels are properly seated in the face frame grooves. Turn the cabinet around and repeat this step so there are L-Brackets at the top and bottom of the cabinet. Always screw slowly and carefully so as not to split the face frame. You may wish to drill a pilot hole to prevent any chance of splitting.|| |
|7 - To easily install the adjustable shelves: With the cabinet standing upright again, open the door, insert the shelf clips (F) into the holes in the side panels at the desired height, & snap shelves (G) into place. You may wish to wait & install the shelves after the cabinet is screwed to the wall, to help you decide on the exact placement of the shelf. Mark the shelves to id which shelf goes in which cabinet.|
The shelves can also be removed to different heights at any time after the cabinet is installed.
(Some short cabinets won't have an adjustable shelf inside.)
|8 Easy Installation Tips|
When installing wall cabinets, be sure to pre-drill 1/8" pilot holes in the hanging rails before screwing the cabinet to the wall. Make sure the holes align with studs in the wall for the cabinet to be securely connected to the wall using 2 1/ 2" multi-purpose screws.
Always pre-drill pilot holes, when screwing into the frames, to avoid splitting the wood.
To adjoin cabinet face frames, clamp together and align for a smooth professional looking finish.
(See Figure 7) Drill a 1/8" pilot hole at the top & bottom of the face frame & screw the cabinet frames together using the same 2 1/2" screws. The pilot hole should reach all the way through the side you will insert the screw in & about 1/2 the way through the adjoining cabinet frame. For a cleaner look, use a counter sink bit to lightly counter sink the screw head flush with with frame.
With taller cabinets, you may wish to insert a third screw through the face frames near middle height to keep a tight smooth fit. In Figure 7 a cabinet claw tool is used but any C-clamp or Quick-Grip style tool may be used.