Cabinet Assembly


RTA Cabinet Mall Assembly Pics


also see euro cabinet assembly    and    NOLA cabinet assembly

Standard 15″ Base

Base Cabinet

you should find a quiet, open space where you can spread out your
parts. I like to work from a bench or raised surface but any open
floor space works well. Place your box face down and open
by carefully cutting packing tape, remove all parts and locate
face frame and side panels. 
will want to place the face frame (face down) on any scratch
resistant surface. The box you just opened will work nicely. Also,
locate and open the parts bag. This bag has plastic parts and
extra screws.

Face frame goes face down on soft surface (to
protect from scratches) 
you needed to reverse the hinge (door swing direction), (single
door base cabinet) It is much easier to do it now, before
attaching side panels. Simply remove the screws holding the hinge
to the face frame, flip door, and reattach to other side of face
frame. (some cabinet lines use hinge plugs in the door frame)
Position side panel over edge of face frame, align “L”
brackets to slide under locking plates. Be sure the side panel
fits into grove along face frame edge as illustrated.

Side panels snap into face frame

insert locking screw into all
metal “L” brackets after they have been snapped into

not be alarmed if your assembly brackets do not look like the ones
picture here. 

we supply products from several different
distributors/manufacturers, you may find other assembly points
(cam- locks) than what is illustrated here. Most assembly points
are pre set at the manufacturing facility and should not need to
be  moved or or realigned.

floor panel into groves in side panels. Make sure floor panel is
seated in grove of face frame as well. Finished side of floor goes
to inside of cabinet

snap in  and lock back

sure back panel is seated in side panel edges before tightening


set shelf clips and shelf

drawer box

Screw together the back wall and
the two side walls, then slide the bottom panel into the pre cut
groves before attaching the front plate (drawer head). Again
depending on your cabinet line….you may want to use some wood
glue on the dovetail joints (if applicable)

insert and screw in the drawer
guide back brackets (pre drilled holes in back panel)

drawer glides as shown…note left and right….

AGAIN….Depending on your drawer guide system, your hardware may
or may not look like the pieces shown

slide drawer guide into back

use beveled head screws to attach
front of drawer guide to face frame (see pre drilled holes)

note how drawer box attaches to drawer guides

steel hook on drawer guide go into the
predrilled hole on the back side of the drawer box

steel pin on forward drawer guide snaps into
predrilled hole on bottom edge of drawer box side

screw on counter top brackets

attach quiet pads

are assembled in a similar fashion but should go much
faster (no drawers, toe kick,etc). I have found it much easier to
assemble the sides, top and bottom plate first, then attach the
face frame, and lastly, screw on the back plate from the outside.
To determine left or right hinging for single door
“square” wall cabs, you will simply turn the face frame
prior to assembly…The bottom plate (floor) is finished on both
sides. Arched doors may have the pre drilled hinge plugs rather
than requiring a full hinge/frame flip.
Maple, Southern Oak and Carson Cherry pics shown to generally
demonstrate various brackets and parts
cabinet “flat pack” should have its own instruction
sheet….usually located in the screw/hardware bag.

Questions? call GRANGER DAVIS


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