Installing a Kitchen Unit

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Personally I always believed that fitting a kitchen in is rocket science or that you had to be an absolute genius to do it. This is until I bought kitchen units the other week and decided to do it myself.

 

If you get a expert in to do it then yes the job will be completed faster, even so if you do it oneself then you will have more pride in your operate and you can usually do as great a job as a expert most of the time anyway. Now for folks who have by no means installed kitchen units just before I am right here to assist. I have accomplished it myself, and it worked a treat. It is now all stocked up with meals and utensils.

 

Appropriate by this point you must currently have all of your tools, and are prepared to perform.

Let me guide you about the maze of Kitchen Units:

 

Right, the very first thing which you require to do is make positive that the flooring is thoroughly protected and that you have got the layout in your head of where each and every cabinet is going to go.

 

Right after this, you then require to build the units. To do this you should open the flat pack and take all of the components out. To start your self off, arrange your two side panels down onto the cardboard, then with the screws that came with the flat pack, repair the 2 corner braces, into what will be the ‘back section’ of the cabinet and use the cordless drill to screw in tight.

 

Next screw the 8 lock shafts into the holes provided, after this is completed use a couple of drops of wood glue (which ought to be provided with the pack) into each and every of the dowel holes. Insert the 2 wooden dowels into the 2 upper supports and the base shelf. Right after this, you need to ensure that you spot four metal lock discs into the larger holes and then turn them with the screwdriver and so that the hole faces outwards.

 

The subsequent few components are easy.

 

Merely place the two upper supports on the side panel and give the lock disc a turn, so that you feel it tighten up. Location the remaining lock discs into the base panel, and align it perfectly. Install the side panel to the base panel and tighten the lock disc, and then do the identical with the other side panel.

 

Now comes the tricky Portion!

 

Spot the back cover on the back of the unit so that the white side is facing inwards and so that the big holes are aligned with the corner braces. As soon as it is in position, fix it there with little nails (these must also be offered) and make positive that you use all of the nails as we don’t want it falling apart do we. 

 

When you have built all of your units align them all together and in place in your kitchen. Clamp two of your units together and drill a hole from one particular cabinet to the next (you need to have one hole at the leading and 1 at the bottom.

 

Just screw with your electric drill via the back of the cupboard and into the wall. Subsequent place in the wall plug in every single complete, and screw keeping the cupboard aligned with the holes. Do this with each cabinet and it is safely fixed to the wall.

I would recommend four screws to each and every cupboard.

 

To install the doors on your cabinet basically push the base of the hinge into the pre reduce holes and push the lock plate of each and every hinge down into position, and you should hear it snap shut. Then fit the hinge mounts onto the side panel and screw into positions, and fit them at the leading and bottom of the side panel.

Hold the door into position and push the heel of the hinge into the groove and press the back of the hinge to lock it into position.

 

There you have it a brand new kitchen unit, all installed!