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02/05/05

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How To Install Custom Cabinet Door and Drawer Fronts - Part 5


Cabinet Door Cabinet Door

 

 

 

 

 

               Figure 16                                                            Figure 17

Cabinet Door Cabinet Door

 

 

 

 

 

               Figure 18                                                            Figure 19

Cabinet Door Cabinet Door

 

 

 

 

 

               Figure 20                                                            Figure 21

Install Hinges & Hanging Doors:
- Place hinges about 2” from top and bottom of doors (Figure16 ). Then secure the hinges on door to the frame. If re-using old hinges, remount the hinges so screws make new holes.
- When using 35mm cup hinges, (Figure 17), screw into face of cabinet frame and center the door over the opening, allowing an equal margin of overlap on all sides. On openings with two doors, leave a gap of about 1/8” between doors.

Preparing old drawer box to accept new drawer fronts.
- When replacing the drawer fronts, you must first determine whether your drawer boxes are three-sided or four-sided.
- If the drawer front makes the forward wall of the drawer box, then you have a three-sided drawer box (Figure 18).
- If the drawer front is mounted to a separate piece that makes up the forward wall of the drawer box, you have a four-sided drawer box (Figure 20).
- Remove drawer slides from the old drawer box.

Three-Sided Drawer Box (Figure 18):
- Using a saw, trim the drawer front so that no edges extend beyond the top, bottom or sides of the drawer box (Figure 18). This allows the old drawer front to fit inside the drawer opening.
- Hide rough edges by turning the box around. The old drawer front should now be in the back of the drawer box.
- Replace drawer slides, making sure they are flush with the front edge of the box.
- Center the new drawer front on the box and temporarily secure with screws (Figure 20 ).
- Slide the drawer box into the opening to check alignment. Adjust as necessary, then tighten the screws.

Four-Sided Drawer Box (Figure 20):
- Remove the old drawer front, being careful not to damage the drawer box.
- Re-attach drawer slides with Drawer Front Adjuster.
- Center the new drawer front on the box and temporarily secure with screws (Figure 21).
- Slide the drawer box into the opening to check the alignment. Adjust as necessary, then tighten the screws.

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