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Tools and materials needed to assemble a wall drying cupboard

Overview

Wall drying cupboards let you make the most of the space in your laundry and save you having to use your clothes dryer. With all of the fixings in the box, we'll show you how easy they are to put together.

Steps

1Unpack the wall drying cupboard kit

First unpack all of the parts of the wall drying cupboard kit and lay them out. Make sure you read the instructions to identify all of the parts. To protect the cupboard as you build it, unfold the box and lay it on the floor. 

Tools and materials needed to assemble a wall drying cupboard

2Insert the pins and cams into the bottom panel

Starting with the bottom panel, insert the three pins into the pre-drilled holes and hand tighten them. Secure the pins using a cordless drill but don't over-tighten them. Insert the cams in their holes on the bottom panel, so that the arrows on them are pointing towards the outside of the panel. 
Securing the pins using a cordless drill

3Attach the rail to the bottom panel

Insert the cams into the rail, with the arrow pointing towards the outside. Attach the rail by putting the pre-drilled holes on the side into the pins. Make sure the cams are on the outside of the cupboard, so you won't see them when you open the door. Secure the rail by tightening the cams with a screwdriver.

Inserting the cams into the rail

4Attach the pins and cams to the top panel and rails

You can identify the top panel because it has pre-drilled holes at the top and bottom for the hinges to be attached. Insert the six pins and tighten them with a cordless drill. Insert the four cams, keeping the arrow pointing to the outside of the panel. Insert the seven cams into each of the rails. Put the two rails onto the top panel, keeping the cam locks on the outside. Now tighten them with a screwdriver. 

Attaching the pins and cams to the top panel and rails

5Attach the pins to the side panels

Insert the 10 pins into each of the two side panels and tighten them with a drill. You can identify which panel will go on each side by lining up the three pre-drilled holes for the hinges. 
Attaching the pins to the side panels

6Attach both end panels and the bottom panel

Put one of the panels on the end of the cupboard by gently tapping the pins into the cam locks. Then tighten the locks with a screwdriver. Turn the cupboard over and put the bottom panel on in the same way. Attach the other end panel by putting the pins into the cam locks and tighten the locks with a screwdriver. At this stage, check to make sure that all of the cam locks are tightened.

Attaching the panels

7Nail on the back panel

Place the back panel onto the cabinet, with the white side facing in. This is so that when you open the cabinet door, it's all white laminate inside. Use a hammer to nail the panel into the rebated edge of the cupboard.

Hammering on a nail on the back panel

8Attach the four spacers

The spacers need to be screwed on the inside of the cupboard at either end, so you can attach the runners to them. The first spacer to attach has pre-drilled holes in a straight line. If you're unsure, check the instructions. Turn the cabinet onto its end and use a drill to fasten the spacer to its side. Make sure the laminated, white edge is pointing to the front of the cabinet. Place the other spacer on top of the first and use a drill and screws to fix it in place. Repeat this process at the other end of the cupboard.

Attaching the spacers

9Attach the runners

Remove the runners from both sides of the drying rack by extending them and pulling back on the black tab. Pull the runners away from the drying rack to separate them. To attach these to the cupboard, slide the runner forward and lay it on the spacer. Make sure it lines up with the pre-drilled holes at the back of spacer. Secure it using your drill and screws. Now slide the runner back until you see the second pre-drilled hole and use your drill and screw to attach it to the spacer. Repeat this process to attach the runner on the other side of the cabinet. 

Attaching the runners

10Install the drying rack

Line up the drying rails with the runners you have installed. You do this by aligning the grooves on both ends. Then slowly push the drying rack into place in the cupboard. 

Installing the drying rack

11Attach the hinges and gas struts to the cupboard

Now you are ready to fit the door. Remove the hinge plate from the hinge by pressing the button on the end of the hinge plate. Screw the two hinges into the pre-drilled holes in the cupboard door. Line up the fixings for the gas struts with the pre-drilled holes on the door and screw them in at the top and bottom. The knuckle part of the fixing needs to face inwards. Attach the other fixings for the gas strut onto the side walls. Then attach the hinge plates on the other side of the cupboard door.

Screwing in a hinge into the pre-drilled holes

12Attaching the door and the gas struts

Line up the hinges on the door with the hinge plates in the cupboard and clip them together to attach the door. Attach the gas struts on either side of the cupboard. Line up the strut with the fixings and clip them together. 

Attaching the gas struts

13Attach the cupboard handle

Refer to the instructions for the measurements to tell you where to attach the handle to the door. Put some masking tape on both sides of the door where you need to drill the two holes. This will help to prevent the laminate from chipping when you drill. Use a 4.5mm drill bit to drill through the door. Then remove the masking tape and fit the handle using the screws provided.
Attaching the cupboard door

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