How to assemble a two-door floor cupboard

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How to assemble a two-door floor cupboard

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Project Overview

A two-door floor cupboard is ideal for the kitchen, laundry, study or anywhere else you need extra storage space. Assembly is easy, just follow our step-by-step guide. We’ll show you how to build the cupboard, fasten the hinges, secure the doors and attach the feet and door handles.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Getting started
2 Insert the pins into the side panels
3 Insert the cam locks
4 Attach the small rail to the middle shelf
5 Attach the shelf to the side panel
6 Attach the bottom of the cupboard
7 Attach the top rails
8 Attach the second side of the cupboard
9 Attach the base of the feet to the cupboard
10 Attach the adjustable feet to the bases
11 Attach the back of the cupboard
12 Attach the hinges to the doors
13 Attach the hinge plates to the cabinet
14 Attach the doors to the cabinet
15 Mark and measure where the door handles will go
16 Pre-drill and attach the handles to the doors
  • Step 1. Getting started

    Before you start assembly, unpack all the pieces from the box and read the instructions. Lay the box out on the floor and build the cupboard on it. This will help to protect the cupboard.

  • Step 2. Insert the pins into the side panels

    Lay one of the side panels on the cardboard, insert the pins into the pre-drilled holes and hand tighten them. Use the cordless drill for this but don’t over tighten them. Repeat this process for the other side panel and the shelf.
  • Step 3. Insert the cam locks

    Insert all of the cam locks into the larger holes in all of the panels, shelves and rails. Make sure that the arrow on the cam locks is pointing towards the outside of the panels, shelves and rails. You can adjust the cam locks with a screwdriver to make sure the arrow is pointing the right way.
  • Step 4. Attach the small rail to the middle shelf

    Attach the small rail to the middle shelf by sliding the cam lock fittings into the pins on the shelf. Tighten the cam locks with a screwdriver to secure the rail to the shelf.

  • Step 5. Attach the shelf to the side panel

    Place the holes at the end of the shelf, onto the pins in the middle of the panel. Tighten the three cam locks with a screwdriver.

  • Step 6. Attach the bottom of the cupboard

    Place the holes at the end of the bottom of the cupboard, onto the pins at the bottom of the side panel. Tighten the three cam locks with a screwdriver. The bottom of the cupboard can be identified by the small pre-drilled holes where the feet will be attached.

  • Step 7. Attach the top rails

    Attach the two top rails, on the left and right hand-side of the cupboard by putting them onto the pins on either side. Tighten the cam locks on the rails with a screwdriver. Make sure all of the cam locks are on the outside of the cupboard and tighten them.

  • Step 8. Attach the second side of the cupboard

    Attach the second side of the cupboard

    Attach the second side of the cupboard by lining it up with the pins and then tightening all of the cam locks at the top, bottom and middle of the cupboard.

  • Step 9. Attach the base of the feet to the cupboard

    Turn the cupboard over, so that the bottom panel is, facing upwards. Use the cordless drill and screws to attach the four bases of the feet into the small pre-drilled holes. It’s important the sloped angles of the feet are pointing towards the outside of the cupboard to help distribute the weight evenly.

  • Step 10. Attach the adjustable feet to the bases

    Attach the adjustable feet to the bases by clicking the four legs into place. Then screw in the adjustable feet and use the set square to set each leg to a height of 145mm.

  • Step 11. Attach the back of the cupboard

    Turn the cabinet onto its feet, so you can put the two back panels onto the cupboard. With the white side of the panel facing inwards, line-up the bottom of the panel with the bottom of the cupboard. Attach it using a hammer and nails. Repeat this process to attach the top panel.

  • Step 12. Attach the hinges to the doors

    Separate the hinge plate from the hinge by pressing the button at the end and pulling them apart. Use the cordless drill and screws to attach the four hinges using the pre-drilled holes in the doors.

  • Step 13. Attach the hinge plates to the cabinet

    Use the cordless drill and the screws to attach the four hinge plates into the side of the cabinet. The holes for the hinge plates have been pre-drilled. Don’t over-tighten the screws because they may need adjusting once the doors are attached.

  • Step 14. Attach the doors to the cabinet

    Attach the doors to the cabinet by lining up the hinges with the hinge plates and pushing the hinges and clicking them into the plates. Use the screwdriver to align your doors using the screws on the hinge and plate. Refer to the instructions for help adjusting the doors. After the doors are aligned clip-on the cover plates over the screws.

  • Step 15. Mark and measure where the door handles will go

    Use a pencil to mark on one door where you want the handle to be. Use the set square to draw a vertical line down from this mark. Repeat this process on the other door. Measure the distance between the two holes in the door handle. Mark where you want to drill the first hole, measure down to where the second hole will be. Use the set square to transfer these markings to the second door.

  • Step 16. Pre-drill and attach the handles to the doors

    Using a 4.5mm drill bit, pre-drill the four holes where the handles will be attached. Put masking tape on the back of the doors, where you’re drilling to stop the laminate from chipping. Put the screws in from the back of the doors and then into the handles. Tighten all the screws with a screwdriver until the handles are secure.
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