INSTALLING COUNTER MOUNTED STORAGE CABINETS
1. Counter mounted storage cabinets sit on top of a laboratory work top, and are secured to the wall at the top with cleats similar to these used in wall mounted cabinet installation. 2. First position and level the base cabinet(s) and work surface(s). Determine the exact location of the cabinet(s), and mark the desired location of the top left corner on the wall. Locate wood cleat 2” below and 3” to the right of this mark (see Figure 6). 3. Wood cleat length should be 6” less than case length; width should be 3” to 4” and thickness not less than 3/4”. The cleats should be secured to the wall using fasteners as appropriate for the existing wall construction. Holes for the fasteners should be countersunk or counterbored to make heads flush with face of cleat. (Due to various wall constructions, fastening devices are not included.) Wood cleats should be level and plumb. High spots in the walls should be leveled and low spots shimmed out to make the cleats straight (check with straight edge vertically and horizontally).
4. If more cabinets are to be installed in a row, make a chalk line on wall to line up tops of wood cleats. Then, install all cleats on the wall in the same manner as described above. 5. Remove sliding doors from cabinet(s). Drill enough 9/32” holes in the back of cabinets to provide for securing to wood cleats at approximately 12” intervals along case length, locating the holes from the wood cleat positions. 6. Set up the first cabinet in position on top of the laboratory work top and fasten it to the wood cleat using #12 x 1-1/4” oval head wood screws and #12 countersunk washers. Then, place the second cabinet in position and fasten it to the first cabinet making sure the fronts and edges of the cabinets are in a straight line. Then, screw the second cabinet to the wall and cleat. Continue to proceed in this manner until all cabinets have been installed. 7. Install adjustable shelves in cabinets. Three adjustable shelves along with 12 shelf clips are provided. Normally, shelves are installed to provide four approximately equal height compartments, but can be spaced as desired. 8. Clean glass on glazed doors. 9. Replace sliding doors in cabinet.
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