INSTALLING FULL HEIGHT STORAGE CABINETS
1. Full height storage cabinets should be leveled at the floor line and secured to the wall at the top. Precise leveling is necessary to assure cabinet is plumb and functions properly. 2. Determine the exact location of cabinet and mark the desired location of the top left corner of the cabinet on the wall. Locate wood cleats 3” below and 2” to the right of this mark (see Figure 7). 3. Wood mounting cleat length should be 6” less than cabinet length; width should be 3” to 4” and thickness not less than 3/4”. One cleat at the top of a cabinet is generally sufficient to hold it in position. Wood cleats should be secured to the wall using fasteners as required for wall material. (Due to varying wall construction, fastening devices are not included.) Wood cleats should be level and plumb. High spots in the wall should be leveled and low spots shimmed out to make the cleats straight. Check with straight edge and level vertical and horizontally. NOTE: Two small angles on top of the unit approximately 2” in from each side (see Figure 8). Securely fasten angles to both the wall and the top of the cabinet.
4. If more than one full height storage cabinet is to be installed in a row, make a chalk line on the wall to line up top of wood cleats. Then install all cleats on the wall in the same manner as decribed above. 5. If cabinet is sliding door type, remove doors. Drill a 9/32” hole in the back of the cabinet(s) 4” from each side and on the center line of the wood cleat (2 holds). Prior to securing the cabinets to the wall, they should be leveled. Start with cabinet located over the highest point of the floor. To plumb, place level on the top of the cabinet end to determine which corner is highest, then shim under the other corners (see Figure 16). Where tow cabinets join, let the shims project 1” beyond the sides of the cabinet. Now, place the second cabinet on the projecting shims and level this cabinet by placing shims at the other corners as required. This should be repeated for as many storage cabinets as there are in a row. 6. Fasten the first cabinet to the wood cleat with screws. Then place the second cabinet in position and fasten it to the first cabinet, making sure the cabinets are level and plumb, and the fronts and edges are aligned. Then secure the second cabinet to the wall cleat. Continue to proceed in this manner until all the cabinets have been installed. 7. Clean glass in glazed doors. 8. Replace sliding doors in cabinet.
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