Wolf Transition Cabinetry Installation Guide

INSTALLATION GUIDE
C A B I N E T R Y
The instructions given here serve as general guidelines on how to install full-access
cabinets in a reasonably simple installation. Many cabinet designs and installations
may be far more complex and beyond the scope of these instructions and require
a professional installer.
• Tools Required
• Layout and Planning the Installation
• Cabinet Installation Order
• Installing Cabinets Level
• Fastening Cabinets to the Wall
• Fastening Cabinets Together
• Installing Fillers
• Installing Trim
• Installing Light Rail
• Adjusting Hinges and Drawers
Warning: Kitchen installations typically involve gas, high-voltage wiring, plumbing and
mechanical details like heating and AC vents. This guide covers only cabinet installation.
At a minimum, if you’re not well versed in these areas, make sure that all power is shut
off to exposed wiring and gas valves are closed to gas supply lines.
TOOLS REQUIRED
• Tape Measure
• Phillips Head Screw Gun
• Pencil
• Handsaw
• 3- to 4-foot Level
• Chalk Line
• 3/16" Drill Bit
• Step Ladder
• Phillips Head Screwdriver
• Extension Cord
• #2 Square Drive Bit
• Pry Bar
• Electric Drill
• Clamps
• Hammer
• Carpenter’s Square
• Wood Shims
ADDITIONAL TOOLS THAT MAKE THE JOB EASIER
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• Small Table Saw
• Laser Level
• Power Miter Saw
• Stud Finder
LAYOUT AND PLANNING THE INSTALLATION
1. Take inventory of the cabinets as per the plan or order.
2. Find the high spot in the floor using a level as shown below.
Locating the High Point on the Floor for a Wall
Locating the High Point on the Floor for an Adjacent wall
Wall
High point of floor wall 1
High point of floor wall 1
High point of floor wall 2
Locating the High Point on the Floor Between Two Walls
High point of floor wall 1
High point of floor wall 2
Place a mark 34 ½" up from the high spot in floor.
3. Measure up the wall 34 ½" above the high spot and draw a level line anywhere that base
cabinets will be installed. (This means that this
line will measure greater than 34 ½" above the
floor in most places along the wall.)
4.Find and mark the studs. This can be done by trial and error of driving a nail in the wall until you find a stud or use an electronic stud finder. Studs will usually be every 16" center to center.
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5. It is best when installing a larger kitchen to mark the cabinet positions and code (size) on the wall. Better to find out now if things aren’t going to fit just right than after you’ve installed several cabinets.
6.Unbox the cabinets and be cautious not to drag them across the floor. Save some cardboard to rest the
cabinets on to prevent damage to the cabinets
and the floor.
7.Remove all doors, drawers and shelves, being careful to mark them so that they go back on correct
cabinets. Removing the doors can be done without tools as the hinges are “clip-on.”
Press in on the
clip on the back
of hinge 1 while
pressing in on
hinge 2 to snap off
the hinge.
Removing drawer boxes is different
depending on the type drawer.
Steel drawers can be removed by simply
pulling the drawer out until it stops, then lifting
up the front of the drawer and removing the drawer.
Dovetail drawers can be removed by pulling the
drawer out until it stops. Then reach under the drawer
box on both sides just behind the drawer front. Pull the
clips, holding both of them simultaneously while lifting
up on the drawer box. Then slide the drawer out.
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Dovetail drawer: Pull both clips
simultaneously toward the outside
of drawer box to release drawer.
CABINET INSTALLATION ORDER
Determining the installation order of the cabinets depends on the plan. As a general rule it is better to start with wall cabinets in the corner and work out. However, if you have tall cabinets like a pantry or oven cabinet in the plan, it is critical to make sure that the tall cabinet is used to determine the top
alignment of wall cabinets.
Wall cabinets must align with tall cabinets
INSTALLING CABINETS LEVEL
• Nearly every floor, in any house, will not be level and flat. The illustrations below show an exaggerated
view of why leveling cabinets to the high point in the floor is critical.
High Point
High Point
WRONG
CORRECT
• Cabinets should be shimmed up from the floor level to the 34 ½" line with wood or composite shims.
• Cabinets should also be shimmed out from the wall to maintain a straight line. Wolf Transition cabinets are designed to be a “frameless construction,” which means when the cabinets are screwed together they will be forced into a straight line regardless of how wavy or bowed the wall or surface they’re fastened to may be.
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CORRECTING FOR A “BOWED IN” OR “BELLIED” WALL CONDITION
W3036
W3036
Boxes are at an angle
to each other
W3036W
W3036
Boxes are not aligned
3036W
3036
Proper shimming will allow cabinet boxes to be aligned along a flat plane
and the door facia to be adjusted within acceptable tolerances
FASTENING CABINETS TO THE WALL
1. Screw wall cabinets and tall cabinets to the predetermined height through the back panel into a stud.
Make sure to place screws 1" below the top and 1" above the bottom. Measure and mark the stud
location on the cabinet before drilling. Use #8 x 2-1/2" flathead screws when fastening through a
single layer of drywall into wood studs.
2. Place a screw at the top of the cabinet and the bottom of the cabinet in as many studs as can be
located in the cabinet width.
Place screws 1"
below the
inside top
of cabinet.
Place screws
1" above the
inside bottom
of cabinet.
3. Level the cabinets.
4. Important: Make sure the cabinets are square by placing a framing square inside or outside of the
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cabinet. Full-access cabinets can be racked (or slightly twisted) before they are fastened in place.
FASTENING CABINETS TOGETHER
1. Align cabinet cases together carefully.
2. Cabinet cases can be clamped together using various kinds of clamps; however, use caution
with any kind of steel clamp to not damage the surface material of the cabinet.
3. Screw cabinets together with #7 x 1-1/8" flathead screws.
INSTALLING FILLERS
1. Cabinets come in 3" increments in width; therefore
fillers will be required when cabinets are to
fit between walls.
2. Measure the space between the wall and the cabinet at the top, middle and bottom. If the dimensions
are close to the same, you can rip (saw) the filler in
a straight line to the proper width to fit.
3. Next, predrill holes for 1¼" screws and
screw the fillers from the inside of
the cabinet.
3"
4. In a case where the wall is not plumb,
the filler will have to be cut to fit to the
uneven wall.
2 3/4"
2 1/2"
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INSTALLING TRIM
• Installing crown moulding can be accomplished in a variety of ways depending on the application.
Using “full-access cabinets” means that a sub-crown moulding will always have to be screwed to the
top of the cabinet case to attach the crown moulding to.
ATSM by itself as Topscribe
ATSM as Crown-Crown Spans to Ceiling
ATSM as Sub-Crown
1"
2-1/8"+
Variable
1/4" Sub-Crown Reveal
1/4"
1/4"
5/8"
Sub-Crown
Reveal
OTHER CONFIGURATIONS
ABU PB58 as Sub-Crown
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AMLR 2 as Sub-Crown
INSTALLING LIGHT RAIL
• In the same way, light rail will have to be screwed to the bottom of the case.
Light Rail Screw Placement
Side View
#7 x 1- 5/8"
Flathead screw
AMLR2
Light Rail
Predrill
3/16" Countersunk
Clearance Hole for
#7 x 1-1/8"
Flathead Screw
AMLR5
Light Rail
Light Rail Placement Examples AMLR2 and AMLR 5
1/8" Overhang
to front
Side View
3/8" Overhang
to front
Side View
Flush to side
Front View
Flush to side
Front View
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ADJUSTING HINGES AND DRAWERS
Hinge Adjustment
Open Door View
Out of Alignment
Condition
Alignment Condition
Corrected
Up and Down
Adjustment
Side to Side
Adjustment
In and Out
Adjustment
Hinge Removal and Reinstallation
Mounting
plate
To remove a mounted hinge:
• Push the release plunger in
from the back of the hinge
Release
plunger
Hinge
• The hinge will disengage
from the mounting plate
To remount a hinge:
Align and insert the hinge
hooks into the front of the
mounting plate
Hinge hooks
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Push the back of the hinge into
the plate until it clicks
Press in on the clip on the back
of hinge 1 while pressing in on
hinge 2 to snap off the hinge.
Steel Drawer Adjustment
Rear View
of Open Drawer
Out of Alignment
Condition
Alignment Condition
Corrected
Drawer Face Removal Clamp Screw
Height Adjustment Screw
Side to Side
Adjustment Screws
Dovetail Drawer Adjustment
•To adjust the dovetail drawer for alignment, slide the white plastic clip on the under side of the drawer back and forth to raise and lower the left and right sides of the drawer.
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5-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions (RSI PCS), the manufacturer of Wolf Transition cabinets (manufacturer), warrants
its parts and products to be free of substantial defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five (5) years
following their acquisition date. This warranty is only to the original consumer purchaser and may not be transferred. If
a part or product is determined at the sole discretion of the manufacturer to have substantial defects in either materials
or workmanship, then: For all five years, manufacturer will repair or replace parts or products that are defective. The
parts or products will be delivered at no cost. In the event the product or part is no longer available, manufacturer will
provide, at its sole discretion, either an equivalent product or appropriate compensation.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover any problems or damage that results from improper transportation, improper installation,
mishandling, misuse, abuse, neglect, abnormal use, commercial use, improper maintenance, non-manufacturer repairs,
accidents, or acts of God, such as hurricanes, fire, earthquakes or floods. This warranty, and any applicable implied
warranties, does not cover incidental or consequential damages arising from any defects in the product, such as labor
charges for installation or removal of the product or any associated products. This warranty does not cover defects
or damage caused by normal wear and tear, alterations, environmental conditions, humidity absorption, or mold. In
addition, variations in hand-carved items, wood grain, finish color, aging or other natural wood and stain characteristics
are not considered defects and are not covered by this warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
In addition, variations from samples or model homes, wood grain, finish, color, aging or other natural wood and stain
characteristics are not considered defects and are not covered by this warranty.
To the extent permitted by law, this warranty and any applicable implied warranties do not include incidental or
consequential damages or expenses arising from any defects in the product. This warranty does not cover incidental
costs such as delivery, storage or handling expenses, labor charges for installation or removal of the product or any
associated expenses. If products are altered, removed or reinstalled after the initial installation date, this warranty
is voided.
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTIONS ON THE FACE HEREOF AND
MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED
BY LAW. To the extent that such disclaimer is not permitted under applicable law, any implied warranty shall be
coextensive in duration with this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on the duration of implied warranty,
so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty is valid only in the United States.
In keeping with our policy of continuous product improvement, manufacturer reserves the right to change
specifications in design and materials without notice and with no obligation to retrofit products we
previously manufactured.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE APPLICABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY
If you need replacement parts or would like to make a warranty claim, please contact your Wolf Transition cabinet
dealer or the manufacturer by mail, email, fax or telephone at the address or phone numbers listed below:
Wolf Transition Warranty
c/o RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions
11350 Riverside Drive, Mira Loma, CA 91752
Tel: (909) 614-2960 Fax: (909) 614-2961
warranty@rsipcs.com
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