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1. Check your new cabinets
Check to make sure the cabinets and accessories you received are what you ordered Mark the location of all of the studs on the walls that are to support the new
and are not damaged. Don’t remove your old plumbing fixtures and kitchen cabinets
cabinets. Use a magnetic stud finder or a hammer and small finishing nail to
until you are sure you have the correct products to replace them. Go over the layout accomplish this. It is very important that cabinets are firmly attached to wall
with your designer to make sure you know where everything goes, and identify all studs for the optimum amount of support.
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Houses can become unlevel over long periods of time due to settling and
shifting. It is important to determine where the highest point in the floor is
along the walls where you are going to install your cabinets. Check the floor
with a level to determine the highest point.
Using a chalk line or straight edge, draw a level line at 345/8" from the highest
point on the floor on the wall where the new base cabinets will be installed.
This line establishes the base cabinet height. Now, measure up 84" (or the height
of your cabinetry) from the same high point in the floor and draw a similar level
line on the wall where your wall cabinets will be installed. This line establishes
the top of the wall cabinet height.
Remove the packaging as well as all of the doors, drawers, false fronts and any
adjustable shelving from the new cabinets. This procedure will help to reduce
the weight and prevent injury or damage from falling shelves, swinging doors and
sliding drawers during the initial installation phase. Your cabinets are equipped with fully adjustable clip hinges for easy door removal.
You’ll find the clip at the end of the hinge facing the inside of the cabinet. Simply
squeeze the clip and the hinge will release without changing the door adjustment.
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Empty your existing cabinets. Shut off all water supply lines to the kitchen as well as the electricity and remove any existing appliances. It is best to move the appliances to another room for easier maneuvering in the work area.
If you intend to use your existing sink and traps, disconnect them carefully
with the required tools and place them in a safe place away from all the construction.
Remove the existing cabinets and counter tops as well as any mouldings around
windows or doors, and any baseboards that may be in the way of your installation. Be careful when removing upper cabinets from the wall. It is best to have support for the old cabinet’s weight when removing the last or screws. This will prevent it from falling, causing injury and/or damage.
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When the two cabinets are secured together, secure the cabinet to the wall, following
Start with the corner cabinet (if applicable). Slide the cabinet into the desired corner
the 34 5/8" line, using 2 1/2" washer head screws through the cabinet hanger strip into and determine if it needs to be shimmed up to the previously drawn line (34 /8"). any available studs behind the cabinet. Complete the installation of the base cabinets Shim as necessary with wood shims remembering the toe kick will cover the shims using the same procedure. If there is a window above your base cabinets, be sure to after it is applied. Check the top with a level and adjust the shims accordingly.
appropriately center the cabinet under the window.
When the corner cabinet is level, secure it through the cabinet hanger strip into the stud using 2 1/2" wood screws (in your installation kit). Repeat this process wherever studs fall behind the corner cabinet nailer strip. If your base corner cabinet is round, install strapping on the wall to support the counter top and keep the cabinets square.
It may be helpful to install the round base corner cabinet to the adjacent cabinet
before leveling and positioning. If there is no adjacent cabinet to the round base
corner unit, leave it unfastened until countertops are installed. Secure it in position
by installing it to the underside of the countertop.
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5.Installing the wall cabinets
Installing the wall cabinets is similar to installing base cabinets. Start with the
corner cabinet. Begin by positioning the corner cabinet so that the top is flush
with the level line that was drawn previously. It can be helpful to draw the cabinets on the wall to ensure they will all fit, including any mouldings that will extend further than the cabinets. Be sure to center the cabinet above the stove and
between any window openings your cabinetry will surround.
After checking the cabinet to ensure that it is level and plumb, secure it through
the upper and lower cabinet hanger strips into the wall studs using 2 1/2" washer
head screws. It is recommended that at least four (two upper & two lower) screws secure each wall cabinet to the wall. Following the same procedure as with the base
cabinets, place the next wall cabinet into position, clamp them together with
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necessary to install filler pieces to make up extra space. There are many ways of
constructing useful fillers.
The most basic application is to install one (or more) 5/8" fillers between wall and
cabinet or cabinet and cabinet. Simply cut the filler to the desired size, slide it into
position and secure it to the cabinet using 1 1/8" wood screws. See Figure A.
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WOOD DUST CAUTION ! SAWING, SANDING OR MACHINING WOOD PRODUCTS CAN PRODUCE WOOD DUST
WHICH CAN CAUSE A FLAMMABLE OR EXPLOSIVE HAZARD.
WARNING: Modifications to this product can release wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause
cancer. Wood dust may cause lung, upper respiratory tract, eye and skin irritation. Some wood species may cause
dermatitis and/or respiratory allergic effects. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified wood
dust as a nasal carcinogen in humans. Avoid dust contact with ignition sources. Avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of
wood dust in air. Avoid dust contact with eyes and skin. First aid: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. In case of contact, flush
eyes and skin with water. If irritation persists, call a physician. FOR A WOOD DUST MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet),
contact customer service at (812)482-2527, or online atwww.masterbrand.com/regulatoryinformation
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7. Completing the installation
Once all of the cabinets are installed, re-install the adjustable shelving, doors, false fronts and drawers. Make any needed adjustments. Next, install the knobs or handles (if applicable), along with any moulding. Drawer fronts can be adjusted by loosening the screws that attach the drawer front to the drawer box, repositioning the drawer front and re-tightening the screws. Doors can be adjusted in multiple locations using the screws built within the hinge.
Measure and cut the toe kicks and attach using finishing nails or panel adhesive.
Run silicone caulking compound where the base cabinets meet the walls and floor
and along the backsplash of the counter top to prevent any moisture from seeping in.
After it is dry, wipe all of the cabinets with a mild soap, warm water and a soft cloth.
Your completed cabinets are ready to enjoy for years to come.
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