How to install drawers

How to install drawers

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How to install drawers

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Drawers are the ultimate storage solution, perfect for keeping your cutlery and kitchen accessories tidied away and easy to access. Thinking about fitting drawers yourself? It’s a doddle when you follow our how-to guide.

How to install kitchen drawers

1. Fit the rails

2. Prepare the drawers

3. Fit the drawers

4. Add the kitchen drawers to the cabinet


Tools and materials needed for building drawers:

  • A Phillips screwdriver
  • Your drawers and all their fixings

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    1. Fit the rails

    Screw the first three drawer rails into the left-hand side panel of the cabinet. Line up the first rail's holes with the pre-drilled pilot holes in the cabinet's side panel, making sure the arrow on the rails is facing out of the cabinet. Screw the rails into position using a Phillips screwdriver and 15mm screws. Repeat this process for the next two rails until you have all three rails attached to the left-hand side panel. Fix the remaining draw rails to the right-hand side panel, making sure each drawer runner sits parallel to those on the left-hand side.

    Screw in the drawer runner


    2. Prepare the drawers

    To construct the drawers you first need to put together the railed frame that will guide your drawer into the cabinet. Slot the side drawer panels into the back panel then slide the bottom panel into the grooves. Repeat this for any other drawers you're going to install. 

    Slot drawer panels together


    3. Fit the drawers

    Slide the drawer boxes into the frame, making sure the holes in the frame align with those on the drawer boxes. Screw the frame to the box using a Phillips screwdriver. Finally, attach the front panel by lining it up with the corresponding holes on the drawer box and screwing it into position.

    Screw drawer boxes into the frame


    4. Add the drawers to the cabinet

    Place your kitchen drawers onto the runners and simply slide them into the cabinet.

    Slide the drawer into the cabinet

     
    For more help and advice, take a look at our easy-to-follow guide to installing cabinet doors. For help with your entire kitchen project, why not book a free kitchen design consultation at your local store?
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