How To: Assemble a Base Garbage Pullout Cabinet

Pull out cabinets allow you to maximize the space in your kitchen and also allows easy access to the inside of the cabinets without having to pick through it in darkness. When it comes to a cabinet for your under-the-sink garbage, having a pull-out option means that your garbage bin will not only be easier to access but it will also help you avoid messy spills.

And assembling a pull out cabinet for your kitchen is easier than ever thanks to premade cabinet sets. It’s a perfect choice for anyone looking to remodel their kitchen in a cost effective way.

In this article, we will explain how to assemble a base garbage pullout cabinet using a premade cabinet kit.

Before beginning with the installation, you will need a few basic tools. Keep a rubber mallet, wood glue, a Philips 32 screwdriver and a drill handy.

Getting Started

In a work area with sufficient room, remove the contents of the cabinet box and keep them aside. You may also use a part of the box as a work surface to prevent the cabinet face from getting scratched or damaged.

Now, remove one part of the cabinet box with the cams and dowels facing upwards. You will see that there are female indented joints on the inside of this part. Apply wood glue in each of these joints. Then install the bottom toe kick on one side, the top shelf, the middle shelf and the bottom shelf into these grooves and secure them with the rubber mallet.

Ensure that each shelf has fit in correctly and securely before proceeding with the rest of the installation.

Slide the back panel into the dado with the finished side facing inwards and secure it firmly. Now keep this box aside.

Similar to the first part, place the other part of the cabinet on the work area and apply wood glue on the indented joints. Now fix this into place on the completed part which was kept aside and secure it with a rubber mallet.

This completes the installation of the cabinet box. The second part of the installation is to install the ball bearing glider.

There are two parts of the glider. The male part and the female part.

Pull out the male part first and screw it to both the sides of the pull out unit. You have to ensure that the glider is parallel to the rack and installed at an equidistance on both the sides. In other words, it must be installed parallel to each other on either sides of the unit.

Use a pencil to mark the positions where you need to install the female part of the glider in the cabinet box and screw it into place using the drill. Similar to the male part of the glider, this must also be installed parallel to each other on both the sides. Now the gliders are installed and you can slide in the rack and check if everything is working correctly.

That’s it. It’s time to enjoy the convenience of your garbage pull-out cabinet.

How to Construct a Wall Cabinet

If you have decided to remodel your kitchen then chances are that you have heard about how expensive it can turn out to be. Cabinets and countertops are the most expensive items that you’ll be spending on.

But if you opt for pre-made cabinets, you can easily reduce the cost to less than half of what custom cabinets would cost you. And guess what, you can install them yourself too.

Constructing premade cabinets is always an easier and a cost effective choice than buying them. And if you can build, then there’s nothing like the satisfaction of successfully completing a DIY project.

Even if you are new to constructing cabinets, then here are some instructions that are easy to follow. With some basic tools and the right know-how, you too can make your own wall cabinet with this.

So are you all set to begin?

The Equipment

Having the right equipment handy can help you speed up the task. To construct cabinets, you will need the following tools.

  • The premade cabinet kit
  • A rubber mallet
  • A Philips #2 screwdriver or drill.

That’s it. Nothing fancy. This will get the job done.

The Set up

You can now start working in an area that has sufficient room to build the cabinet. First, remove the contents of the cabinet box and match each part with the instruction sheet. If there are any missing parts, then you may not be able to complete the construction. So ensure that you check this beforehand.

The Installation

In the first part of the installation, we will be installing all the cams and dowels into their appropriate slots. Take your time with this as the cam locking nut must be installed correctly for you to be able to assemble and also take the cabinet apart if need be.

The arrows must face the direction in which the cams will be inserted.

Once you complete this step, place this side of the cabinet on the work surface with the cams and dowels pointing upwards. As shown in our instructional video, place the top partition of the cabinet in place and then lock the cams to secure it.

Similarly, place the bottom partition also on the side of the cabinet and use the rubber mallet to secure it in place.

Now, slide the back panel in ensuring that all dadoes are lined up correctly. The finished side of the panel must face inwards. Ensure that it is a tight fit and is not wobbly. Else, it may mean that you have not secured one of the top or bottom panels correctly.

Place the last panel into place and use the rubber mallet to secure it. Now lock the locking mechanism. All you need to do is turn it halfway.

You can now use the shelf clips provided in the box and install the shelves. That’s it. Your cabinet is ready.

Clean any debris or dust that may be inside the cabinet and you are all set to install it on the walls.

How To: Construct a Wall Diagonal Cabinet

Diagonal wall cabinets are stylish and also allow you to maximize space utilization in a kitchen corner. Add lazy susans to them and you have easy access to the tray items too.

If you were planning to skip diagonal cabinets due to the added cost, then there’s no reason to.

Now, with premade cabinets, you can easily install one on your own within minutes.

It might seem like a difficult task considering the unique proportions of these type of cabinets. But with some basic tools and easy-to-follow instructions, you can have a diagonal wall cabinet for your kitchen within no time.

The Tools

Having the right tools handy makes the job so much simpler. And you do not have to leave the task midway to look for a screwdriver or a mallet.

So keep a rubber mallet and a #2 Philips screwdriver with you.

Now, in your work area, remove the contents of the cabinet box and take time to verify that you have all the parts that are listed in the instruction sheet.

You can also take your time to familiarize yourself with each and every part of the cabinet box so that during installation, it becomes easier to know which part goes where.

Optionally, you can also remove the upper part of the cabinet box and use it as a surface to avoid the cabinet panels from getting scratched when you work on them.

The Installation

Premade cabinets are designed for easy installation and have predrilled slots for installing cams and dowels. The first step is to place all the panels face down on your work area and then install the cams and dowels. If you are constrained for space, then you can also do these one by one.

Once you are done with this, it is time to install the locking mechanisms.

The locking mechanisms should be installed correctly to ensure that you can dismantle the cabinet if need be. The arrows should point in the direction where the cams will come in.

Now place one of the top panels with the finished side inward and the dowels facing upwards and lock the cams with the screwdrivers. Similarly, place the bottom panel and secure it by locking the cams.

Once both the top and bottom panels are in place, place the same side panel on to these, secure it with the rubber mallet and then lock the cams.

Now in similar fashion, install the other back panel and the side panel, secure it with the mallet and lock the cams.

If done correctly, you should have the complete frame of the cabinet now except the back diagonal panel. This can be slid in now. That’s it. The cabinet is complete.

Premade cabinets also come with shelf clips which can be used to install shelves in the cabinet. Ensure that you wipe off any dust inside the cabinet before you install it on the walls.

With a little forethought and some basic tools, you can complete the assembly of the diagonal wall cabinet smoothly.

How To: Install Doors on All of Our Cabinets

Cabinetry doors provide your kitchen with a face. And it is considered by experts as one of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a facelift without breaking the bank.

If you have decided to remodel on a budget and have installed our premade cabinets, then it is important that you install the doors correctly.

It is recommended that you install the doors for all our cabinets after you have assembled the cabinets successfully.

It becomes easier to install the doors and also, you will need an additional tool which you have not used earlier during kitchen cabinet installation.

The Tools

To begin with the door installation, remove all the doors from the cabinet box and keep them face down on your work area. Since all the doors are of the same dimensions, labelling them is not mandatory during first time installation.

Keep a #2 Philips Screwdriver and a drill with a 1/16th bit handy with you for installing the hinges on the door.

It is also recommended that you create a template piece that helps you locate the baseplate holes and install the hinges in the exact places for all the doors. This prevents uneven doors and also makes the job a lot easier. Moreover, if you wish to release the doors from the cabinet, it can be done with a single screw and the hinges will retain their settings when you reattach them.

Template pieces can also be purchased online.

The Installation

Keep the doors face down and install the hinges in the predrilled holes with the drill and the Philips Screwdriver. You can also use a square to align the position of the hinge arm ensuring that it is perpendicular to the door. Once the hinges are correctly positioned, it is now time to install them on the doors.

Use the template to predrill the holes in the exact position for all the hinges. Take as much time as you’d want at this stage of the installation. Because this is the most important part of the process.

Now install the upper hinges first because it becomes easier to handle the doors and then proceed with installing the lower ones.

If you feel that the installation is not correct, then you can always rotate the side screws to adjust the doors towards the left or right and the center screw to move it up and down.

To move the doors in or out, adjust the back screw.

The next step is to install the handles or door knobs on the doors which is a very simple task. Similar to the door installation, it is recommended that you use a template to locate the precise position.  It is a standard practice to line up the door knob with the top part of the bottom door rail.

If you are not sure about where to position the knobs, you can use a temporary adhesive and try out various positions.

That’s it. Installing our cabinet doors is extremely easy. Hope you enjoyed it.

How To: Assemble a Base Cabinet or a Drawer Base Cabinet

The base cabinet is a standard storage unit for any kitchen setup. Today, we are going to explain how to install the base cabinets correctly.

As always, getting organized beforehand is the easiest way to complete a DIY installation project successfully. So grab the tools that you are going to need for the installation.

You will be needing:

  • A Rubber Mallet
  • A Philips #2 Screwdriver
  • A Drill
  • Wood Glue

The Installation

In your work area with sufficient space, remove the contents of the cabinet box and keep them aside. You can use the box as a surface to prevent the cabinet panels from getting scratched during installation.

The cabinet panels come with predrilled holes to facilitate the installation of cams and dowels. So, the next step is to install the cams and dowels into place in each panel.

Once you have installed the cams and dowels, it’s time to install the locking mechanisms.

The locking mechanisms should be installed correctly with the arrows facing the direction that the cams will be coming in.

Now place one side of the cabinet on the work area with the finished side inwards and the cams and dowels facing in the upward direction.

Place the side panel into place and secure the locking mechanism until it is locked securely. Now place the back panel into the dado joint and ensure that it is lined up correctly and not pushed outwards from either direction. Also check if it sits all the way flush.

There will be three dividers in the box that works as a support for the top panel. Install these in a similar fashion and lock the cams using the locking mechanism with a half turn using the screwdriver.

Now place the other side of the cabinet and secure it with the rubber mallet. Install the toe kick.

This completes the cabinet assembly. Now let’s install the drawers.

The drawer fronts have predrilled indented female dove joints for easy application of adhesive. Apply a bead of glue on each joint. Next, place the sides of the drawers into these grooves using the rubber mallet. Ensure that it is a snug fit in each groove.

Now slide the bottom of the drawer into each dado and secure it firmly. In a similar fashion, apply the glue into each female joint on the back side of the drawer box and place the back piece of the drawer and secure it with a rubber mallet.

You will now need to install the drawer locking screws on the bottom part of the drawers using the drill. These screws must be installed in the corner on each side.

The cabinet box has predrilled holes on the inside for installation of the glides. Install the glides accordingly and screw them securely using the drill. Extend the glides to install the drawer box. Before installation, ensure that the back of the glides are locked into the back hooks and the fronts are hooked into the drawer clips.

The drawers can be adjusted once the installation is completed. Now you can use the shelf clips provided in the box for installing shelves where necessary. That’s it. Enjoy your DIY project!

How to construct an oven cabinet

To assemble the oven cabinet you will only need the following tools:

  • A small rubber mallet

  • A Phillips No 2 screwdriver or similar sized drill screwdriver attachment. If using a drill, have it set to its lowest speed, especially when tightening lock nuts.

  • Wood glue

Begin by removing all the contents of the pre-packed oven cabinet box. Keep all the cam screws, dowels and other screws separate from the wood framework and other cabinet pieces. It is far easier to find each relevant piece needed in the construction process if everything is kept neat beforehand.

Begin by taking all the cams and dowels and place them in their appropriate spaces in every part of the wooden framework of the oven cabinet. Each one has a purpose drilled hole in which they will fit perfectly, and it is easy to see exactly where they need to go. With the locking mechanisms, ensure that they are set correctly. These vital pieces provide rigidity for the whole structure once they are locked. For them to lock in the correct fashion, they must be placed with arrows pointing in the direction from which the cams will be installed from, allowing everything to lock into place once turned.

As this is a large cabinet, you will require a big area to work in. Starting on the floor may be your best option in terms of space although if you do have a big enough table, remember to cover it to prevent any damage or surface scratches. Begin with the back of the cabinet, laying it flat on the floor with cams and dowels facing upwards. Install the two relevant shelves and lock them into place. Now tip sideways and connect those two shelves to the first sidepiece of the framework in the same manner. Remember to tap with a mallet to ensure a tight fit and lock into place.

Attach the smaller wooden panel at the bottom of your framework and lock. Now attach both the top and bottom shelves. Make sure they fit securely before locking. Finish the structure by attaching the final side and secure the rigidity of the whole cabinet by ensuring every lock nut is tight. Lastly, install the toe kick panel and lock once it is lined up correctly.

Onto the drawer for the oven cabinet.

Place the pieces for the drawer front face down to help protect the surface. Start by putting a small amount of wood glue into all the female dovetail joints (these are the lowest sections of the joints).

Now attach the sides by connecting the dovetail joints and tapping into place using the mallet. Slide the bottom of the drawer into place. Put a small amount of wood glue into all the female dovetail joints of the back section of the drawer and attach to the side panels, using the mallet to ensure a tight fit. The drawer is complete but still needs to be installed into the cabinet.

Begin by installing the gliders into the cabinet box using the pre-drilled holes. Each glider fits to the left and right of the lowest shelf in the cabinet. Now attach the drawer locking clip to the bottom front section of the drawer, right into each corner.

Extend the glides from the cabinet framework and install the drawer ensuring that the locking clips are connected in the back and the front.

Congratulations, your pantry kitchen cabinet is complete!

How to construct a wall end open shelf cabinet

If you are looking to add some extra storage space to your kitchen or bathroom, then you might want to consider adding a wall end open shelf cabinet. This is a simple project that you can complete yourself on a weekend or even as an evening project after work.

In fact, this is probably the easiest piece you will ever put together and really shouldn’t take more than ten minutes of your time, even if you are a complete novice. These shelves are the perfect way to add storage space to the often unused area where two walls meet and can be used in a number of incredibly creative ways, particularly as a extra storage option in your kitchen or even your bathroom.

To assemble the wall end shelf cabinet you will only need the following tool:

  • A Phillips No 2 screwdriver or similar sized drill screwdriver attachment.

Begin by removing all the contents of the pre-packed wall end open shelf cabinet box. Even though there are not many pieces here, it pays to keep everything neat and tidy, so separate the two wooden frame parts, the two shelves and the various screws that you will use during the construction.

You can easily assemble this unit on your kitchen table or counter, keeping everything in close proximity as you build the kitchen cabinet. No drilling will be necessary during the construction of the cabinet as everything is pre-drilled for you, making everything far easier.

Start by taking the two sides of the cabinet which can be attached to each other using the relevant screws. The easiest way to do this is to place one piece flat on the surface and the other on the side of it, forming an “L” shape. Remember, this must form a right angle which allows it to fit perfectly in the corner where two walls meet. Be careful not to turn the screws in too tightly and to crack the wood but tighten them enough to ensure that the cabinet remains rigid.

Now onto the shelves. These provide even more rigidity for your cabinet as well as the all-important storage space.

It is very easy to see exactly where these need to fit as there is a slight groove cut out of the frame for them to easily slide into. Attach the bottom and middle shelves and screw into place at the back of the framework of the cabinet. Make sure you have everything lined up perfectly before you begin to turn in the screws, otherwise they might miss the shelves and come through the framework itself. It is better just to take your time at this point and do everything methodically.

Lastly, you need to attach the top section of the cabinet which will add the final structural rigidity to it. Again, this is relatively straightforward to do. Check that all the screws are tightened properly, and your cabinet is finished, ready to hang.

The only thing left to do now is to enjoy the extra storage space that you have created for yourself with this simple project!

Large base and wall end open shelf cabinet

Adding more storage space to your kitchen or bathroom does not have to be complicated.

Along with the wall end shelf cabinet, this is probably the easiest do-it-yourself piece you will ever put together. Even if you are a complete novice, you should have no problem with it. In fact, it will not take more than 15 minutes of your time to complete.

This large shelf is a versatile storage option that can be used in a number of ways either in your bathroom or kitchen.

To assemble the wall end shelf cabinet you will only need the following tools:

  • A small rubber mallet.

  • A Phillips No 2 screwdriver or similar sized drill screwdriver attachment.

Begin by removing all the contents of the pre-packed cabinet box. Even though there are not many pieces here, it pays to keep everything neat and tidy, so separate the wooden frame parts, the shelves, the toe kickbox and the various screws that you will use during the construction of the cabinet.

You will require a fair amount of space to build this piece, but if you have a big enough table, you could construct the cabinet on that. Don’t forget to cover the table in newspaper or with a blanket to avoid damage or surface scratches. Better yet, use the cardboard material the cabinet came in as a cover for your table. If you do not have a large enough table, use an open space on the floor.

No drilling will be necessary during the construction of the cabinet as everything is pre-drilled for you, making everything far easier and certainly less messy.

Begin by placing the back section of the cabinet down on your chosen work surface. Now attach one side of the cabinet using the screws provided. A simple way to do this is to place one piece flat on the surface and the other on the side of it, forming an “L” shape before screwing them together. Always be very careful when tightening the screws. Do not over tighten them as this may cause the wood to crack. Turn them just enough so they will not come loose and the cabinet remains rigid.

Next, attach the shelves. They have grooves cut out for the exact area where they must be fastened. Start with the bottom shelf and move up. Screw everything carefully into place to ensure the screws do not miss the shelves and piece through the framework of the cabinet. Take your time here and do everything in a methodical manner.

Lastly, you need to construct the toe kickbox. This is simply joining four small pieces of wood using the dowels and cam screws provided. Do not forget to lock it in place with a half turn on every lock screw. Do not turn the lock screws too far as this could cause them to crack the wood. The kick box is then attached to the bottom of your cabinet.

Congratulations, your large wall end open shelf kitchne cabinet is complete!

Customize your kitchen cabinets and drawers

One of the most noticeable features in any kitchen or bathroom are the cabinets and drawers. It is an area where homeowners can make a statement in their décor, opting for traditional, modern or anywhere in between. There are many ways to customize your cabinets and drawers including the selection of material, colour, style and hardware. The sky is truly the limit in this area of interior design.

At Kitchen and Bath, we offer an extended range of cabinets as well as other accessories for you to use to customize your kitchen or in some cases, even your bathroom. These include a wide selection do-it-yourself products that you can build yourself as well as various moldings and accessories which can be used in conjunction with these products.

With our varied range, you can make unique designs, limited only by your imagination. Best of all, our products are incredibly well priced, meaning your vision need not break the bank! Don’t make the mistake of thinking that “custom” has to mean expensive – our company offers options for budgets of nearly any size.

Our do-it-yourself products include a broad range of not only cabinets but shelving options and other storage types. These are very easily to build and include:

  • Wall open shelves

  • Base open shelves

  • Pantry cupboards

  • Wall oven cupboards

  • Various sized wall cabinets

  • Open cabinets

  • Lazy Susan cabinets

  • Garbage pull-out drawers

We also stock easy-to-build kitchen accessories which include spice racks as well as wine racks. Not only are these perfect for your kitchen, but they make the perfect gift for any new homeowner due to the fact that they can be built in a matter of minutes using only a couple of tools.

Finally, our molding and accessory range are the perfect way to add a unique touch to your kitchen. We stock a massive variety of fillers and rosettes as well as various trims and crowns that just round off finishes perfectly.

Revamping your kitchen? Our products will give you the perfect start at a very competitive price. Visit our showrooms today, chat to our experts and let us help you find the perfect accessory for your revamp.

Overwhelmed by choices? Let our friendly staff help!

Having many choices in custom cabinet design has its advantages – but its one major drawback is that making a final decision can be tough. There is so much to choose from!

If you’re not sure where to start with your customized cabinets and drawers, you can browse or online gallery as well as our showroom for ideas. You can also get help from our talented staff members who are experts in kitchen and bathroom design. They can help you choose a style that will look great in your home and give you the functionality that you need, they’ll also help you choose a style which you and your family can enjoy for many years to come.

To get started choosing your custom drawers and cabinets, contact the team at Kitchen and Bath today.

How to construct a base wine cabinet

To assemble the base wine cabinet you will only need the following tools:

  • A small rubber mallet

  • A Phillips No 2 screwdriver or similar sized drill screwdriver attachment. If using a drill, have it set to its lowest speed, especially when tightening lock nuts.

Begin by removing all the contents of the pre-packed base wine cabinet box. Keep the dowels, cam screws and other screws separate from the wood framework, diamond latticed wood inlay (of which there are two), bottom panel and toe-kick panel. This makes it easier to find the relevant pieces when you need them.

Now take all the cams and dowels and place them in their appropriate spaces in every part of the wooden framework of the base wine cabinet. Each one has a purpose drilled hole in which they will fit perfectly. It is important to ensure that all locking mechanisms are set correctly as once locked, the wine cabinet will remain rigid. For them to lock in the correct fashion, they must be installed with arrows pointing in the direction from which the cams will be installed from.

Now take one side of the wine cabinet and place it on a large, flat surface such as a kitchen table. Cover the table with either thick newspaper or a blanket beforehand to prevent any damage or surface scratches.

Ensure that all the cams and dowels are facing upwards at this point. Now take the top, middle and lower wood sections and attach them to the side of the wine cabinet by inserting them into the relevant cams and dowels. It is imperative to ensure everything aligns correctly as this first part of the wine cabinet construction provides rigidity. Use the rubber mallet to tap them gently into place once you have lined them up. Now tighten each relevant lock nut. Remember, this unique locking mechanism only requires half a turn to ensure a proper lock. Do not force them any further than this. Take the back panel of the cabinet and slide it into place making sure it all aligns correctly for a tight fit. See to it that you install it with the finished section on the outside, not the inside, an easy mistake to make. Tap into place with the mallet for a snug fit.

Now take the rear diamond latticed wood panel and move it into place at the rear of the framework. This will hold the wine bottles at the back of the wine cabinet. This just slides in easily for a tight fit, and no other form of attachment is necessary.

Install the bottom wooden section and toe kick panel and lock into place once lined up correctly. Finally, install the front diamond latticed wood panel and gently tap into place using the mallet. Make sure to lock all remaining cams with a half turn on your Number 2 Phillips screwdriver. Before you do this, gently tap all dowel connections with the mallet to ensure a proper fit with no gaps between each piece of wood.

Congratulations, your base wine kitchen cabinet is complete!

How to construct a pantry cabinet

To assemble the pantry cabinet you will only need the following tools:

  • A small rubber mallet

  • A Phillips No 2 screwdriver or similar sized drill screwdriver attachment. If using a drill, have it set to its lowest speed, especially when tightening lock nuts.

Begin by removing all the contents of the pre-packed pantry cabinet box. Keep all the cam screws, dowels and other screws separate from the wood framework, bottom, middle and top shelves as well as the toe kick panel. It is far easier to find each relevant piece needed in the construction process if everything is kept neat beforehand.

Begin by taking all the cams and dowels and place them in their appropriate spaces in every part of the wooden framework of the pantry cabinet. Each one has a purpose drilled hole in which they will fit perfectly, and it is easy to see exactly where they need to go. With the locking mechanisms, ensure that they are set correctly. These vital pieces provide rigidity for the whole structure once they are locked. For them to lock in the correct fashion, they must be placed with arrows pointing in the direction from which the cams will be installed from, allowing everything to lock into place once turned.

Now begin construction of the framework to your pantry cabinet. To do this, place one side of the cabinet on a very large surface, preferably the floor as most tables simply will not be big enough for this large piece of wood. If you do have a big enough table, remember to cover it to prevent any damage or surface scratches.

Starting with the bottom shelf, attach each shelf section to the side of the pantry cabinet – which is still lying flat on the floor at this point. Place each shelf into the relevant cams and dowels, making sure everything aligns correctly. Once you have done the bottom, middle and top shelf, tighten all corresponding lock nuts. Remember, this unique locking mechanism only requires half a turn to ensure a proper lock. Forcing it any further than this could cause it to crack the wood which will lead to rigidity problems, especially when moving the cabinet at a later point. Now install the back panel and tap into place using the mallet for a tight fit. Place the other side of the cabinet on top of the shelves and back panel, sliding them into their relevant dowels and cams and tapping with a mallet for a proper fit. This may require someone to help you line everything up correctly due to the size of the pieces you are working with. Tighten all relevant lock nuts to ensure rigidity for the framework which now consists of a number of pieces of wood. If not locked, you may break off a dowel if pieces are allowed to move.

Finally, install the toe kick panel and lock into place once it is lined up correctly.

Congratulations, your pantry kitchen cabinet is complete!

How to construct a Lazy Susan cabinet

To assemble the Lazy Susan cabinet you will only need the following tools:

  • A small rubber mallet

  • A Phillips No 2 screwdriver or similar sized drill screwdriver attachment. If using a drill, have it set to its lowest speed, especially when tightening lock nuts.

Begin by removing all the contents of the pre-packed Lazy Susan cabinet box. Keep all the cam screws, dowels and other screws separate from the wooden framework and other pieces. By keeping everything neat and tidy before you begin, it is far easier to find each relevant piece when you need it during the construction process.

Start by taking all the cams and dowels and place them in their appropriate spaces in every part of the wooden framework of the Lazy Susan cabinet. Each one has a purpose drilled hole in which they will fit perfectly, and it is easy to see exactly where they need to go. With the locking mechanisms, ensure that they are set correctly. These vital pieces provide rigidity for the whole structure once they are locked. For them to lock in the correct fashion, they must be placed with arrows pointing in the direction from which the cams will be installed from, allowing everything to lock into place once turned.

To start, you will need a large area to work in with a flat surface, although a good sized table should suffice. Cover the table with either thick newspaper or a blanket beforehand to prevent any damage or surface scratches.

Begin construction of the Lazy Susan cabinet by placing one of the sides of the cabinet on the flat surface with cams and dowels facing upwards. Now attach the bottom section of the cabinet, tap into place with a mallet and tighten each corresponding lock nut. This unique locking mechanism only requires half a turn to be secured properly. It is very easy to crack the wood if forced too far and this will affect the rigidity of the piece. The bottom section of the cabinet is easily identifiable as it has a circular structure attached to it.

Now place the corresponding panel on the opposite side in the same way, locking it into place once a snug fit has been achieved by tapping it into place. Connect the two panels together with the smaller back piece which can be tapped into place using the mallet before locking. Install the front section by sliding it into the relevant grooves found on the side panels. Install the last remaining piece which fits above the diagonal panel, tapping it into place and then locking to secure rigidity. Install the toe kick and lock once it is lined up correctly.

Now onto the installation of the Lazy Susan.

Begin by screwing the steel turning mechanism to the shelf left over for the Lazy Susan. You can use the pre-drilled holes and screws provided. Screw the “pie” piece to the underneath of the turning mechanism using the guide holes found on the backside of the shelf.

Finally, install the Lazy Susan shelf into the framework using the pre-drilled holes and screws provided.

Congratulations, your Lazy Susan kitchen cabinet is complete!

How to construct a spice rack cabinet

To assemble the spice rack kitchen cabinet you will only need the following:

  • A small rubber mallet

  • A Phillips No 2 screwdriver or similar sized drill screwdriver attachment. If using a drill, have it set to its lowest speed, especially when tightening lock nuts.

Begin by removing all the contents of the pre-packed cabinet box. Keep the dowels, cam screws, other screws and glide mechanism separate from the wood framework, shelves, door and toe-kick panel.

Now take all the cams and dowels and place them in their relevant spaces in every piece of the wooden frame. Each one has a purpose drilled hole in which they will fit perfectly. Make sure all locking mechanisms are set correctly as once locked, this ensures rigidity for the cabinet. Remember, for them to lock, they must be installed with arrows pointing in the direction from which the cams will be installed from.

Take one side of the cabinet and begin the construction process by placing it on a large, flat surface such as a table. Make sure that all cams and dowels are facing upwards at this point. Take the back panel of the cabinet and slide it into place making sure that everything aligns correctly and fits together tightly. It is easy to see exactly where this panel needs to fit. Ensure that the finished side of the back panel faces outwards, an easy mistake to make which if not picked up, means you will have to take everything apart and reconstruct the cabinet.

Next up is the pullout rack of the spice rack cabinet which includes installing the all-important glider mechanism. This allows the rack to move freely as it is opened and closed. Take the male part of the ball bearing glider and attach it to the side of the rack section. Remember to make sure that both parts are not only parallel to the rack but to each other as well.

Now move onto the female part of the glider mechanism. This is attached to the cabinet. Line up the right area to connect it by using the male part of the rack section as a guideline. This helps to determine exactly where to place them so everything will line up properly Screw everything tightly into place as these areas are difficult to access once the spice rack is complete and loose screws mean the gliding mechanism may not work smoothly. The rack section can now be attached to the cabinet by sliding it in using the connecting gliders, male into female.

Secure the door to the spice rack using the available screws and your Phillips screwdriver and attach the other side to the framework using the rubber mallet. Tap gently into place. Now is the time to tighten up all the relevant cams. Remember, this unique locking mechanism only requires half a turn to ensure a proper lock. Do not use too much force, a gentle turn is sufficient.

Finally, install the toe kick panel into the front of the cabinet near the bottom of the framework. Lock in place by tightening the final two cams.

Congratulations, your spice rack cabinet is complete!