Assembly of the Base 4 Drawer cabinet. Also shows the installation of the rear mounting brackets and inset mounting brackets.

8 thoughts on “Base 4 Drawer (B4D) Assembly: Updated Fall 2020

  1. Thanks for the video.
    The L brackets on the back have screw holes that have some give up and down. Should one screw the brackets as down as possible, up as possible, or in the middle of the hole?

    1. Hey Avi, Thank you for your question. There is no ‘right or wrong’ answer to this question, but typically I center them in the slot. This gives me a little give in both directions. There is a small amount of ‘float’ when the glides attach to the ‘L’ brackets, so adjustment at this level isn’t typically necessary. If you have any additional questions, your Cabinet Coach would be able to speak to your specific project’s applications. Have a great day!

    1. Hey Dave, Thanks for your question – historically we’ve used brads, however, in the past couple of years, we have migrated toward using staples rather than brads. The reason is the holding power (1 staple = 2 Brad projections). As of today, our recommendation is to use staples, however often homeowners are more likely to have a pneumatic brad nailer vs a stapler. Unless you’re looking for an excuse to buy a new tool (and who doesn’t love that!?!), using whichever you have is completely fine. The reason for 1″ brads vs 1-1/4″ staples has to do with the amount of counter-sinking that is likely to happen with either. If you have any specific questions, your Cabinet Coach would be happy to get back to you in a more timely manner. Have a great day!

  2. On 27 inch deep drawer base I received two pieces of wood to attach the drawer glides. Where on the cabinet do I attach the these? Middle back?? Are the drawer fronts mounted at the bottom of the cabinet with 1\2 inch space between the drawer fronts? Are glides set in from the front of the cabinet by how much? Also, are the installation of the doors flush with the bottom of the cabinet?

    1. Hey David, Thanks for your question. On any cabinet that has drawers and is not 21″D or 24″D, the cabinets ship with those 2 pieces of wood to be used to affix the rear of the drawer glides to the cabinet wall (rather than use the standard ‘L’ bracket that typically comes with the drawer glides). This VIDEO shows this step. I believe the other few questions have more to do with your Cabinet Configuration than standard assembly, so please reach out to your Cabinet Coach so they can assist you with accurate/relevant installation instruction. Have a great day!

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