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A face panel being attached to an oven tower

Overview

An oven kitchen tower makes the most of the space in one of the most important rooms in your home. We'll show you how to build the two drawers, the separate cabinets for your microwave and oven and the open cabinet. You'll also see how to secure the tower to the wall and protect your cabinets from heat damage.

Steps

1Assemble the cabinet

Use the cordless drill and 50mm screws to join the top and back panels. Repeat this to attach the bottom and back panels. Use the drill and screws supplied to attach the two side panels to the top bottom and side panels. Repeat this process to build the second drawer cabinet.

The panel of an oven cabinet being screwed

2Attach the feet to the cabinet

Turn the drawer upside down. Use the cordless drill and screws to attach the four bases of the feet into the small pre-drilled holes. Make sure the sloped angle on the feet points towards the outside of the cupboard to help distribute the weight.

Legs being affixed to an oven cabinet

3Attach the adjustable feet to the bases

Attach the adjustable feet to the bases by clicking the four legs into place. Then screw in the adjustable feet and use the set square to set each leg to a height of 145mm.

Legs being adjusted on an oven cabinet with a set square

4Attach the drawer runners to the cabinet

Separate the drawer runner into two pieces by pulling the runner from the bracket and pushing in the button on the runner. Use the cordless drill and screws to attach the bracket using the pre-drilled holes. Now drill a 2mm hole for the smaller screw to attach the runner to the cabinet. Repeat this for the other drawer runner and to attach the runners to the second cabinet.

Drawer runners being added to the inside of a cabinet

5Build the drawer

Use the cordless drill to attach the front and back panels to the drawer base panel. Then attach the left and right panels to the base. Repeat this to build the drawer for the second cabinet.

A drawer for an oven cabinet being constructed

6Attach the drawer runners

Turn the drawer onto its side. Use the cordless drill and screws to attach the runners to the drawer. Turn the drawer over and repeat the process. Slide the drawer into the cabinet. Repeat this attach the drawer runners to the second cabinet.

Drawer runners being affixed to a drawer

7Attach the drawer panel

Use the tape measure to measure the distance from the base of the cabinet to the bottom of the drawer. Transfer this measurement onto the back of the drawer panel. Use the spirit level to draw a straight line across the drawer panel. 

A drawer panel being secured

8Secure the drawer panel

Place the drawer front on the back of the drawer panel, flush with the line you've drawn on it. Make sure the drawer is an equal distance from the sides of the panel. Clamp the drawer to the front panel. Pre-drill four holes in each corner of the drawer.  Secure the drawer to front panel using the cordless drill and screws.  Repeat Steps 6 and 7 to attach and secure the drawer panel to the second cabinet.

A completed microwave box

9Build the microwave box

Using the cordless drill, screw the 50mm screws to join the top panel of the microwave box to the back panel. Repeat this to attach the bottom panel to the back panel. Use the drill and screws to attach the two side panels to the top bottom and side panels. 

An assembled cabinet on adjustable legs

10Build the slimline cabinet

Using the cordless drill, screw the 50mm screws to join the top panel of the slimline cabinet to the back panel. Repeat this to attach the bottom panel to the back panel. Use the drill and screws to attach the two side panels to the top bottom and side panels
A person attaching the sides of a cabinet using a cordless driver

11Join the two drawer cabinets.

Remove the drawers from the cabinets and place the second cabinet on top of the first. Line them up so that they are flush and clamp them. Pre-drill a hole in each corner, on the inside of the top cabinet, and screw the two cabinets together.

A person attaching a side panel to cabinets using a clamp

12Join the slimline cabinet to the microwave box

Place the slimline cabinet on top of the microwave box. Leave a 20mm gap for the cabinet door between the edge of the cabinet and the box. Clamp the box and cabinet together. Pre-drill a hole in each corner, on the inside of the slimline cabinet. Then screw the cabinet and microwave box together.

A person attaching two cabinet units using a clamp and cordless driver

13Prepare to assemble the oven tower

There are several steps involved in assembling the oven tower, so you will need some help during these stages. When building the oven tower, you can either use the cabinet installation and levelling stands, or lay the oven tower side panel on the ground on a piece of cardboard. Either way, make sure the slightly bevelled edge of the panel is facing out.

A person measuring the height of adjustable legs with a measuring tape

14Attach the cabinet drawers

Lay the cabinet drawers on their side, near the bottom of the oven tower panel. The cabinets need to be 145mm from the bottom, and 20mm from the front of the panel. Once you have the cabinets in position, drill screws into each corner of both cabinets to secure them to the panel.

A person attaching cabinets to side panel using a cordless driver

15Attach the microwave box and slimline cabinet

Lay the joined microwave box and slimline cabinets at the end of the oven tower panel. Make sure the top of the cabinet and the panel are level. Pre-drill holes in each corner of both cabinets, then screw the box and cabinet to the tower panel. Repeat Steps 13 and 14 to attach the second tower panel and stand the oven tower upright.

Two people positioning two cabinet units on a side panel

16Attach the oven cleats

Place the cleat on the side of the tower where the oven will be. Set it back 20mm from the front and clamp it in place. Pre-drill three holes in the cleat and secure it with the screws. Repeat this process to attach the other cleat.

A person measuring the inset of a cabinet using a measuring tape

17Install the heat deflector

Sit the heat deflector flush with the edge of the oven tower. Pre-drill holes through the holes in heat deflector. Use the 10mm screws to attach the deflector. Repeat this process to attach the other deflector.

A person attaching a metal facing strip to cabinet using a cordless driver

18Attach the face panel

Pre-drill holes at either end of the face panel to attach an angle bracket. Secure the angle bracket using the screws supplied. Put the angle bracket in position and use the screws to fix it from behind. If there is a gap between the face panel and microwave box, attach another angle bracket at the back of the face panel to close it.

A face panel being attached to an oven tower

19Attach the fixing rail

Use the drill and screws to attach an angle bracket at each end of the fixing rail. Hold the fixing rail at the top of the back panel of the oven tower. Use the cordless drill and screws to secure the rail to the sides of the tower. 
A person attaching parts of a cabinet using a cordless driver

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.