Project Overview

You can easily make the extra storage you need for your kitchen, office or laundry by building this three-drawer floor cupboard. We’ll show you how to build the cabinet, put together the drawers, and attach the drawer rails and cupboard feet. 

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Time Required

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Unpack the kit and read the instructions
2 Insert the pins into the side panel
3 Insert the cam locks into the base panel
4 Attach the base to the side panel
5 Attach the rails to the side panel
6 Insert the pins in the second side panel
7 Attach the back of the cupboard
8 Attach the feet to the cupboard
9 Insert the adjustable legs
10 Install the drawer runners
11 Assemble the drawers
12 Attach the base of the drawer
13 Attach the drawer front to the drawer
14 Attach the rail to the larger drawer
15 Attach the handles to the drawers
  • Step 1. Unpack the kit and read the instructions

    Unpack the kit that contains the three-drawer, floor cupboard and sort out all of the panels, rails, feet and hardware. Read the instructions carefully and refer to them regularly as you put the cupboard together. To protect the cupboard as you build it, use the cardboard box the kit came in, as a floor covering.

  • Step 2. Insert the pins into the side panel

    The side panel has pre-drilled holes along the sides. The large ones are for the pins and the smaller ones are for the drawer runners. Insert the nine pins loosely into the larger holes and then tighten them with the cordless drill.
  • Step 3. Insert the cam locks into the base panel

    The silver cam locks are used to join the side panel to the base panel. Insert the six cam locks into the large holes in the base panel. Make sure that the arrows on the cam locks are pointing away from the panel, this way the pins can be inserted into the locks and the cams tightened. 

  • Step 4. Attach the base to the side panel

    Insert the pints into the pre-drilled holes on the edges of the base panel. Make sure that the laminated, white edge of the base panel is facing outwards and the cam locks are facing down. Place the base panel on top of the pins on the side panel. Tighten the three cam locks, with the pins in them, to secure the two panels. 

  • Step 5. Attach the rails to the side panel

    Insert four silver cam locks into each of the three side rails. Make sure that the arrows are pointing away from the rail. Place the rails on top of the pairs of pins on the side panel, with the cam locks facing outwards. Tighten the cam locks with a screwdriver.

  • Step 6. Insert the pins in the second side panel

    Insert nine pins into the second side panel, then tighten them with the cordless drill. Attach this panel to the cupboard by lining up and inserting the pins with the pre-drilled holes in the rails and the base panel. Carefully turn the cupboard onto its side and tighten the cam locks to secure the second side panel.

  • Step 7. Attach the back of the cupboard

    While the back of the cupboard is facing upwards, attach the back panel. Make sure the laminated, white side is facing inwards, then place the back of the cupboard in the recess and nail it into place. 

  • Step 8. Attach the feet to the cupboard

    Turn the cupboard upside down to attach the feet. Point the angled side of the feet towards the outside of the cupboard to help distribute the weight. Attach the feet to the pre-drilled holes in the base of the cupboard. Use your cordless drill to attach the four feet. Refer to the instructions to find out which screws to use.  

  • Step 9. Insert the adjustable legs

    After the bases are attached to the cupboard, insert the adjustable parts of the legs into them. The first part clicks into the base and the second part screws into this. Repeat this for all four legs. The feet need to be 145mm high. Do this by setting the set-square to this height and adjusting the legs until they are all the same level.

  • Step 10. Install the drawer runners

    Turn the cupboard over so that it stands on its feet. There are pre-drilled holes in the side of the cupboard for the drawer runners. If you are unsure where each drawer runner goes, refer to your instructions. Use the cordless drill and fixing screws to attach the runners. Secure the runners to the cupboard with extra screws so the runners can support heavy drawers.

  • Step 11. Assemble the drawers

    The cupboard comes with two small drawers and a larger one. To make assembling them easy, all of the drawer parts have been pre-drilled. Simply join one side of the drawer to the back using the screws and cordless drill. Then attach the other side of the drawer in the same way.

  • Step 12. Attach the base of the drawer

    Once you have joined the two sides of the drawer to the back, attach the base of drawer by sitting it on top of the recess at the bottom of the drawer. Secure the base of the drawer through the pre-drilled holes in the rail using the screws and cordless drill.

  • Step 13. Attach the drawer front to the drawer

    You may need to remove the cap over the brackets at the front of the drawer to access the screws. After removing the cap, loosen the screw holding the bracket to the drawer until the bracket comes free. Repeat this for the bracket on the other side of the drawer. Attach these brackets on the back of the front of the drawer. Now line the bracket up with the drawer and slide it back into place. Secure it by tightening the screws on the bracket. Repeat this process for the two other drawers. 

  • Step 14. Attach the rail to the larger drawer

    Look for the pre-drilled holes at the back of the front panel and back of the back panel. Use the cordless drill to attach the plastic brackets in the appropriate places. Slide the sleeve over the rail, this will cover the screw and the fitting at the front of the drawer. Click the back of the rail into the rear bracket. Then place the front of the rail into the plastic groove in the bracket and slide the sleeve over it. Repeat this process for the other rail.

  • Step 15. Attach the handles to the drawers

    Slide the three drawers into the cupboard. Measure approximately where the handle will be attached to the drawer and put masking tape on that spot on both sides of the drawer. The tape will stop the laminate from splitting when you drill the holes. Make accurate measurements on the masking tape where you will be drilling - these measurements are in the instructions. Drill two holes and remove the masking tape. Use a screwdriver to attach the handle. Repeat this process for the handles on the two other drawers.

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions which came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings team member.

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