Project Overview

The base cabinet is the standard storage unit of any flat pack kitchen. We show you how to screw all the panels together yourself. You will also see how to attach the feet and adjust the height of your cabinets to keep them level on an uneven floor.
Continue to Step-by-step instructions.
This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Assemble and Install Kitchen Base Cabinets
Time Required

Weekend Project

Weekend Project

A project to keep you busy for a whole weekend

 
How to hide kitchen cabinet screw holes
View the video
00:20
×

Hide cabinet screwholes

When you screw two cupboards together, there’s an easy way to hide the screw holes. Find where the hinge plates for the cupboard doors will be attached. Drill a hole in the middle of these areas and drive in your joining screws. Then install the hinge plates over the top.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Attach the back of the kitchen cabinet to the base panel
2 Attach the sides to the kitchen cabinet
3 Attach the top rail to the kitchen cabinet
4 Attach the plastic feet to the bottom of the kitchen cabinet
5 Adjust the height of the feet
6 Install the shelf in the kitchen cabinet
  • Step 1. Attach the back of the kitchen cabinet to the base panel

    Put the back and base panels together so the pre-drilled screw holes line up. Use an impact driver to gently drive the screws into place. Check to see if the joining edges have properly lined up. If not, tap them lightly into place with a rubber mallet and then tighten the screws.
  • Step 2. Attach the sides to the kitchen cabinet

    Put the first side panel into place and line up the pre-drilled holes. Screw the base and side panels together, then do the back panel. When the first side is on, turn the cabinet over and do the same on the other side. Remember to use the rubber mallet to keep your edges lined up.
  • Step 3. Attach the top rail to the kitchen cabinet

    Put the top rail into position. Push all four screws into position with your thumb to temporarily hold the rail in place. Then drive the screws in and use the rubber mallet again to tap the edges into place before giving the screws a final tighten.
  • Step 4. Attach the plastic feet to the bottom of the kitchen cabinet

    The plastic feet for your kitchen cabinets come in four parts – base plate, tube, screw thread and foot. Attach the base plate to the base of the cabinet, using the predrilled holes and the short screws. Push the tubes into the base plates and the feet onto the screw threads. Then drive the screw threads into the tubes and you’re done
  • Step 5. Adjust the height of the feet

    You can adjust the height of your feet by screwing the threads in or out. This is very useful if your floor isn’t level. Use a combination square to help set the height of all the feet at 145mm. Then put the cabinet in place and adjust the feet if you need to level it up on an uneven floor.
  • Step 6. Install the shelf in the kitchen cabinet

    The sides of the cabinet have pre-drilled holes to hold shelf support brackets. Select the height you want for your shelf and push your brackets into the holes at that level. To ensure you put the brackets for each shelf on the same level, it’s a good idea to count the number of holes between brackets. Finish by placing the shelf on top of the brackets.
bathroom makeover 01:03

Ideas & Makeovers D.I.Y. modern bathroom remodel Learn just how easy is to transform and remodel a tired bathroom into a modern and stylish bathroom.

Rejuvenated contemporary ensuite 01:00

Ideas & Makeovers D.I.Y. contemporary ensuite Create a contemporary ensuite by transforming a tired, old bathroom into a place where you’ll instantly feel relaxed.

diy wooden step stool 03:26

Planning & Projects D.I.Y. wooden step stool Learn how easy it is to make a handy step stool for your home.

wooden towel ladder 02:50

Planning & Projects How to make a wooden towel ladder This stylish wooden towel ladder will add a touch of class to your home. It’s easy to make and is the perfect way to display rugs, scarves, throws or hang towels to dry. It’s ideal to move from room to room, wherever you need hanging space.

Bathroom inspiration 01:49

Planning & Projects How to plan a bathroom renovation There are plenty of things to think about before you start renovating your bathroom. We’ve made a list of the big ones to get you started

bathroom vanity 04:35

Vanities, Cabinets & Cupboards D.I.Y. bathroom vanity A vanity is one of the most important features in any bathroom as it can change the look and feel of the space. Find out how to make this beautiful timber vanity yourself.

finished copper hanging towel rack 03:13

Vanities, Cabinets & Cupboards D.I.Y. hanging towel rail A stylish copper hanging towel rail will keep your towels tidy and off the floor as well as adding a real wow factor to your bathroom.

reducing water

How To Save Water How to reduce water usage Whether indoor or outdoor, there are lots of ways to be smart about water usage. And there are some simple actions that can make a big difference to your water bill.

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.

Top of the content