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This page shows the quickest and easiest way to mark out and fit runners for your drawer box.

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Tools and materials required.
  • Your drawer front
  • Complete drawer box kit
  • Measuring tape
  • Set square or similar
  • Pencil
  • Cordless drill driver or equivalent
  • The reference point or starting point for marking runners is the bottom of your drawer front

  • When marking on the unit where the bottom of your drawer front comes to, it is important to remember the top clearance gap. This gap is usually 4mm - 5mm, and can vary from one manufacturer to another.

  • For metabox shallow runners, you come up 90mm from this mark.
  • Extend this 90mm line inside the unit for 200mm to 300mm
  • PLEASE ENSURE that this line is at 90 degrees to the front edge of the unit (using a set square if possible)

  • PLEASE NOTE, if this line crosses over any of the original holes in your unit, and they will get in the way of the new holes, move the line UP 10mm approx. Remember to go up the same amount on the other side.

  • Hold the runner 2mm back from the front edge of the unit
  • Make sure that the line you have marked in the unit runs right through the middle of the holes on the runner.
  • Mark in pencil all the SMALLER holes, including the hole right behind the nylon roller
  • Use your cordless driver and a screw to start the holes before presenting runner
  • Just start the hole off, do not go in the full length of the screw
  • Finally, fit runner using the SMALL screw holes
  • Make sure the screws do not go in at an angle, as this can snag the drawer
  • Repeat the process for the other runner
  • Put the drawer in place by lining up the rollers and let the drawer roll into position
  • You are now ready to fit the drawer front