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HOW TO FIT DRAWER FRONT ON METABOX SHALLOW
This page shows the quickest and easiest way to mark out and fit your drawer front

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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
  • Completed drawer box is in position
  • The position of the top holes on the fixing brackets have to be transferred onto the drawer front

  • Measure from the outside of the base unit to the centre of the top hole on the fixing plate
  • For your reference, this size should be around 28mm
  • Lay your drawer front as shown with the inside top marked in pencil
  • REMEMBER to deduct the side clearance before marking the drawer front
  • Just to clarify, the side clearance is 4mm because the unit is 500mm wide and the drawer front is 496mm wide
  • This 4mm is halved to give 2mm clearance per side
  • Mark the line on your drawer front as shown
  • Measure from the underside of the worktop to the centre of the top hole on the fixing plate
  • REMEMBER to deduct the top clearance before marking the drawer front
  • To clarify, the top clearance is usually 4mm - 5mm
  • Mark the line on your drawer front as shown
  • Remove the drawer box and position it on the drawer front as shown
  • Line up the top hole of the fixing plate as shown
  • Line up the other side and check that bottom of box is parallel to bottom of drawer front
  • Mark through the 4 holes in pencil and remove box
  • Use your cordless driver and a screw to start the holes
  • Just start the hole off, do not go in the full length of the screw
  • Screw the box into place
  • Try to tighten with screws in the middle of the slotted holes if possible
  • Fit drawer box into unit and check gaps around drawer front
  • To adjust drawer front up or down follow instuctions below
  • Loosen the top screw to allow adjustment
  • Turn the bottom screw to move drawer front up or down to desired position
  • Tighten the top screw to secure in position
  • To adjust drawer front from side to side follow instructions below
  • The fixing plate is attached to the drawer front with slotted holes
  • Loosen these screws as required and move the drawer front to desired position.
  • The drawer box installation is now complete and you can re-fit the handle or knob