| Tools Necessary
- Saw for cutting drywall
- Stud Finder
- Tape measure
- Caulking gun
Recessed Cabinetry have been designed for an easy Do-It-Yourself
installation. Under most circumstances, the installation can be done
with very little effort and time to achieve a beautiful built-in
cabinet for years of enjoyment.
Please follow these guidelines to insure an easy installation:
- Recessed Cabinetry are designed to be installed in interior
walls only. For exterior wall installation please contact
customer service for assistance.
- Plumbing pipes and heating ducts will interfere with cabinet
installation. When you determine the desired location for
installation, carefully verify if there is a bath room or
kitchen on the opposite side of the wall which may indicate that
pipes or ducts might be present.
- Electrical, telephone and cable TV wires can be pushed back
behind the cabinet to avoid interference or they can be rerouted
over the top of the cabinet location.
- If the wall is not weight bearing, studs can easily be
removed or relocated to position the cabinet where you want it.
Consult with a qualified building inspector prior to cutting or
removing a stud.
- Shut off the circuit breakers that control power and
lighting to the room your working on as well as the room
on the opposite side of the wall.
- Using a stud finder locate the studs in the wall
where the cabinet will be installed.
- Pass the stud finder over the entire area where the
cabinet will be install to locate any obstructions. (See
- Drill a pilot hole in the center of cabinet
location. Use a coat hanger to probe the wall cavity for
obstructions. If no obstructions are found with the coat
hanger then the hole can be enlarged and further
inspection can be done using a flashlight to check if
the space is clear of obstructions.
- Lightly mark the wall for the rough opening you will
be cutting. You can do this by holding cabinet up to the
wall and drawing around the outside of the recessed
portion of the cabinet or you can measure the size and
transfer that information to the wall.
- After you have made your cutout drawing on the wall
check the lines with your level to insure the hole will
be cut level.
- Using shallow saw strokes carefully
cut along the lines to create the rough opening.
- Set the cabinet into rough opening
and check for proper fit and level.
- Remove cabinet from rough opening and apply
provided adhesive to back of the frame. Apply
adhesive around entire cabinet as shown in Figure
- Reinstall cabinet into rough opening. Apply even and
firm pressure to inside edge of cabinet frame to insure
proper adhesion to wall board.
- Allow adhesive to cure for 24 hour before use.
- Congratulations! Your Recessed Cabinetry is ready for years of