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Unit: Checking fit of cabinets

Section: Checking measurements

MSFKB3003: Check and measure fit of cabinets

Competencies covered

MSFKB3003: Check and measure fit of cabinets


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It's the sign of a professional installer to be able to cope with all the deviations in the walls and floor of a room, while still producing a completed installation that has level surfaces, doors that hang plumb, gaps that are even, and everything properly aligned.

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But in order to achieve this, you need to know exactly where the variations are so that you can make allowances for them.

This includes checking lengths and heights, squareness of corners, levels of floors and vertical alignment of walls.

The more accurately you can measure these variables, the better the finished job will be once the units have been fitted.

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In this section, we'll talk about the types of measurement and level checks you need to make so that you know which sorts of adjustments to carry out before the cabinets are fixed in position.

We'll also discuss some of the techniques used by installers to fit cabinets against walls that are out of plumb or have deviations in their surface.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section is designed to test your understanding of basic calculations and your ability to record measurements and other important details in a freehand sketch. Have a look at the assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Room dimensions

  • Plumb checks

  • Level checks

  • Templates

  • Service outlets

  • Recording details.

These lessons will provide you with background information relevant to the unit of competency.

The Just for fun exercise will give you practice in calculating the position of cut-outs in a sink cabinet. This will help you with the assignment for this section.

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