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Unit: Fabricating cabinets

Section: Assembling the cabinets

MSFKB3005: Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment

Competencies covered

MSFKB3005: Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment


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The simplest design for a cabinet is a box with either a door or drawers at the front. The drawing at right shows a typical 'frameless' floor cabinet, comprising a carcase and hinged door.

If you need to refresh your memory on the difference between frameless and face-framed cabinets, go to the 'Cabinet construction' lesson in the unit: Processes in K&B projects.

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In this section, we'll look at the principles of constructing modular frameless cabinets.

They are 'modular' in the sense that they're prefabricated in the workshop in separate 'modules', and then transported to the site for installation as a set of cabinets, often lined up in a row.

We'll also cover the various aspects of workshop construction, including making bases, assembling carcases, hanging doors and installing drawers.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section will ask you questions about the assembly process for different carcases and components, and the quality checks you should make to ensure that the job has been done properly.

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 six lessons for this section:

  • Joints and fasteners

  • Bases

  • Carcases

  • Assembly

  • Doors

  • Drawers.

These lessons will provide you with background information relevant to the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise shows some examples of good and bad practices when using an air-powered nail gun.

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