Cabinet Adjustment Tips

We design much of our cabinetry to be adjustable by you, the customer. Over years of normal use, some screws and hinges may need to be tightened, or drawers and runners adjusted for peak performance.

Hinge Adjustments

We construct our cabinetry with several types of durable, high-performance hinges that will operate smoothly and silently for years. Periodically, you should tighten hinge screws, because they can loosen over time with normal use.

Drawer Front Adjustments

Wood Drawer Box
If a drawer front looks crooked, first measure at each end of the drawer front to see if the height is the same. If not, slightly push the adjustment tab on the lower side towards the back of the drawer. To move a drawer front forward or back, you can rotate the tilt adjustment dial on the rear of each drawer to tilt the top of the drawer front forward. Rotate counterclockwise to raise back of door. Note: This adjustment can only be made PRIOR to installing decorative hardware (handles or knobs).

Metal Drawer Box
Again, first measure at each end of the drawer front to see if the height is the same. If not, remove cover plate on the inside of the metal drawer box. Inside will be two screws, one for up and down adjustment and the other for adjusting the drawer front right to left.

Drawer Runner Adjustments

We construct our cabinetry using several types of self-adjusting drawer suspension systems. The drawer function and, in some cases, the options chosen by the purchaser determine the runner type used.

  • Sidemount runners (used only on roll-out trays and desk knee drawer cabinets)
  • Full-extension undermount runners with buffer system
  • Full-extension sidemount runners (used on drawer storage, desk double fle drawer and base pantry pull-out cabinets)

We equip sidemount runners with self-adjusting rear mounting clips. If roll-out trays rub or bind, remove the tray and check the position of the screws in the runner, as well as in the cabinet. You may need to retighten these screws to eliminate any interference or chafing.

Like sidemount runners, undermount runners come with self-adjusting rear mounting clips.

The ball-bearing-action undermount suspension system is galvanized. This precision runner also has self-adjusting rear mounting clips. One additional adjustment is possible with this system. To raise the drawer, simply move the orange lever on the front retainer clips back until the drawer is at the proper position. This is located on the underside of the drawer. To lower the drawer, move the gray levers forward until achieving the appropriate position.