Cooke & Lewis 500 Standard Wall Unit With Lay-On Door Assembly


Hello and welcome to this Norbord My Cabinet
Guide video on how to assemble a Standard 500 wall unit. The standard wall units are
720 high and come with 2 shelves. There is a tall wall unit that is 900 high and comes
with 3 shelves. It is always best to assemble your unit on the cardboard box. That way you
can protect the panels. Two shelves, they come with their fittings pre-inserted. You
have an end panel. This is where Cooke & Lewis comes into it’s own, all of the fittings have
been pre-inserted. This saves not only time, but also means you can assemble the units
quicker. In your wall unit you have 3 fittings bags. You have your wall hanging kit, you
have your packet of fittings that consists of your joining bolts, your shelve supports
and also the silver cover caps that you can use for any of the unused holes, and a frame
fixing kit. In each box there is an assembly guide. Please take the time to read this as
there is a lot of useful information on here that’ll help you to build your unit. It also
tells you what items are in the box and the minimum tools required to get the job done.
So taking my second side panel, I place it next to my first one, giving me a right and
a left hand end. There is a back rail, this back rail has been edged on one edge, and
this edge should be placed upwards when you put it into your unit. The last panel in the
box is my back panel. Back panel is 8mm thick, it’s laminated on both sides so it has a surface
on both sides and it comes with two holes that go towards the top of the unit. The wall
unit end panels are handed, you have a right hand end panel and a left hand end panel.
There are two holes at the bottom of your unit that take your back rail and four holes
at the top of your unit that take your wall fixing brackets. Now I’m going to insert the
top and base panel into my end panel. You must make sure that the groove corresponds
with the groove in your end panel. Tighten the cams up as you go. Okay I’ve got my top
and bottom end, I’m now going to slide my back panel into its groove. You slide the
back panel in, making sure that the holes that are drilled in the top of the back panel
correspond with the four holes in your side panel. Before I put my last end on, I’m going
to put my back rail in. Don’t forget, the edging goes upwards. It goes into the two
holes drilled at the bottom of your unit and you just push it down like so. This rail actually
adds stability to your wall unit. So now I’m going to put my last side panel on. Tighten
it up. Like that. Your wall hanging brackets aren’t handed, they can be inserted in the
right or left hand side panel. What you do is you put your bracket in like so, pull your
tag down like this, that locks it tight into position. In your wall hanging bracket there
are three holes. You never use this one because if you do the screw could come right through
and be seen in your unit. So, drill a quick hole, then taking the screw provided you put it in like that. When your wall hanging
brackets have been inserted, what you will see inside the unit are these two adjustment
screws here. The top one when you turn it pulls the unit back to the wall. The bottom
one when you turn it adjusts the unit up and down. You should always adjust the unit up
and down before you pull the unit tight to the wall. What you actually see is the adjustment
screw at the top here, that’s the one that pulls the unit back to the wall and the adjustment
screw at the bottom there, that’s the one that moves the unit up and down. Once you’re
happy that it’s in the correct place and adjusted correctly on the wall, you insert the silver
cover cap like so, and that is all you see inside your unit, that nice little silver
disc. It is recommended that all wall units are fixed to the wall not only using their
wall brackets but also fixed at the bottom. With the Cooke & Lewis unit it’s handy because
you can drill through your back panel, through your back rail and into your wall and then
fix the units that way. The fixings are not supplied with the unit, if you’re unsure of
what fixings to use, please consult a local builder or go to your DIY store B & Q and
their building expert will give you advice. So I’m going to insert my shelf supports.
You get four per side. Now insert your shelf, tap it down, and you have a secure but still
adjustable shelf. When I say secure, that shelf won’t pull out and it doesn’t lift up
easily, you have to physically bang it up to get it out. For the unused holes, there
are silver cover caps provided, you insert them like this and then giving them a light
tap –
that then completes your unit. I’m now going to show you how to fit a standard lay-on door
for this unit. The hinges are purchased separately. You must ensure you have the correct hinges
for the type of door you have. The hinge comes in two parts, you have the main hinge and
then you have the hinge plate. You need to separate the two parts, you push this button
in here and it comes apart like that. This is the button you push in. This is a standard
soft close hinge from the hinge pack ASC. The soft close works…like that. I’m now
going to put my hinge into the hinge holes on my door. Place them into the pre-drilled
holes like so and then taking the screws provided screw them into the pre-drilled holes for
each hinge. And again you can use a cordless screwdriver but we recommend a handheld screwdriver
because you can feel how tight you have screwed them in. I am now going to fix my hinge plates
to my unit. The hinge plates should be fitted with this square towards the back of the unit.
I’m fixing my hinge plates to my left hand side panel. They could be fitted to the right
hand side panel if you required a right hand hung door. This is a left hand hung door.
I’m now going to put my hinge plate on the bottom of the unit, like so. Never overtighten
these screws because if you do you can damage your end panel. On the back of the hinge you
have two hooks. These hooks need to go underneath there and there on your hinge plate. You insert
the hinge like this, push it down until it clicks, you do the same on the bottom, and
it clicks. If you ever need to remove your door, you push in the release mechanism at
the back here and the hinge comes off. The hinges adjust three ways, up and down, left
and right and in and out. The adjustments are – this is up and down, this is in and
out, and this one is left and right. Once you’re happy with your adjustment there are
two cover caps that click on like this, and that’s your standard soft close Cooke and
Lewis door.

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