Here's how to assemble your cabinet or bookshelf.
As you work, place your pieces on carpet or other soft protective surface to avoid marring the hand-polished finish. Begin with the top--the piece where the edge holes are not drilled all the way through. Place it face down so the edge holes are up.
With a Phillips head screwdriver, insert a round head screw into each of these holes. The picture above shows the screw just starting to thread into the wood.
Screw it in about 1/4-inch until the first horizontal fin bottoms on the wood surface.
Press a cam (pictured above) into each of the holes bored into the side.
Press the cam flush with the surface of the wood so the long end of the cross points toward the hole bored in the edge, as above. This ensures the cam is open to receive the extended screw in the top.
It should look like this.
Lift the side and attach it to the top by inserting the extended edges of the screws into the side's edge holes.
If there's resistance, adjust the cams with the screwdriver until the screws slide into place.
When edge of the side is flush with the top, tighten the cams clockwise until snug.
Place the bottom--the piece with holes drilled all the way through--on the upright side ends. Some models will have smaller holes for casters, feet, or swivel bearings. They should be facing up.
Insert hex head screws through bottom edge holes to engage the holes bored in side end.
Tighten until head is flush with bottom.
If relevant, attach the casters and caster trim. Otherwise, skip the next few steps.
The caster trim is peel and stick; the strength of the bond will increase over time.
Center the front piece as above, ensuring the casters will clear it as they swivel. Press into place. Snug the side trim against the back of front trim, leaving no gaps, as above. Again, ensure the casters will clear the sides as they swivel. The gap in the back allows for wall baseboard trim.
Set the cabinet face down. Place one or more shelves between the sides to keep them straight, as above.
Unfold the back, and attach it to the side with tacks, pictured above.
Space the tacks at equal intervals, as below.
Be sure the edge spacing is even all the way around, so the cabinet will be square.
If your order included locking shelves, you'll see four inserts on the shelf bottoms.
The shelf locks down on pins that screw into the adjustable shelf holes.
Position them as desired so the shelves are level.
Screw in the pins until the shoulder bottoms against the side.
Position the shelves and press down gently to lock in place.
Regular shelves rest on the spoon shaped brass colored shelf supports that push into the adjustable shelf holes in the sides.
Tip your shelf into place; set the left side at the depth you'd like on the supports and push down on the right side until it also rests on the shelf supports as well.
Don't slide your shelf in horizontally as it might scratch the finish.
If your cabinet or bookshelves include glass doors, the nickel hinges mount on the side with small black screws.
Peel and stick protective foam squares on the FRONT of the glass as pictured. (Hinge setscrew has a rubber tip.)
Snug setscrew enough to stop movement.
The second hinge we offer is a black knife hinge. Peel the wax paper off the backing plate.
The top of the backing plate is rounded to match the hinge body profile.
Stick the backing plate to the BACK side of the glass. Setscrews will tighten against plate.
Place the squared edge even with the glass edge.
Insert glass. Snug setsrews against backing plate.
Foam wrap for door pull is peel-and-stick.
Press door pull down over foam wrap.
When your completed cabinet is in place and loaded, give doors a final adjustment.
If you ordered sliding shelves, disengage the shelf slide center by depressing the lever as shown.
Pull the center piece out of slide body.
Slide body mounts on a shelf holes with short screws as pictured.
Large hole in slide body accepts short screw. Be sure the rubber slide tip faces the front of cabinet.
Fasten second screw at rear of slide body. Be sure the rubber bumper faces the back of cabinet.
Fasten closed end of center piece to predrilled slide shelf.
Insert completed shelf in body slides. Slide in and out twice to ensure proper action.
If we supplied the above hardware, your slide shelf needs these stand-offs to clear the door hinge.
Insert the barbed stand-off in the shelf hole where you want your slide out shelf.
The thicker set of stand-offs stack on the inserts.
They fit together and nest.
Slide body holes will match up with stand-offs. Drive the black screw into cabinet side to secure slide body. Rear screw is shown.
This shows front slide screw attachment.
Shelf inner slide attaches the same way as above.
Enjoy your cabinet or bookshelf. Thank you for letting us build one for you!
What follows below is an assembly sequence for the DVD swivel towers/bookcases.