Open the box containing the main cabinet, and sort pieces based on size and type.
Empty the bag of hardware on a flat surface and sort. Be careful not to lose any pieces. There should be 12 cam-lock screws, 12 cam-lock nuts, 4 black screws, and 8 shelf pins.
Lay the two panels on a flat working surface.
Screw in the cam-lock screws at the top and bottom of the side panels into the pre-drilled holes.
Take one of the two remaining long boards, (these are the top and bottom of the cabinet) and slide them onto the cam-lock screws of one of the boards. Make sure that the dowel slides into the correct slot.
Carefully place a cam-lock nut in each hole.
Secure the cam-lock nuts with a screwdriver.
Slide back braces into the appropriate slots along the back. Gently tap the panel into place with the rubber mallet.
Attach the other side panel with the cam-lock screws onto the top of the structure you have built. Repeat steps 5 & 6.
Slide the ¼ inch melamine panel into the small slot between the back braces and the top and bottom panels.
Lay the the cabinet down on it’s face.
Find the four holes for the black screws along the back braces.
Drill a pilot hole into each of the four holes going through the sides of the cabinet.
Screw in the black screws to secure the cabinet.
With a hot glue gun, glue 3-4 inch strips where the ¼ inch melamine panel meets the top and sides of the cabinet to keep it from vibrating.
Lay the cabinet on it’s back, and set it aside for the moment.
Face Frame Carton:
Open the other box that came in the shipment, this should contain the face frame.
Place the face frame flat on a working surface.
Insert the cam-lock screws into the pre-drilled holes on the face frame.
Insert the cabinet and cam-lock screws into appropriate holes on the cabinet structure you have created.
Gently tap the face frame with a rubber mallet to make sure that it is aligned.
Secure the cam-locks with the cam-lock nuts as described in step 6 & 7 above.
Insert shelf pins at the desired height, making sure that all 4 pins for one shelf are at the same height, and that the flat side of the pin is facing up.
Hi Dave, You have a wonderful line of cabinets and I have enjoyed working with you. As with most large projects there are inevitably some extra pieces I needed at the last minute. The excellent customer service and fast shipping was very much appreciated. We have received many comments on the overall quality of the cabinets. The cabinets were easy to build and install to make a professional looking home. Hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the future. Thanks again.
Eric H. Lake George, CO.
Friends at Knotty Alder Cabinets,
We love our cabinets – they are a beautiful addition to our Mountain Home in Brian Head. We will be featured on National Geographic Channel next Tuesday 2/24 at 10pm EST. A photo of our kitchen with your cabinets is posted on the Nat Geo Website.
Darin & Kristen B., Brian Head, UT
I have just put together some of the cabinets. I’ve got to say, I am VERY impressed so far with the quality of the cabinets! The finish is just what I was expecting and wanted and the quality of the alder is excellent! Thanks so much for the fast service, reasonable prices, and great cabinets! I will send you a picture when everything is installed.
Bill M. - Santa Barbara, CA
I received my order last Wednesday, just one word: ‘IMPRESSIVE,’ I have been in the building trades my entire life, close to 40 years. These cabinets are the best I have ever used. You will probably be hearing from me and my friends again in the near future!!!! Thank you.
Larry G. Tehachapi, CA
Hi Lynn and Paul,
The cabinets are amazing! The kitchen design really maximizes space and functionality. Everyone who see them love them!
It Seemed like such a risk to buy ready to assemble cabinets online but from start to finish your company is amazing. I know I was probably your neediest client ever but you were always wonderful. I feel such a sense of accomplishment every time I look at my beautiful kitchen and I really do think of the two of you who were so patient and accommodating every time I called. We saved so much money but did not scrimp at all on quality or beauty!
Gina U. Rocklin, CA
“Knotty Alder Cabinets has been a tremendous help to Habitat for Humanity. They have given us the opportunity to sell high quality cabinets to our customers at an affordable price. The quality and service is great, and we have really enjoyed working with them over the last 2 years. When we sell these wonderful knotty alder cabinets, we have confidence that our customers will be more than happy with the quality and timely manner in which they arrive. Thanks to Knotty Alder Cabinets, Habitat for Humanity has been able to provide affordable housing to more families in our area".