Adjusting inset cabinetry hinges and drawers

 For inset cabinets built prior to February 2014

There are three ways to adjust the drawer headers:
  • Adjust the undermount glides. There is a cam at the back of the drawer that can be rotated back and forth (Diagram 1). This will move the back of the drawer up or down, thereby adjusting how flat the drawer front will sit with the face of the cabinet.
  • Adjust the screws that hold the drawer front to the drawer box (Diagram 2). These screw holes are oversized to allow vertical and horizontal adjustment. You do not need to remove the drawers to adjust the tracks.
  • A vertical-only adjustment can be made using the sliding tab under the drawer box (scroll down to Diagram 3). The lever is very sensitive and makes very minute adjustments.
Square the doors to the door opening using a Phillips screwdriver to adjust the hinges. Diagram 4 (scroll down) shows the four screws you can use to adjust finial hinges.

To adjust concealed hinges, see Diagram 5 (scroll down).
  • Turn Screw A (the screw closest to the door) to move the door left and right in the door opening.
  • Turn Screw B (the screw furthest back in the cabinet) to move the door forwards and back.
  • Turn Screw C to move the door up and down.
  • Be aware, the moves will be small.
If the cabinet doors are equipped with non-integrated "soft close" (the door closes itself after you set it in motion), you will have to remove the soft close mechanism (it has a gray plunger) before you can adjust hinges. Remove it by sliding it toward you. Replace it after adjusting the hinges.

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact the Fieldstone Cabinetry dealer where you purchased your cabinetry.

Diagram 1

Diagram 2

Diagram 3

Diagram 4

Diagram 5

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