Adjusting Door Hinges and Drawers on Inset Cabinetry

How to adjust door hinges and drawers

For inset cabinets built before 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 (Diagram 3). The lever is very sensitive and makes very minute adjustments.

Doors with finial hinges

Square the doors to the door opening using a Phillips screwdriver to adjust the hinges. Diagram 4 shows the four screws you can use to adjust finial hinges.

Door with concealed hinges

To adjust concealed hinges, see Diagram 5.
  • 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.

Doors with concealed hinges and soft close

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.
Adjusting StarMark Cabinetry drawers
Adjusting StarMark Cabinetry drawers
Adjusting StarMark Cabinetry hinges
Adjusting StarMark Cabinetry hinges
Adjusting StarMark Cabinetry hinges