Pre-Purchase and Pre-Installation Checks

Before we can proceed, we need to ensure that we have enough space for installation. {LINK TO VIDEO}

  • Measurements. Under-Toe units are nominally sized to the common size of the cabinet. So, an 18 inch Under-Toe would be for an 18 inch cabinet. That’s the exterior dimension of the cabinet unit. Actual dimensions are also provided, these are what is required for space to install – between the sides. Under-Toe units fit in almost all non-custom kitchen cabinet units.
  • Obstructions. Before exploring too far, look inside the cabinet itself – is there any plumbing or electrical wiring inside? Anything through or underneath the floor of the cabinet could be a problem and prevent installation.
  • Custom Cabinets. Many custom cabinet units are built upon a platform in place, rather than assembled and configured from standard parts, and often will not have an easily accessible cavity beneath them.
  • Clearing

Tools Required

Cordless drill with Philips head and

Once you have verified you have sufficient room for installation and have removed any pre-existing toe kick, installation is very simple: Slide unit in place, level it, secure it, recheck it. {LINK TO VIDEO}

  1. Slide the unit into the cavity until the mounting clips make contact with the front edge of the cabinet (fig 1), this will ensure proper depth of installation.
  2. Check for level right to left, shim if necessary, then pre drill and secure clips with one screw each
  3. Open drawer and check for level when extended – front to back and side to side. Loosen screws and shim as necessary, screw mounting plate back in place when complete
  4. Once confirmed level, remove drawer unit and screw in all 4 mounting screws inside the cradle, return drawer to slides and reconfirm level and clearance.
  5. Remove and discard mounting clips and reinstall any toe-kick, if desired

Tips on removing and replacing existing toe kick