Upper Cabinet (1 Door) Assembly

Tools and Materials Needed

Dead Blow Hammer, Impact Driver, Blum Cliptop Mounting Plates, Blum Cliptop 110 Degree Hinges with Blumotion, Tape Measure, Chisel or Flat Head Screwdriver

Screws Needed8 x 1 ¾ (4×45 / 26mm) Screw with Countersunk Head (Used for Cabinet Box Assembly), #8 x 1 ³⁄₁₆ (4×30 / 18mm) Screw with Countersunk Head (Used for Applied End Panels)

Box Part 1

  1. Lay the end panel on a level surface
  2. TIP: check that all female Lamello P-14 Tenso fasteners are level and centered within their slots
  3. With the top and bottom panels, insert the male Lamello P-14 Tenso fasteners into the slots
  4. Snap into place
  5. Check for flush on the front face
  6. Use a Dead Blow Hammer for adjustments, if needed

Box Part 2

  1. Slide the back panel into the groove
  2. Keep the rabbeted edge facing out
  3. Set the other side panel on top
  4. TIP: check that all female Lamello P-14 Tenso fasteners are level and centered within their slots
  5. Line up all Lamello P-14 Tenso fasteners
  6. Snap into place
  7. Check for flush on the front face, using a dead blow hammer for adjustments, if needed

Screwing the box together

  1. Fasten the cabinet together with #8 x1¾ (4×45/26mm) Screw with Countersunk Head
  2. Follow the pilot holes around each side panel


  1. The squaring of your cabinet is not a structural component. It is for ease of installation
  2. After your cabinet box is screwed together, it’s time to square the back
  3. The back panel needs to be pulled tight to the TOP and ONE SIDE of your cabinet, ensuring square
  4. With a chisel or flathead screwdriver, shim the gap at the bottom back of the cabinet, and push the back panel tight to the TOP
  5. Similarly, shim the gap on one side of the cabinet, and push back the panel tight to the OTHER SIDE
  6. With the top and one side made tight, this ensures that the back is square
  7. To secure the squared back, screw the TOP and ONE SIDE into place (the back should be shimmed tight against the two sides that are being fastened)
  8. Note: A natural 2mm gap will be visible along the bottom of the back. This is an intentional gap made for varying material thicknesses. There is no need to fasten this end.
  9. Pre-drill 3/4” from the edges, spacing out the pilot holes as you go
  10. Use #8 x1¾ (4×45/26mm) Screw with Countersink Head


  1. Toenail the back into the cabinet top and side
  2. Use a staple gun with 1-inch staples

Hinge Plates

  1. Locate the hinge mounting plate holes
  2. The mounting plate arrows should be pointing towards the front face of the cabinet
  3. Screw the Blum Cliptop Mounting Plates in place

Applied End Panel

  1. For applied end panels, raise the finished panel up off the table to make room for clamps
  2. Set the cabinet in place and adjust so that the cabinet is flush with the panel on the top, back, and bottom sides
  3. Recommended: use a form of protective material on the end panel, that that the clamp does not damage the finish (ex: foam)
  4. With clamps, secure the cabinet and finished end panel together
  5. With a countersink drill bit, set to the appropriate depth
  6. Predrill in all four corners
  7. Secure the finished end panel with #8 x 1 ³⁄₁₆ (4×30 / 18mm) Screw with Countersunk Head


  1. Grab the Blum Cliptop 110° Hinges with Blumotion
  2. Press and snap into place on the door
  3. Line up the hinges with the mounting plates
  4. Snap and lock the door into place