How to install BUCO’s Insta-Cupboard

If you’re looking for a storage solution that’s affordable, looks fantastic, and is easy to install, then BUCO’s Insta-Cupboard is for you! Visit one of our participating stores with your measurements, requirements (you might want a floor, wall, or specialist unit), and then it’s up to you to choose the finish you prefer for your home. For this tutorial, we went for the trickier unit to install – the wall unit. If you are worried, our staff will recommend a professional to install it for you… then again we have faith in your abilities, so Let’s Build it Together!

The items you’ll need to install this unit are:

  • Triangle Cupboard Brackets
  • Wood Screws
  • Wall Screws
  • Screw Covers
  • Spirit Level
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Pencil

Once the cupboards have arrived, make sure to measure the area again where you want to mount the units. Always measure twice.

Grab the triangle cupboard brackets, and using them as a template, pencil where you want to drill pilot holes. When drilling the holes make sure to use a wood bit and that the drill is on the right setting, not hammer setting. Also check you’re mounting the brackets the right way around, and that the bracket holes go into the wood.

Now that all the pilot holes have been drilled, it is time to fasten the brackets to the cupboard with the wood screws. The pilot holes should ensure that the screws don’t go skew. We used the drill, but if you’re a more old-school DIYer you can use a screwdriver.

After you’ve completed this step it’s time to measure where the wall holes needs to be drilled. We strongly recommended measuring multiple times. And if you’re not the best with a tape measure, get a friend to hold up the unit while you drill a little guide hole. Once you know where to drill into the wall, grab that masonry bit, switch your drill to hammer setting, and get drilling. When you’re done, take the opportunity to place in wall plugs. This might require a little convincing with a hammer.

When all the wall plugs are in place it’s time to ask your friend to hold the unit, thread the screws through the holes, and hammer in those screws (yes, you can hammer in some screws nowadays). You can use your drill, screwdriver, or impact driver, to drive in the screws, but the hammer is quicker. Always start from the corner when mounting cupboards, and check that everything is level after mounting a new unit to the wall.

The last step is to simply slot in the shelves – and then you’re DONE!

Look at you being all DIY magnificent!

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