How to attach a drawer front and adjust


The following guide will show you how to attach a drawer front to your kitchen units, as well as show you how to adjust them.

Front Drawer ClipsDrawer front clips

Please note that the drawer front clips are already located into the drawer sides for transportation reasons.

Using a screw driver, turn the centre screw A to unlock the front brackets from the connection plates within the box

Drawer fixing

Drill 4 pilot holes for drawer front clips in positions shown on the rear of drawer front (below). Screw fix drawer front clips to rear of drawer front

Drawer Clip Attachment

To connect the drawer front to the drawer box simply align the brackets on the drawer front with the drawer box and push onto box until it clicks into place. After adjustment, clip the cover caps into place over the adjustment ‘windows’ on each side of the box.

Drill Screw Drawer Front

To remove the drawer front from the box. Use a screw driver and turn the centre screw A to unlock the front brackets from the connection plates within the box.

Remove Drawer Front

Drawer adjustment

Remove cover caps from each side of the drawer box to expose the drawer adjustment screws. The cap simply clips into the drawer adjustment ‘window’. Adjustment screws B and C for drawer box adjustment.

Remove Drawer Clips


Vertical Adjustment – Turn rear adjustment screw B to give vertical adjustment to drawer box.

Vertical adjustment

Horizontal Adjustment – Turn rear adjuster screw C to give horizontal adjustment to drawer box.

Horizontal Adjustment


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12 thoughts on “How to attach a drawer front and adjust”
  • Fenella says:

    what size drill bit should be used to drill the pilot holes shown in the diagram?

    Also, what size drill bit should be used for the side rails in the pan drawers?


    September 19, 2023 at 3:17 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Fenella, a 2mm drill bit is needed, however you shouldn’t have to drill it, unless you have ordered a replacement drawer front on its own.

      September 21, 2023 at 8:25 am
  • Marianne says:

    I’ve removed the drawer unit on our bin unit to get to the wall behind it and now the drawer won’t close fully and seems more stuff to close. Not sure what the problem is and I can’t see anything on how to sort it. Can you help please?

    May 10, 2023 at 7:39 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Marianne, if you create a support ticket on our website and give them all the details then our aftersales team will be able to look into this for you.

      May 11, 2023 at 7:38 am
  • Melanie says:

    Hi – our norton base unit drawer front is really loose and there does not appear to be a way to tighten it

    November 5, 2022 at 6:01 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Please can you create a support ticket here and attach either a supporting image or supporting video, so we can refer with our in house technician? Create Support Ticket.

      November 9, 2022 at 11:42 am
  • Dave says:

    Well, I did not actually think that a quick search on google would help me fix the front of my kitchen drawer which came off when I pulled too hard and something was blocking the draw. I thought all was lost and was imagining crazy ideas involving lots of super glue ! But I was wrong. This page rocks !!

    October 11, 2022 at 9:53 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Thank you for the feedback, glad the page helped!

      October 11, 2022 at 10:20 am
  • Pete says:

    How do you remove a drawer?

    July 31, 2022 at 3:19 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, to remove the drawers, you need to pull them out to full extension and lift upwards with a fair amount of force and the drawer box will come off the runners and you can then pull it out towards you.

      August 1, 2022 at 7:09 am
  • Mike Hanley says:

    On one of my kitchen base units containing two large (deep) drawers the top drawer front is rubbing on the bottom drawer front.
    I have adjusted the top drawer to the vertical maximum using screw ‘B’ as in the diagram. Whilst it is now just a tiny bit clear of rubbing it is not the same clearance as the other kitchen base units drawers.
    Please advise.

    February 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, would it be possible to lower the bottom one slightly?

      February 17, 2017 at 10:08 am
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