How to assemble a corner base unit & double hinged doors


The following guide will show you how to assemble a corner base unit. Although our units come pre assembled, if you request a dry unit assembly and have to take the unit apart to get it inside your home then this guide will be useful to reassemble it again.

Corner base unit expandedParts supplied:

A – Left hand end panel
B – Right hand end panel
C – Top panel
D – Base panel with legs attached
E – Left hand back panel
F – Diagonal rear back panel
G – Right hand back panel
H – Shelf panel
J – Door double hinged
K – Door single hinged

Lay left hand end panel “A” flat apply glue to dowel and insert top and base panels “C” & “D”, ensuring that dowels fully enter holes. Apply glue to dowel holes in right hand end holes “B” and push into place, ensure that dowels fully enter holes.

Glue and dowel

Lay unit onto its front edges (ensuring that front edges are protected). Fit corner shelf panel “H” into place through back space. Position rear angled back panel “F” and screw fix to back edges of top and base panels “C” & “D” (ensure that all edges are aligned).

Corner shelf back panel

Slide back panel “G” into place locating in the groove in side panel. Slide back panel E into place locating in the groove in side panel “A”.

Side panel groove

Drill pilot holes through back panels “E” & “G” and screw to rear edges of top and base panels “C” & “D”. Carefully drill pilot holes through sides of back panels “E” & “G”.

Drill pilot holes

Screw fix into the diagonal edges of the rear back panel “F”. Use only short screws to avoid screwing through the diagonal edge. Fit legs on base panel “D”.

Diagonal edges fit legs

Stand unit upright and lift shelf “H” upwards. Insert shelf supports into holes in end panels “A” & “B” and rear diagonal back panel F, then lower shelf onto supports.

Shelf supports


Door fitting: double hinged doors

Clip 165 degree hinges onto hinge plates on either left or right hand end panel. Secure the hinge cups to holes in rear of the door with screws shown Fit corner door hinges to rear of corner doors. Secure hinge cups to holes in rear of door as shown.

Door fitting hinges

Drill rear of the second door for hinge plates as shown and screw fix.

Door fitting hinge plates

Clip hinges to the plates on the rear of the second door. For hinge adjustment see the hinge fitting page. Note: – the hinge plates on the second door can be adjusted vertically by turning the plate screw as shown.

Clip hinges to plates


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11 thoughts on “How to assemble a corner base unit & double hinged doors”
  • Janice says:

    Hi. I am in the process of adding units to my shopping basket and I require the 900X900mm Highline Corner Base Unit With Shelf – For Standard Doors for the Stanbury white kitchen. There are 5 different units listed, all with different codes but seem to have the same spec (and are all the same price). Can you tell me what the differences are? FD99-PWS, FD99-1, FD99-2, FD99-HL-MULTI and FD99-ULT. Thanks.

    January 9, 2024 at 11:12 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Janice, we do apologise for the confusion, there is no difference between those units. I have requested for this to be amended on our website, as the product code is the only thing that has been updated, the unit has not changed.

      January 10, 2024 at 2:39 pm
  • G Walker says:

    Hi, If installing corner base units I take it that no corner post will be required?


    October 25, 2019 at 1:42 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, if using an L-shaped corner base unit then no corner post is required.

      October 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm
  • Tony says:

    Is there any tolerance between the back panel and the wall on a 900 x 900 corner unit?



    April 13, 2018 at 3:37 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Tony, there is a 42mm service void at the back. Here is a picture of one that has just been installed in my kitchen. 42mm Service Void

      900x900 Service Void

      April 16, 2018 at 10:05 am
      • tony cavanagh says:

        Many thanks for the reply, I am fitting 2 corner units with a 300 in the middle and it was a bit tight but this resolves my problem

        April 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm
  • Paul Davies says:

    By dry assembled do you mean you have to take each unit apart on delivery and glue them or are they serviceable to install dry?

    January 3, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, dry assembled means that each unit is assembled but without glue. This allows you to take the unit apart, to fit into your house if there are access restrictions or you can adapt it on site and then glue it together once complete.

      January 4, 2018 at 7:38 am
  • angela clowe says:

    I notice that you now pre drill and attach all doors and hinges as standard. If I was to ask for a dry fit of L corner unit, would doors and hinges still bee put on by you?

    August 12, 2015 at 8:41 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:


      Yes, we still fit doors and hinges with a dry assembled unit. All dry assembled refers to is that there is no glue holding the unit together, just screws and the dowels so that you can easily take it apart and reassemble again. With regards to the doors, they clip on and off in a matter of seconds.

      August 12, 2015 at 9:08 am
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