SPACETOWER SLIM

SPACETOWER SLIM

by Matthew Glanfield May 18, 2021

SPACETOWER SLIM

Not long into my Blum life, I was asked to build a new take on the SPACE TOWER concept which was the SPACE TOWER SLIM, a thinner version of the standard larder unit.

It was my first time building a SPACE TOWER, so I was excited to get stuck in. I was able to build the cabinetry with ease but building and installing the drawers was very new to me.

Working for Blum I had access to all the jig and assembly machines. I thought they would help but I did not realise just how much easier and enjoyable they would make the process. So once the carcass was constructed my next focus was to assemble the LEGRABOX drawers.

Firstly, I measured and cut the bases along with the backs to the correct size using the catalogue as a reference. Then I routed the bases using the LEGRABOX Base router to finish my preparation. I was then able to utilise the BOXFIX P drawer assembly machine, placing all the components into their visible slots. The machine made holding and fixing the drawers together a piece of cake, pretty much hands-free.

I moved onto measuring up the carcass for the drawers to be installed. Using Cabinet configurator for the drilling patterns, I set up the universal template for the correct setback and drilling positions on the carcass. All of this was easy because once the template was set, I could just drill the holes for one runner then move the template down to the next drilling height and then repeat the process until I was done.

The jigs really did make this process great, less marking up of the carcass, and drilling through the template’s reinforced holes meant all I had to do was position the template and drill. It also made me look like I knew what I was doing even though I was still new to Blum.

There was even time left over so I could make this time-lapse video

Written by Kevin Souter - Blum Technical Team




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