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.
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.
Written by Kevin Souter - Blum Technical Team