Installing Studio Fedde fronts is very simple. Because we use exactly the same drawer and hinge holes as IKEA, you can use the IKEA manuals. Thanks to our years of experience, we have listed the most important tips & tricks for you to make it even easier for you.
Step 1: Prepare space
You usually have several identical front dimensions in your order. Therefore, first place all fronts in order before mounting, so that you can easily determine which front belongs to which cabinet. Leave space for cover panels between the cabinets. All covering panels are 18mm thick.
Step 2: Mounting fronts
Assemble the IKEA parts and the Studio Fedde parts according to the IKEA manual. Cover panels are screwed to the cabinet. To do this, use screws that are no longer than the thickness of the cabinet wall and the thickness of the cover panel combined. Screw the cover panel on the inside. You can attach fitting pieces according to the IKEA manual, for which you need a batten. You can find screws and battens at a local hardware store.
Step 4: Install skirting boards
Skirting boards come in fixed lengths and can be cut to size. They can be attached to the legs of the cabinet with our supplied plinth clips by screwing the clip to the plinth.
Step 5: Install handles
We do not drill holes for the screws of the handles, so you can determine the location of your handles yourself. A useful tool for determining the drill holes for mounting the handles is the FIXA drilling template from IKEA.
- Do you want to connect multiple fronts to match the style of a dishwasher with an adjacent IKEA cupboard? Then use the VAGLIG connecting rail for fronts from IKEA.
- Do you want to connect multiple fronts, for example because you want to place one large refrigerator or freezer behind two fronts? Then use the UTRUSTA connecting fittings for fronts from IKEA.
- Hang the doors straight by adjusting the screws in the hinge plate. A prerequisite for properly hanging doors is a cupboard that is mounted firmly and level. When using the kitchen cabinets and filling the drawers, it is advisable to adjust fronts again where necessary a few weeks after installation.
- All fronts, covering panels and skirting boards can be cut to size. Use good sawing material to cut the covering panels to the desired size, preferably a plunge saw/circular saw with guide rail. When sawing the side panels to size, it is advisable to tape the front in advance with painter's tape for vulnerable surfaces.
- The thickness of the fronts, covering panels and skirting boards is 18mm thick. Preferably allow 2mm clearance.
- Did you choose model No.2 or Model No.4? Always check that screws screwed into the front do not end up on the handle bar or in the recessed frame. There is then a chance that the screw will be screwed through the front. This occurs, among other things, when installing dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers and connecting fittings for doors.
With No.2 a screw can never be placed at the handle bar.
With No.4 a 10mm screw can be used at the height of a recessed frame.