So, on one wall, the base cabinet railing ended at dry wall and there was about 16 inches to the next stud which was bothersome so Bryon put some dry wall anchors at the end and since it is a base cabinet – most of the weight will be supported by the legs so it shouldn’t be a big deal, but we were concerned about the wall cabinets on that side. It looked simple, but goodness, it took us a while to figure it all out. 6.  It’s just extra work that we wouldn’t have had to do if we had gotten the right molding in the first place. Mount IKEA Besta cabinets. Ikea in store "Kitchen Cabinet Installation" literature, states screws at every stud. We will have to test out our work, eh? Powered by WordPress.  Nice and secure. Install wall rail using appropriate cabinet rail screws (manufacturer specified) For IKEA-like systems attach the rail mounts to the cabinet sides; Lift cabinet in place and over the wall rail; Ensure cabinet is level and properly positioned using the laser line and a 6′ cabinet level. Also for: Asker. One of the best things about the suspension rail is that it supports both the top and bottom IKEA™ Kitchen cabinets in the most efficient way. But this particular item is one of the more expensive elements in a kitchen.  You’ll have to cut a notch out of the cover panel so that the metal rail can run behind it, but make sure you make this notch deep enough (length-wise) or you will have a hard time getting the pantry off of the metal rail like we did. It’s important to make sure your suspension rail is straight and level, and to secure it with the right screw type for your wall. UPDATE: Looking back, we should’ve used the IKEA crown molding and left space for that.  Actually, we ended trimming a bit off of both of them so that the holes in the rail would line up with the studs in the wall, for the most part. If you are having trouble finding studs, you can also just drill some test holes because you can tell if you hit a stud or not when you drill the pilot hole though this is not ideal because you could hit a pipe or water line (eeek!!). View and Download IKEA ASKER SUSPENSION RAIL instructions manual online. We decided to buy another cover panel to put on the other side of the 30 inch cabinet that goes above the oven which would make that space 31 inches wide and then the space below for the oven and panel would be 30 7/8 (30 1/4 for the oven + 5/8 for the panel) – very close – no one will notice 1/8 inch off. Measure twice install once (or whatever the saying is).  We went home on Cloud 9 thinking we accomplished ALOT. Mount the suspension rails Your new IKEA cabinets can be hung directly onto a suspension rail making them easier to install and ad - just. Another tip, if you are using IKEA undercabinet lighting – be sure to put the cables in place behind the cabinets before you start securing them together, etc. Then, you want to use the gray clippy things to lock the cabinet in place on the rail – this prevents it from moving around. Just the Tip. We thought we were done. Just fasten the rail to the wall first, then hang the cabinets on the rail… For the bottom rail, we followed the standard IKEA gave in the manual as far as the height. So, Bryon got an upper body workout with his hack saw and hacked off the lip of the metal rail so that we could get it into at least 2 studs to support that 12 inch cabinet. First and foremost, I'm a follower of Jesus (though I'm not Jesus so therefore I'm imperfect as you will see). IKEA Kitchen Install Part Uno – Planning Design, IKEA Kitchen Install Part Dos – Cabinet Assembly, IKEA Kitchen Install Part Tres- Cabinet Install, IKEA Kitchen Install Parto Quatro – Finishing Touches.  This is why you want to dry fit everything before cutting the holes out. We also figured one of us would break our back trying to do this so let’s just do it the easy way and if we need to add some crown molding to the top later, we can. Suspension rails are required for safety. You can easily move them sideways until you find the right spot.  This worked. Seriously, if you do nothing else on this list, do this one!  So, we picked these 3 inchers: Now, on one side, we have a little 12 inch cabinet between the cabinet and oven which doesn’t bode well with the metal hanging rail because the metal hanging rail was only barely going to reach one stud at the end of it and that would not be much support.  So, we are just going to hard wire some undercabinet LED lights we got from Home Depot. Make sure suspension rails are level. We wanted our cabinets to go all the way to the ceiling so we contemplated ignoring that rule and hanging the metal suspension rail all the way at the ceiling but then we thought that the cabinet doors might not open. :-p  Flooring company isn’t coming until Jan. 19th so have a while to wait yet. So, let's do just that! BOAXEL Suspension rail, white, 24 3/8 ". Turns out, the wall was uneven and the metal rail wasn’t exactly flush on the long wall.  We bought outlet boxes that have a lead screw on them so that they adjust in and out – since the cabinets have a gap between the wall and cabinet (due to the metal hanging rails). It took us 72 hours and worked off the same cross bar (I think they called it a Suspension Rail) system. Here’s an example of this: Honestly, I don’t know how he did that. I kept thinking of all the people I could call and even dreamed of selling the building altogether.  We noticed that the studs were placed pretty far apart in some cases though (24 inches) – it was very non-standard. Fortunately, there’s a solution: IKEA kitchen cabinets. We basically shimmed the entire left side of the wall up to the halfway point.  Instead of being 4 inches, the legs are about 2 1/2 inches underneath the pantry.   The pantry would not fit in the space we had with the legs on it so my husband sawed down the legs so that we would be able to get them underneath the pantry.  The first thing you’ll need to do is locate and mark up where the studs are in your wall. The rail screws into the wall studs and gives extra reinforcement. I read up on this before we actually made this permanent because I wanted to make double sure and found that many contractors have been burned (not literally) by the oven spacing –  so leave 30 1/4 inches just in case.  We did have about a 2 inch gap between the two rails but it’s in the middle of the very center cabinet which is not going to be a big deal. Measure and mark the height of the suspension rail.  I can’t remember what that height is right now but I’ll try to add it here later. You want to make double sure of the measurements. You don’t need to have the lighting in place necessarily but the cables, for sure. We also had to take the pantry out which we were trying to avoid and we ended up putting that in last after we got everything else to line up without gaps. The first thing we did was measure everything again and draw all the cabinets and filler spaces on the wall. Mount IKEA Besta cabinets using the bolts that came with the installation kit.  I can have the paint matched at Home Depot by bringing in a cabinet door and paint it. First, you want to clamp the 2 cabinets together. Once you load the cabinets with dishes, glassware, pantry and cooking stuff, you don't want them coming down on you. Just fasten the rail to the wall first, then hang the cabinets on the rail, easy and convenient. Hi there, this is a long shot, but do you still have any Ikea Auckum suspension rail left over. We thought it was 1/2 inch thick but turns out it’s 5/8 inch thick so then we needed 1/4 more inches for the oven so this left an extra 3/8 inches that we weren’t accounting for on the wall cabinets (trying to keep everything symmetrical). Get the right screwdriver / bit.  It actually took us a while to decide on screws. It was 29 7/8 at the top, but 30 1/8 inch at the bottom in the back. Put your screws in most of the way but not all the way. We did on occasion drill through the metal rail for a couple of the studs because we figured it’s better to get the rail attached to the stud than not and we couldn’t get all the holes to line up with the studs perfectly. The bottom of the upper suspension rail should be 82 3⁄16 inches (208.8 cm) from the highest point of the floor. IKEA’s Pozidriv Bit. Typical wood frame studs are at 16" on center (do the math, studs would be at 0" & 48" for 12" O.C.)  Maybe leave a little more space if you can.  Here’s a picture of that (we just narrowly avoided that cam – this is one of the reasons we left no filler on that side of the pantry): Leveling the cabinets and putting on the legs. …  We hung them exactly 6/8 inches down which isn’t going to leave much space for crown molding, but we got something really skinny and we’ll have to sand it down in places. Cutting utility holes. And we figured it looks better anyway for the cabinet above the oven to have cover panels on both sides (as opposed to just one side) – not that it mattered though. You’ll want to have all the cut outs for plumbing and electrical done before securing the cabinets to each other, as well.  The crown molding that comes with the GRIMSLOV cabinets is only about .5 inch thick, but they gave us the wrong molding – the one we got was 1.5 inch thick on the skinny side and we thought that would be too thick since we already had limited space above the countertop. We didn’t end up getting the bottom cabinets scooted over half an inch but I signed off on a paper, in blood, that said we were responsible for moving the cabinets over half an inch. Normally, they don’t do this but I offered to sign in blood. 4. Don’t worry about mounting and aligning kitchen cabinets – this suspension rail makes it simple and safe. Though much more affordable, going this route isn’t without challenges. ›xIû5nÜ(–J©©ñº¼À»DºŠ1nç‡UêøÍ !‘xkŽ£Aè £4r’‹|TJµTGSéZ•ÊuNʕ#•4šê1Ò"F‚ˆGPü&Rß>øLÒ>ÿ3à|SŸ¦/$N3ÀÂ9𣐑ÈkJ3e¤™Òf°]Ìx•î)òòë1¯$øýM΋&ò;¯RXäõX-±‡ÝùjGüþǏǑîùœ½ß³6?##?73“0?+ø5?É߉òȏÝ. METOD Suspension rail Don’t worry about mounting and aligning kitchen cabinets – this suspension rail makes it simple and safe.  We wanted the screws to go about an inch and a half into the studs and we had several layers of drywall and soundproofing to get through. When you’ve mounted SEKTION suspension rail to the wall, all you have to do is attach your kitchen cabinets. Then, you drill the pilot holes and use the screws given to attach the cabinets together. Not to worry – this mounting rail makes it easy to hang BOAXEL wall uprights straight and correctly on the wall.  You want to make double sure of the measurements. With the rail, that is..  And we had already leveled it and put some extra supporting structure underneath it – 2×4’s (which we ended up not doing later – it doesn’t really need it). So, we put screws in each of the studs and then put some dry wall anchors in between those because IKEA recommends having a screw every 12 inches. Too bad it’s a rental and not our house! This is a step I totally forgot until the cabinets were on the wall, so I had to take …  One rail we had to cut down a bit (using a hack saw).  :-p. My husband had to cut out the holes for the plumbing a little wider to accommodate the half-inch which he was super bummed about because the holes were miraculously perfect the first time (when things are miraculously perfect it’s usually a sign that something else is wrong – immediately start looking for the something else :-p).  We’ve been holding on to these suckers for quite some time now – it’s time to get them in place. I just ordered a quartz countertop and backsplash from Home Depot so we are getting so close I can taste the first dish we will make in this kitchen!  You just have to make sure that the two rails are level with each other. I stay at home with the kids, but we've recently begun a new adventure in owning real estate so I plan to share some of our experiences with that as well as general homemaking interests. Here’s our pantry – be sure to install the cover panel on there (as shown here) before hanging the other cabinets since it’s full length. Additional suspension rails may be cut and mounted end to end on the wall if extra length is required.  Because what good are kitchen cabinets if they are not installed, right? 902.710.30 Measure twice install once (or whatever the saying is) The first thing we did was measure everything again and draw all the cabinets and filler spaces on the wall. Make sure your rail is perfectly in place and level. Ikea cabinet units for kitchens, bathrooms and garages are constructed from six-piece component kits and quick-mount on a suspension rail screwed into wall studs. We love IKEA, but readily admit assembly and installation can be rather tricky. Much respect to him for doing that. It’s a 26×36 cover panel. This would probably work if your ceilings were level but our ceilings weren’t even level so we didn’t bother trying – the doors probably wouldn’t open and since that’s important for cabinets we decided not to go that route. Boom! Now, the holes for the plumbing look more like tiny butts – perfect butts though so can’t complain. The pantry is hanging on the rail but we also have it supported by 4 legs. And this is where we seriously contemplated quitting, y’all. Set includes: - 2x IKEA Part #104875 - 2x IKEA Part #105001 - 2x IKEA Part #103756 - 2x IKEA Part #103693. If you’re like us, then you’ll spend alot of time thinking about this before you do it.  This is important to do before you hang the rails. This is how we secured the panel to the wall: This is how we secured the panel to the floor on the dishwasher side: Adjusting the cabinets to make sure symmetric. A track in the suspension rail accepts sliding metal mounting squares. Once you get the part home and unbox, the pictogram instructions illustration dimension 12" on center. Before installation, you need to know how high you want your microwave to sit over your range. I couldn’t even be in the same room while he was using the hacksaw on the metal – the sound of it was like nails on a chalkboard times a thousand. Remove old cabinets and prep the kitchen. I'm also a mother to a trio of beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband. The suspension rails are made up of thick galvanized steel which is a very good way to secure your cabinets. The BESTÅ suspension rail makes it easier and safer to mount a BESTÅ frame to your wall.  :-p  This notch will be hidden by the cabinet next to it so it really doesn’t matter too much how it looks. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. We had to also cut out some of the drywall further down (behind the 36 inch cabinet) and use the sheet metal because the pipes were causing it to stick out too far there also and causing our cabinets to not be level. This is something to beware of when you are doing your measurements. Suspension rails for Ikea cabinets such as the Akurum model are supplied in 80-inch lengths. So, next, you want to get the metal suspension rail actually hung.  Turns out when we went to hang the wall cabinets, there was a supporting structure going horizontal across the top so we didn’t have to worry – everywhere we drilled, we hit a stud/supporting structure. We seriously debated this and tested this for hours – this is part of our problem – indecision. You’re done! Here’s some pictures of our rails (please ignore the mess): On the long wall (on this rail hangs the base sink cabinet and the 36 incher next to it): On the long wall (this is the rail for the 12 inch cabinet – the only thing that hangs on it): On the long wall – here’s the 2 wall cabinet rails side by side with a tiny gap in between (couldn’t get the whole rail on the other side in the same pic): Boom! Maybe take a break and have a glass of wine or a cookie, but don’t give up! The IKEA hardware used for assembling the cabinet boxes is close to Phillips … The top of the rail should be at least 6/8 inches from the ceiling. You can easily hang several frames next to each other and align them at the exact same height thanks to the included connector. Magnetic Drill Bit Holder. You’ll want to put a level on the base cabinets and adjust the legs to make sure they are level. Preparing to hang the metal suspension rails from IKEA. ASKER SUSPENSION RAIL indoor furnishing pdf manual download. NOTE: we decided not to go with IKEA undercabinet lighting because of reviews and backsplash unknowns with the wires coming down from behind the cabinets (there’d have to be gaps in the backsplash or the backsplash would have to be tiled up to the light, etc – too non standard to find any information about it and the electrician wasn’t familiar with IKEA products). Place the IKEA “washers” on the screws and then drill the screws all the way in to tighten. And here is the part we’ve all been waiting for – the Install! Heck, I’m thinking about moving in! 5. Bolts on each square insert … Attach suspension rails to wall. Now, it’s time to screw the cabinets to each other. We had to cut a hole out of the cabinet that’s above the microwave to allow for the vent which vents to the outside. Swapping out your cabinets is one of the easiest ways to give an outdated kitchen the refresh it needs.  🙁  But we did find something that would work at Home Depot that is equally skinny if not skinnier and if at some later date we choose to, we can always add that. Then, draw a line on the wall along the bottom of the metal suspension rail. Slightly slanting and crooked might be fine – but not when mounting a storage system.  Ideally, you want at least 18 inches of space there, but I think more than 15 is considered acceptable. Mount the suspension rails Your new IKEA cabinets can be hung directly onto a suspension rail making them easier to install and adjust.  We did and we are very happy with it.  And we didn’t really care if the rail could move up or down (which is I guess what you can do when you drill through the holes – you have more room to adjust if it’s not level, etc. Fasten your rails, base cabinet rails … Full set of replacement IKEA AKURUM Suspension Rail Set.  We debated going lower to have more space between the wall cabinet and base cabinet but ultimately decided to just use the standard because we wanted to make sure to have space for the legs (though we did saw the legs down to fit them underneath the pantry, it would be extra work to do that to every leg) and also to make sure the counter wasn’t too low. If you are installing an IKEA kitchen yourself, you are guaranteed to have one of these moments at some point. General process I used for installing rail: Hold rail so that bottom of the rail is on your line, lining up the holes with as many studs as possible Place 4′ level on top of rail and adjust until it is level Have a friend use a pencil to mark the holes you want to use If you are interested in reading Part 2, it is here: IKEA Kitchen Install Part Dos – Cabinet Assembly.  If we had gotten the right molding, we totally would’ve used that. If hanging the cabinets on suspension rails, you’ll need to buy your own screws. The metal hanging rail also won’t fit behind the bottom of the pantry in order to reach another stud. I have heard there was an issue with the way the rails were being packaged and shipped that required addressing. It’s just so hard to get it off and on the rail that we were really trying to avoid that so putting it in last after we made sure there were no gaps was the smartest option. The rails are about 90" long and and I needed two pieces as I was installing 106" of cabinets. 3. You will have to pull them out a bit to get cables in there and sometimes they have to go on either side of the pads on the back of the cabinet – you’ll want to make sure you have that figured out and get them in place. So, we left a gap of 30 1/4 inches for the oven and exactly 24 inches for the dishwasher since these are usually a bit smaller than 24. It’s really hard to go from thinking you are done with the rails to having to start over. View therealtyhousewife’s profile on Facebook, IKEA Kitchen Install Part Tres – Cabinet Install. Drill pilot holes into the studs in the center of the hole on the metal suspension rail. It’s important to make sure your suspension rail is straight and level, and to secure it with the right screw type for your wall. Even upstairs, I could hear it and my hair was standing on end and my teeth were clenched together. I do have 4 of the mounting squares to trade and would gladly pay a fair price for the rails … SUSPENSION RAIL. Well, this shifting around and adding more space for the oven caused us to have to remove the bottom rail and move it over a bit – about a half an inch. This was our lowest point where we had to muster all our emotional strength and spirit. I love a good sense of humor and a good laugh - I believe there's nothing better than brightening each other's day with some comedy. Preparing to hang the metal suspension rails from IKEA Similar to the hardworking GRUNDTAL line, KUNGSFORS gets everything off the counter and onto the wall, with a system of installation rails, wooden and stainless steel shelves, storage grids, a magnetic knife holder, storage containers, hooks and magnetic clips that work for any size space and in many configurations. 3 Mark the location of the studs on your suspension rail lines. Drill the suspension rail into the wall using the anchor screws and regular screws. You’ll want to draw marks along the wall using a square 6/8 inches down (or whatever distance you choose) and hang the railing at the lowest mark – get it level. So IKEA sells a rail to hang the cabinets on, the rail has a million holes in it and a t channel to slide the attachment hardware into, this is a heavy double layer of gavanized 16 or 18 gauge steel. Designed by BluChic. © Copyright The Realty Housewife 2020. This is a video to help assemble and install IKEA Sektion wall cabinets. The pantry is actually hung on the top rail but it doesn’t have that big of a gap all the way down. It was actually hard to find the studs on one of the walls because there was soundproofing between the units so we ended up using magnets which would locate where the dry wall screws are (they usually screw the drywall in at the studs).  We discovered that with the drywall around the pipes, the wall stuck out too much at the bottom and made it impossible to level the base cabinets around the sink area. same for countertop height adjustment--it's unclear what my range is for installing the suspension rail. It’s funny that I’m going to boil down this step down to … I'm Denise. Starting from the mid point, we put smaller shims and they got progressively thicker as we reached the end of the wall. Then just twist the locking mechanism to lock the cabinets in place.  We left about 17 inches of space between the wall cabinets and the counter top which is on the lower end of space so we didn’t want to eat into that space anymore than we had to. Ultimately, you need that 6/8 inches in order to have room to hang the cabinets on the rail itself, but there’s a way you could forgo that if you want to do the extra work of first hanging the metal cabinet clips onto the rail and then someone holds the cabinet up while you screw the cabinet clip into the cabinet.  So, we had to cut the dry wall out and use aluminum (won’t rust) sheet metal around the pipes because it’s thinner and more flexible and wouldn’t cause our cabinets to stick out and not be level. IKEA sells a special panel that is used specifically to support the counter between the dishwasher and the oven. Fasten your rails, base cabinet rails first. It has plenty of holes, so there’s always a hole over a stud. This video was prepared by IKEA to demonstrate the installation of a basic IKEA kitchen. i'd like the 40" wall cabinets basically flush with my ceiling (3/4" deco strip included), but the ikea literature has a generic number from the floor to the bottom of the strip. That sucker is heavy and there is very little wiggle room to get it off in that space. These are the screws we used.  The rails are only about 84 inches long and one of our walls was 161.5 inches so we had to use 2 rails. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Search for other IKEA parts Choose your currency. We triple checked to see if the suspension rails were level. i'm confused about how high the sektion suspension rails should be installed for my new ikea cabinets. Suspension rails … We had to add a panel between the dishwasher and oven because they are right next to each other – deciding where this went was tricky because after we measured our oven, we found out that it was actually 30 1/8 inch wide which is more than the standard 30 inches. Don’t give up!!! I had the countertop people coming to measure so we needed to have this panel done between the dishwasher and oven. Having one of these on your drill can save you a lot of frustration while … We needed to add shims to the left side of the wall and pretty significant ones at that to get it to be flush with the right side of the wall.  But once we went back and started hanging the cabinets on the rail on the long wall, there was a gap between 2 of the cabinets that we couldn’t get rid of. It just made all my fillings hurt for some reason.  The thought of taking the pantry down was enough to defeat us. This is important to do before you hang the rails. 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