Hopefully you saw my last post about building an IKEA SEKTION base cabinet. Here’s the second video in the series about building and installing drawers into the base cabinet. My videos about assembling an upper cabinet and door are coming in a few weeks.
If you’re installing base cabinets in your kitchen, you’re going to want drawers in them. The only reason to do shelves is that they are cheaper. But the efficiency and convenience of having drawers makes them well worth the extra cost, in my opinion. It is so nice in my new kitchen that I don’t have to get down on my hands and knees anymore searching for one thing I know is in that cabinet, somewhere back there. I just open the drawer and see everything in it. No bending or reaching.
IKEA does offer external and internal drawers. (The internal drawers go behind a cabinet door.) We installed both types of drawers in different cabinets in our kitchen. The video below shows assembling and installing an internal drawer. The process is almost exactly the same as installing an external one, but I have to add my warning:
Many of the pieces are similar but have slightly different directions. Just be aware that drawer I build in the video may be slightly different from the one you are working on. Most of the steps will be the same, but if there is something different, please follow the instructions that came with your cabinet. Also, your drawer comes with a separate set of instructions on where in the cabinet the drawers should be mounted, depending on your kitchen design. The video doesn’t show any of that, but you’ll need to know exactly where each drawer needs to be installed.
How to Assemble an IKEA Drawer video
If you’d like to read more posts about our kitchen remodel and using the IKEA system, take a look at the following post: