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Person drilling plastic feet to bottom of linen chute cupboard.

Overview

Clean up your laundry and all of your linen. In this video we show you how to install a simple linen chute cupboard.

Steps

1Make up your cabinet door

Screw the pins into the pre-drilled holes on the side panels. Before you attach the bottom piece and the rails to the side panel, you must first insert camlocks into them. You'll first fix the bottom panel to the side. Insert the pins into the camlock, making sure the panel's white edges are facing the same side and camlocks are facing down. Tighten the locks with your screwdriver to secure. Then repeat the same process for all of the rails. For the rails, ensure the camlocks are facing outside so you won't see them when you open up the cabinet door. Then prepare and attach the other side panel to finish off the cabinet.

Person screwing pins into linen chute cupboard side panel.

2Attach the feet to the cabinet

Flip the cabinet upside down and attach the feet to the bottom panel using the pre-drilled holes. Make sure the angled part of the foot is facing the outside. Fit the adjustable feet into the housing unit. Then using a setsquare, measure and set the feet to 145mm, which is the perfect height for the kickboard.
Person drilling plastic feet to bottom of linen chute cupboard.

3Attach the back to the cabinet

Using the supplied nails from the cupboard kit, nail the back onto the cabinet. Make sure the white side is facing inside so you will only see white when you open the cupboard door.

Person attaching back piece to linen chute cupboard.

4Screw the basket frame and hinges onto the door

The door is already pre-drilled with holes. Line the metal frame up with the holes and attach with screws. To attach the hinges to the door, unclip the plate on the back of the hinge by pressing the button at the end. Then fit and screw the hinge to the door using the pre-drilled holes.
Person drilling basket frame into linen chute cupboard side panel.

5Attach the door to the cabinet

Screw in the hinge plates to the base of the cabinet using the pre-drilled holes. Then attach the door by joining the hinges together. You can now adjust the door at the hinges if the door isn't sitting flush. Next you'll need to put the door guide on. Again using existing holes in the cabinet, screw on the guide. Then holding the door up into the closed position, attach the guide to the door.
Person drilling door guide piece to linen cupboard panel.

6Attach the handle

Mark out where your handle will go and put down masking tape on both sides of the door to prevent chipping. Then mark out exactly on the tape where your handle will go. Pre-drill holes on your marks and then attach and fasten the handles.
Person using tape and pencil to mark up linen chute cupboard.

7Install the linen bag inside the cabinet

The last step is to feed the wire hangers through the bag so you can sit it into the frame inside the cupboard. Use the Velcro straps to fasten the bag inside the frame.
Person holding linen bag that will be put into chute cupboard they just made.

8Ready to install your laundry chute?

Check out our video on how to install a laundry chute.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.