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Overview

Wall cabinets are a great way to add storage to your kitchen and make the most of the space. We'll show you how easy it is to assemble a flat pack wall cabinet using a cordless drill and a Phillips head screwdriver bit.

Tools and materials

Steps

1Attach the sides of the wall cabinet to the back panel

Put the base panel together with one of the sides, so the pre-drilled holes line up. Then twist the screws in place by hand first. This will steady the screw and make it easier to drive in. Now fit the screwdriver head to your drill and drive the screws into place. Repeat the process on the second side panel.
Person drilling panel of cabinet together

2Attach the base and top panels to the wall cabinet

Put the base panel in place and line it up with the pre-drilled holes. Once again, twist the screws into the holes by hand before driving them all the way in with your drill. Then turn the cabinet over and repeat this process to install the top panel.
Person attaching  base and top panels of cabinet using a drill

3Install the shelf in the wall cabinet

Push the four shelf support brackets into the pre-drilled holes inside the cabinet. Then slide the shelf into place so it sits on the brackets. You can set the shelf to any height you like. Once your shelves are in place, the cabinet is ready to install.
Person adding shelving into wall cabinet

4Ready to install your wall cabinets?

Check out our video on how to install kitchen wall cabinets.

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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.