Multistore 2100 - 2400mm Crisp White Pack 6 Built In Wardrobe Package
Flatpacks are a fast, budget-friendly way to get great storage, and they’re more flexible than you might think. A few clever tweaks can help you fit standard-size units into a non-standard space, making them narrower or shorter to suit. After resizing a wardrobe unit, install the supplied rail flanges into the existing holes, measure distance between and then cut the rail with a hacksaw to fit.
Measure the space and subtract the thickness of the vertical side pieces (gables) for the final cut width of all horizontal pieces. We reduced this standard 608mm unit to a width of 520mm. The gables are 17mm thick, so the final width of the horizontals is 486mm.
Use a combination square to transfer the cut line along all horizontal pieces, including the top, base, shelves, kickboard and any infills.
Clamp a straight edge (we used a length of pine) to trim with a circular saw, keeping the offcuts. Smooth away any breakout with 180-grit abrasive paper.
Use the offcuts as templates and mark the centres with a combination square. Use a 20mm Forstner bit to drill in stages, checking the depth to avoid going right through. Test that the cams fit flush and flat.
Join the factory edges of the top, base and shelf to the gable first. Before installing the screws in the remaining gable, use a 3.5mm bit to pre-drill through the existing holes and into the corresponding top and base pieces.
Position the assembled unit on the backing to mark the excess, then cut with a circular saw or handsaw. Flip the unit to be face-down to reposition the backing with the laminate side facing in, securing with adhesive and the supplied nails. Always reinforce flatpack joins with a bead of adhesive along the raw edges before securing.
Check the height required, then position the gables together to transfer the measurement, working up from the base and marking across the inside face with a builders square.
Position it on the backing piece to mark and cut to fit. Reposition the backing with the laminate side facing in, securing with adhesive and the supplied nails.
D.I.Y. tip:To move the position of a fixed shelf, simply remake the holes for the supplied fasteners in the gables and then install as normal.
Keep in mind:
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.