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Using a clamp and drill to secure the cabinets in the linen closet

Overview

Learn how easy it is to assemble a shelving and drawer system for your linen closet. We show you how to assemble a corner unit. Then how to assemble a unit with drawers and shelves. We also show you how to fix them in place inside your linen closet.

Steps

1Install the kickboards

To attach the front kickboards, tap the locking cams into the holes of the first kickboard. Insert the locking pins into the holes in the shelf. Insert the first kickboard into the locking cams. Turn the cam to lock it into place. Repeat this process for the second kickboard, making sure not to leave a gap between boards.
Using a drill to install the kickboards.

2Attach side walls and back panel

Screw the walls and back panel to the base. Make sure the solid white face is at the front. Then place the shelves inside at the base of the cabinet to make it easier to position them later.

Attaching the side walls.

3Secure the top shelf

To hold the top panel in place, insert a couple of screws through the top of each wall. Then use these to attach the top shelf and hold it in place. This will keeps your hands free to screw the panel in. 
Inserting screws in the top of the wall.

4Position the shelves

Take the shelves from the bottom of your cabinet and position them at the correct height. Use the shelf pins provided in your kit for support underneath each shelf by inserting them in the wall holes. 

Positioning the shelves

5Assemble and attach the top cabinet

The top cabinet is exactly the same as the base. To assemble it, simply follow steps 1 to 5. Now insert the dowels provided into the holes on top of the base cabinet. Give them a gentle tap with a hammer until they are firmly slotted into place. Then place the top cabinet onto the dowel and lock the cabinet into place. Make sure you get someone to help you lift and position the cabinet.

A Bunnings team member placing the top cabinet onto the bottom cabinet.

6Assemble the base organiser unit

Start with one side panel and the base. Make sure that the holes for the shelf supports are on the inside. Now screw on the second side. Screw the kickboard onto the front base. Then screw the top panel on. Flip the cabinet over onto its front and nail the back panel onto the framework. The white side should be facing down.

Assembling the base organiser unit.

7Attach the top organiser unit

The top organiser unit is the same as the bottom unit except that it doesn't have a base shelf. To assemble this unit, simply follow Step 7. When you're finished, insert your dowel into the top of the base cabinet and place the top unit onto the dowel. Then place the completed unit into position against the wall.

Placing the top unit onto the bottom unit.

8Assemble the drawers

Drawers for the organiser unit come pre-cut. Insert the base with the white side facing in. Then fold the front panel over the edge of the base and tap the edges into the dowels on the other side. Then attach the handle to the two holes on the front of the drawer with the bolts provided. Repeat this process for all drawers. 

A Bunnings team member assembling a drawer.

9Attach the drawer runners

Attach the runners into the slots on the side of the drawer. Tap them into place but be careful that you have the left and right runners on the correct sides. Now screw the drawer runners inside the cabinet. Slide the drawer into place. When attaching your other drawer runners, factor in the height of your drawers.

Screwing the drawer runners inside the cabinet.

10Position cabinets in your linen closet

Place cabinets into the linen closet space. Clamp them together. Pre drill holes between them and screw them together to secure them in place.
Using a clamp and drill to secure the cabinets in the linen closet

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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.