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DIY Step Image - How to install a bathroom cabinet . Blob storage upload.

Overview

Wall cabinets in a bathroom are a handy place for storage. We’ll teach you how to mount one on your wall properly. You'll also learn how to find a wall stud and a neat way to drill through tiles.

Steps

1Mark out the position of the bathroom cabinet on the wall

Start by taking the shelves and doors off the cabinet, then choose where you want to mount it on the wall. In our case, we've chosen a spot that lines up with the centre point of our vanity and the grout lines of our tiles. Once you've chosen your position, use a spirit level to mark the outline of the cabinet on the wall.
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2Mark out the position of the wall stud on the bathroom cabinet

To attach the cabinet firmly to the wall, you need to screw into the timber framework of the house. Use your stud finder to work out where your wall studs are within the outline of the cabinet. Then use a tape measure to mark up that position onto the back panel of your cabinet.
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3Install the bathroom cabinet on the wall

Pre-drill two pilot holes in the cabinet in line with your stud mark ups. Then get someone to hold the cabinet in position while you drive your screws through the pilot holes into the stud. If you are mounting on a tile wall, you'll need to drill through the tiles first. Get someone to hold the cabinet while you lightly mark your holes on the wall with a hammer drill. Then take the cabinet away and drill through the tiles. Finish by screwing the cabinet into the wall stud and installing the shelves and doors.
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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.