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Using a stud finder to find and mark the wall studs.

Overview

This video will show you how to install a broom cupboard in your kitchen or laundry area. You'll learn to find and mark the timber studs in your walls. Then we show you how to position and level your cabinet. Finally, you'll see how to attach it to the wall.

Steps

1Find and mark the wall studs

First you need to find where the timber studs are in the wall. Use a stud finder and mark the left and right side of the stud. Run a plumb line down the centre. Remember you won't be able to see these lines once the cabinet is in place. Make sure you measure out from the corner and note the distance to the centre of the stud. 

Using a stud finder to find and mark the wall studs.

2Position your cabinet and fix it to the wall

Move your cabinet into place. Use your spirit level and adjust the feet until it is level and plumb. Transfer the stud measurements to the front of the cabinet. Mark a line up the back of the cabinet in line with the stud position. Pre-drill through the back rails at the top and bottom of the cabinet. Screw the cabinet into place. Then position the shelves inside the cabinet and adjust the door.  

A Bunnings team member screwing the cabinet into place.

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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.