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A small cabinet unit and a range of tools to complete this project

Overview

Learn how to install a laundry chute in your laundry to help you tidy up dirty washing and keep it out of sight. We'll show you how to find and mark the wall studs. You'll learn how to position and level your cabinet. Then we show you how to secure it in place.

Steps

1Find and mark the wall studs

Use a stud finder to find the timber studs in the wall. Mark the left and right edges of the stud and draw a plumb line down the centre. This is where you want to fix your cabinet. 
A small cabinet unit and a range of tools to complete this project

2Clamp cabinets in place

Remove the door and basket inside the linen chute cabinet. Put the cabinet roughly in place. Clamp it to the existing cabinet. Check the cabinet is level and plumb. You may need to adjust the feet to make it level.

A tall cabinet clamped to a smaller cabinet which is being checked by a person using a spirit level

3Screw the cabinet to the wall

Screw the laundry chute cabinet to the wall at the marks you made to indicate stud placements. Pre-drill a small hole through one cabinet into the other. Screw cabinets together using a screw that is just long enough to attach the 2 cabinets but short enough not stick out the other side. Re-attach the door and basket.

A person reaching into a cabinet to screw it to the wall using a cordless drill

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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.