To make this project easier, you can have the ply panel pre-cut at your local Bunnings*.
For our cut list, we ripped the ply panel to get a 400mm width. Then this was cut in half into 2 x 1125mm x 400mm lengths for the top and bottom of the unit.
We also had two lengths of 400mm cut from the 200mm x 2250mm offcut for the unit ends.
*Not available at all Bunnings stores.
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.