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Overview

Learn how to assemble a shelf and drawer unit for a wardrobe. Just follow our step-by-step guide.

Steps

1Attach the top shelf to the first side panel

First up, you should assemble the larger unit. Screw the top shelf onto the side panel, making sure the shelf support holes are facing inwards and that you have the white laminated edges facing the front. 

Person drilling pieces of wardrobe insert unit together.

2Attach the other shelves and second side in place

Screw the rest of the shelves into place, and also attach the kick board using the pre-drilled holes at the base. 

Person drilling side piece of wardrobe insert unit in place.

3Attach the second side panel

Position the second side panel with the shelf support holes facing inwards and attach it to the shelves, using the screws provided. 
Person attaching side panel of wardrobe insert unit piece.

4Attach the back

Make sure the back panel sits flush at the top and is parallel at the sides. Check that the white side is facing into the unit. Tap the supplied nails in around the edges. 

Person hammering nail to secure back and side panels of wardrobe insert unit together.

5Insert the shelf supports

Insert the shelf supports into the holes where you want the shelves to sit.
Person putting shelf supports in place.

6Slide in the shelves

Once you have all your shelf supports in place, slide in all of your shelves.
Person sliding wardrobe shelf in place.

7Assemble the larger drawers

Fold out the drawers and slide the bottom panel into the slots in the draws. Make sure the white side is on the inside of the drawer. Swing the front panel around and insert the dowels into the predrilled holes.  You can use glue in the edges and dowels for extra support. 

Person sliding bottom panel of wardrobe drawer in place.

8Attach the drawer handle

Slide the handle into the slot at the front of the drawer. Then screw it in from the inside of the drawer, through the pre-drilled holes.

Person putting draw runners in place.

9Attach the runners to the drawer

Place the drawer runners over the pre-drilled holes on the bottom of the drawer. Then use your hammer to tap them into position.

Person attaching drawer runner to wardrobe drawer.

10Attach the runners to the inside of the unit

Now install the drawer runners for the inside of the unit. Place them over the pre-drilled holes at the bottom and screw them in either side.

Person attaching drawer runner to side panel of wardrobe.

11Slide in the drawer

Take your drawer, line up the drawer's runners with the unit, and slide in your drawer. Then assemble the rest of your drawers (See steps 7-9) and slide them into the unit. 

Person sliding drawer into the rest of the wardrobe unit.

12Assemble the smaller unit

Now it's time to put the smaller unit together, which is exactly the same process for the larger unit (See steps 1-6).

Person drilling to panels together for wardrobe insert unit.

13Assemble and insert the drawers into the smaller unit

Finally, assemble the smaller drawers (See steps 7-9) and insert them into the smaller unit. 

Two wardrobe insert units.

14Ready to install your wardrobe?

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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.