Project 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.
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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Install Laundry Cabinetry
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Locate wall studs with a drill

If you’re not confident about the position of the wall studs you can use a small drill bit and drill a small hole to see if you can locate the timber behind. Because your cabinets or splash back will cover this whole area up you won’t see these holes when your cabinetry is in place.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Find and mark the wall studs
2 Position your cabinet and fix it to the wall
  • Step 1. Find 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. 

  • Step 2. Position 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.  

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Cordless drill
  • Drill bits
  • Hammer
  • Measuring tape
  • Screwdriver
  • Spirit Level
  • Step or ladder
  • Stud finder

Materials

  • Broom cupboard
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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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