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.
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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Install Laundry Cabinetry

Step by Step Instructions

1 Find and mark the wall studs
2 Clamp cabinets in place
3 Screw the cabinet to the wall
  • Step 1. Find 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. 
  • Step 2. Clamp 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.

  • Step 3. Screw 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 two cabinets but short enough not stick out the other side. Reattach the door and basket.

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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 Test.
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