How to install a slimline cabinet

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How to install a slimline cabinet

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Making extra storage space by installing a slimline cabinet in your laundry is really easy. We show you how to position the cabinet and attach it to the wall. 
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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Assemble and Install a Slimline Cabinet
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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 Mark the position of the studs and base of the cabinet
2 Position the cabinet and screw it to the wall
  • Step 1. Mark the position of the studs and base of the cabinet

    If the stud positions aren’t already clearly marked, use a stud finder to mark their position. Decide how high you want the cabinet on the wall. Then use your spirit level to mark a line across where the base of the cabinet will sit.

  • Step 2. Position the cabinet and screw it to the wall

    Line the stands up with your line on the wall and position the cabinet on top.  Mark the stud positions inside the cabinet. Then pre-drill through the cabinet into the stud. Secure the cabinet in place with screws. 

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Cordless drills
  • Drill bits
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Stud finder
  • Tape measure

Materials

  • Screws
  • Slimline cabinet
  • Stands
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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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