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Using a stud finder to find and mark the wall studs.

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.

Steps

1Find 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. 

Using a stud finder to find and mark the wall studs.

2Position 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.  

A Bunnings team member screwing the cabinet into place.

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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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.