How to install a laundry cabinet

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How to install a laundry cabinet

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Project Overview

Make some extra storage space in your laundry and install a cabinet. We’ll show you how to measure and cut holes for the water and drain pipes. You’ll also see how to attach the cabinet to the wall. Continue to step-by-step instructions
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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 Measure the position of the water pipes
2 Cut the pipe holes in the laundry cabinet
3 Measure and cut a hole for the drain pipe
4 Attach the cabinet to the wall
  • Step 1. Measure the position of the water pipes

    Measure where the water pipes come into the back of the cabinet. Start by measuring up from the floor and then across from the wall. Then measure and mark where the electrical wires go through the back of the cabinet. Remember to make sure these wires are disconnected while you are working.
  • Step 2. Cut the pipe holes in the laundry cabinet

    Transfer the measurements from the wall to the cabinet, measuring up from the floor. Mark out the centre point for each pipe. Select a hole saw to fit each pipe, then cut out the holes at your marks. When you drill the hole for the electrical wires make sure the size is small enough for the power socket to cover it.
  • Step 3. Measure and cut a hole for the drain pipe

    Measure and mark where the drainage pipe will come up through the base of the cabinet. Mark out the centre point on the base. Now select a hole saw piece to fit and cut out with your drill.  
  • Step 4. Attach the cabinet to the wall

    Put your cabinet in position with the pipes coming through each of the holes. Use your stud finder to locate the studs in the wall, then drill some pilot holes through the backboard into the stud. Now you can screw the cabinet to the wall.
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