The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #6: Adding Upper Storage Cabinets or Walls

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Blog entry by cmckerliesr posted 01-03-2010 10:18 PM 1052 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After my last blog entry, I had a lot of good input on what to do to possibly add some sort of wall covering and to be able to hang upper cabinets. I had made a few comments later on saying what I may try.

What is going on now, is first of course I can not hold anything to the inside of the can, while I drive a screw from the out side. So, I have not got this done yet.

So I will just tell you what will happen, once I get my son or someone to come help me out. I am going to split a couple of 2×4s in half at a 45 degree angle. One half will be secured to the wall using some new 1 inch long specialty self tapping screws and the other half of course will be secured to the back of the upper cabinets to be used.

I will note the exact screws when I go back out and find out what they are. All I know is that they are a new self tapping screw intended to secure metal roofing to wood and are supposed to form a water tight seal.

I am not going to use any construction adhesive, because this is only temporary till I am able to get some plywood or some thing else to attach to the wall and add some insulation behind that. But I do plan on using the split 2×4s to hang the upper cabinets regardless. Only because it is scrap that I have around. I know there is a name for this sort of mounting, but for the life of me I can not remember it right now.

I want to also thank everyone who left me their comments and ideas that last time around. I know I keep promising but soon I will post some pics. Usually what happens is that I get so wrapped up in the project I forget to photograph anything.

Just a note:I finally looked it up and yes the method I am going to use to hang the upper cabinets on the wall is called a French Cleat. Thanks DEZ. For the life of me when I was first writing this blog entry I just could not remember that. If all goes well, I will add pictures and an update by Sunday 1/10/10.

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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#1 posted 01-03-2010 10:24 PM

Sounds like a plan!! Keep us up-to-date on the progress!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 04:37 AM

Sounds like you are making progress even though it might not be a lot of progress.
Most people I know would call it a “French Cleat”
Good luck, keep up the efforts. They will pay off eventually, and of course scattered about incrementally!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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