|Forum topic by Maveric777||posted 01-21-2010 03:32 PM||1362 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-21-2010 03:32 PM
Looks as though I have put my cart before the horses yet again. I built two cabinets to hang in my shop above my main work bench (here is the link to my bench post Workbench). I have them built and close to being ready to hang when it dawned on me “I have never hung cabinets before…. Whats the best way?”
The back sheet of plywood is 1/2” (actually it is 3/8”) and was thinking about just lining up the studs and securing the cabinets directly through the plywood using 3” screws. Would this be strong enough to hold it up? As close to what I can remember the dimensions are 44”x30”x13” & 26”x30”x13”. The whole frame is made from pine and the shelves are 1/2” MDF.
My other option was to use french cleats. The problem there is I have already built the cabinets and this would give me a gap between the cabinet and wall.
This is just a shop storage cabinet that I plan on keeping screws, finish stuff, and small this & thats in it. Nothing extremely heavy will go in cabinet as far as my plans go. I want it to look decent but not overly concerned about perfection.
Thanks for any form of help or insight on this. If you need more info please let me know. I really need the help on this one.
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.