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Forum topic by Kevin Tunis posted 10-17-2013 05:04 PM 702 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kevin Tunis

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10-17-2013 05:04 PM

I need a little advise on hanging wall cabinets. My cabinets are 24 inches wide, 44 3/4 inches height and 14 1/2 inches depth. The walls have already been finished. These cabinets are to be installed at 8 foot outside measure with a 4 foot space showing of the wall treatment. My problem is the studs do not line up where I can just mount the bookcase to. My other issue is that there was no 2×4 crosspiece put in from the framing contractor. So what are my best option’s? My concern is the is the weight of the cabinet itself and what it is going to weigh when it has books in it.

-- Kevin Tunis


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Gonecrazy

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#1 posted 10-17-2013 05:09 PM

french cleats ….

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Richard

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 05:14 PM

He may be Gonecrazy , but he is right. The French cleats can be attached to to the studs and the cabinets hung on on them and should hold the weight. You could also add some anchor bolts at the bottom edge to hold them tight to the wall.

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#3 posted 10-17-2013 05:16 PM

Are there backs on the “cabinets” ?... cleats?
Are you saying there are shelves between the wall cabinets 4’ long?

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GFYS

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#4 posted 10-17-2013 05:18 PM

French cleats aren’t going to be much help for a single cabinet 24” wide.
a wall cabinet needs to be made to be used with a french cleat

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#5 posted 10-21-2013 08:57 PM

I thought I would include a drawing of the cabinet where the 2×4’s are at. The cabinet on the right should not be a problem as it has 2 – 2×4’s to attache to.

-- Kevin Tunis

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 10:16 PM

This is what it is supposed to be when they are hanging on the wall with trim. I have thought that I might just join both cabinets together using a 3 1/2” x 8’ as a cleat so I have more places to screw to.

-- Kevin Tunis

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#7 posted 10-21-2013 10:23 PM

If there are backs on the cabinets you could cut out some drywall and add “nailers” to the studs.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 11:35 PM

unreal answers aside from french cleats, which will work with “EZ Anchors” as they dont require a stud to be structural secure if they are going into drywall

but why complicate it. Why not secure a cleat into the back upper part and then use easy anchors ?

not sure why people always want to re invent the wheel

KISS

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 10-22-2013 03:25 AM

Thought about cutting a space out of the drywall and adding nailers to the stud but this wall is already finished with a custom wall treatment. The back of the cabinets are open to show off the wall. Not knowing how many books are going to be put on these cabinets the weight concerns me to just add EZ Anchors.

-- Kevin Tunis

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