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Forum topic by CudaDude posted 08-02-2014 04:35 PM 761 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2014 04:35 PM

This isn’t so much of a woodworking question, but I’ve seen several on here that do built-ins so I thought I might get some answers. I’m doing some thinking about a future project and I got to wondering about how the front of a built-in is secured to the floor to prevent side to side movement. If you have no adjacent walls to attach the ends to, and the back is secured to the wall. Do you rely on the weight of the built in itself to prevent side to side movement along the front, or do you attach a frame to the slab to secure the front of the built in? I’m thinking frame on slab, but wanted to see what the pros would do. Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 04:54 PM

I know of no need to secure a built-in to a slab. Gravity should be enough to keep it in place. The only time I can see where a built-in is secured to a slab would be for a stand-a-lone such as an island in a kitchen. This is easy to attain with cleats attached to the slab with an epoxy or a concrete fastener.

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