Mounting cabinets on cinder block walls????

My son is doing an eagle scout projects that requires mounting cabinets on a cinder block wall. What is the best way to get this accomplished? Do we need to mount a board to the wall first or can we simply use masonary screws and mount the cabinets directly to the wall? Any ideas are appreciated.
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bme2med wrote:

It all comes down to weight you want to put in cabinets.
I do everything bomb proof.
The cabs will pull out "masonary screws," but a board will make the cabinets sit out from the wall.
there are collars (the proper name escapes me) made of soft metal that you can inset into the cinderblocks (after drilling 1/2" holes, and then you screw lag bolts into them, and they expand--they will hold anything. Just make sure you use some washers.
I neat trick for securing stuff to concrete when you don't have anchors or special screws---drill a 3/8" hole through the cabinet and into the block about 2". Then put the tips of 2 cut nails (the thick blunt-tipped nail) into the hole. bang those in a couple shots, then add a third cut nail, and hammer them all in. They will hold it.
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Are you talking concrete blocks or real cinder blocks. Many people call concrete blocks as cinder blocks when they are not. Real cinder blocks are relatively soft and may not hold much weight. Concrete blocks will hold most anything.

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There is a method of hanging cabinets that uses what is called a french cleat. I would fasten the french cleat the wall with either Tapcons or "Naiins" ( http://www.powers.com/product_02843.html )/ I prefer the nailins.
Google for french cleat, but there is a fair explanation at http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/To_cleat_or_not_to_cleat.html
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A lot of it has to do with the way the cabinets are built. Really well made cabinets could be toggle bolted directly to the wall. Several years ago I helped install some in the basement of a church. We toggle bolted a piece of 5/4 lumber horizontally acros the wall. The back of the cabinets sits on this and the cabinets were toggle bolted to the wall.
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