by michael timberlake
I'm no DIY expert, but I usually manage to bumble through, but this has me stumped.
I have a quite heavy (10-15kg) old pine cupboard that needs to be attached to a wall. The problem is that I don't want to attach it using the back panels, as I don't trust them to bear the weight, especially when the cupboard gets loaded with plates, etc. I can imagine that the entire back might separate from the rest of the unit as it's only attached with nails at the top and bottom.
So, my idea is to support it from underneath, but the back panels protrude below the base of the cupboard, which means I either have to cut off this protrusion or find another way.
I have some metal right angle brackets, similar to this but longer:
My idea was to attach these upside-down under the bottom of the cupboard, so the cupboard sits on them. Directly underneath where the cupboard will hang there are tiles, which is why I would use these upside-down.
Obviously, I would also attach the top of the cupboard to the wall, but these brackets would bear all the weight
I could not upload my images with the post, so links to them are below.
The back of the unit. The bottom is on the left
The extent to which the back panels extend beyond the bottom of the unit. Should I just cut these extra few inches off?
The back panels from the bottom edge:
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!