Want to check something out here! I had a "cabinet maker/finish carpenter"
install some kitchen cabinets. When I looked at the hanging ledgers I
noticed that he had drilled about 5-6 holes through the cabinet for every
connection point until he found the stud. When asked why he didn't use a
stud finder, he replied ... they don't work. Why he didn't nail pilot nails
in the wall so all I would have is nail holes to spackle I don't know?
Question is, with multiple holes drilled in a row spaced a quarter of an
inch which penetrate/break/ the venier of the strip, isn't the integrity of
the connection compromised and doesn't it present a possible failure in the
case of an earthquake?
Secondly, is it customary for a cabinet maker to drill multiple screws
through and into the interior of cabinets? Wouldn't it be customary to
measure the length of screw one needs so that it does not penetrate the
And lastly, this person fabricated some bath cabinets and mis-corred for the
stubouts and so to correct his, rather than replacing the back on the
cabinet, he chose to cut out some melamine patches the dimension of the
interior of the cabinet and affix them back. You can see the patch and it
reduces the working room of the stubouts by about 1/4-1/2" (not a big deal)
but not necessary. He had the cabinet completely out to work on it. Why
wouldn't he have not replaced the back completely?
Thanks in advance for your help. I am just wanting to do some reality
testing so that I know I am not mis-interpreting the way it should be done!