Just put together a tall bathroom cabinet like this:
The cabinet is skinny and tall so when I touch it on the side it sways. It
rests on four adjustable metal legs. In reading the installation guide
there are two holes on the top where you can screw the cabinet to the wall
to stop the sway. Well my bathroom is an exterior bathroom with CBS
construction and tiled walls, so I am not going to drill two holes through
my tiles especially there is no furing strip behind it where I want to place
Any idea what I can do to stop the cabinet from swaying? Some sort of
angles or cross brace?
The trick is to secure the back to the sides of the cabinet. If the back
has some sort of floating back it will allow the sides to rack. if the
sides are rigidly affixed to the back it will not.
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
Well, you can't change the laws of physics, but you can fine-tune reality a
little sometimes. Do what another poster said about gluing/stapling/whatever
the back all the way around, so the thing acts more like a box than a house
of cards. Make sure the floor is level underneath, and it isn't rocking on a
tile hump or carpet tack strip. Adjust the legs so it leans back
ever-so-slightly, so it doesn't want to fall forward and stuff doesn't roll
off shelves. Put something real heavy in the bottom shelf, like a fake plant
in a gallon pot of BBs or pennies. And if you don't want to mess up the
wall, tie off the top with industrial velcro (if it is close enough), or a
couple of those big hooks with the magic adhesive that lets go when you pull
the tab, tied to a loop of clear monofiliment fish line run through the
mounting holes the manufacturer supplied in the cabinet.
A strip of double sided foam tape ought to stick the back to the tile
wall just fine. If it doesn't lie close enough to the wall, use two
strips of tape with a spacer in between.
You might also want to put a few pieces of the same tape on the bottom
edges to keep it in place on the floor if someone bumps into it. Double
sided foam tape can be released if you decide to move the cabinet by
sawing it with a bread knife.
On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 21:36:05 -0500, "orangetrader"
Epoxy a 1/2" thick ply strip (maybe 2" wide) to the tile. Allow a day
or two to cure, then screw the cabinet to the ply. A tall cabinet,
bookcase, clock, or tall-whatever should always be fastened at the top
to prevent tipping.
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