As part of my kitchen remodeling job, my frig will be relocated into a
renovated shallow pantry which has been expanded to ~40" deep. Its
now almost like a closet. I have ordered a 24" cab to go on top and
be flush with the frig front. The width of this new space is just
enough (with abit of wiggle room) for the frig to fit. There will NOT
be any side panels.
Since the cab is only 24" deep, I now have about 16" of dead space
above the frig and behind the cab. It occurred to me that I have
nothing to hang the cab to! In this situation, do builders normally
construct a small soffit behind the cab to provide hanging studs?
Will a soffit be strong enough to hold it? Instead, can I attach the
cab to the side walls (building "in" to take up any slack space)? Can
you hang a cab from its sides??
I was just inside a friend's new McMansion a week or so ago and they
had a deep cabinet above the fridge, so they are available. If you
don't want to do that you'll have to come up with some way of mounting
it; framing behind it wouldn't be a horrible plan.
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