I just mounted 5 wall cabinets. The cabinets are from
Home Depot (cheap), and there are only 2 particleboard
slices on the back that are used to mount to studs.
So for 36"Width cabinets, I can only have 4 screws to the studs
(16"OC), and 2 screws for the 18" cabinet.
Is that enough? I am going to connect the adjoinging cabinets by
On 1/25/2005 3:58 PM US(ET), Usenet Poster took fingers to keys, and
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You can double up those screws so you have 8 in the 36" cabinet and 4 in
the 18" cabinet if you want. I put two screws through the mounting panel
into the same stud, one over the other on the top panel. I don't put any
in the bottom panel. I use some matching paint to hide the screw heads.
What I then do is to take off the hinges on the side of the cabinet that
butts up to an adjacent cabinet. Drill a countersunk hole between the
two screw holes for the hinge and use a 1-1/4" screw to join the two
cabinets. When you reinstall the hinges, the screw heads are hidden
under the hinge.
On 1/25/2005 7:44 PM US(ET), Punch took fingers to keys, and typed the
The back of the cabinet is just a 1/8" composite material with a printed
wood grain that slides into grooves in the 3/4" braces across the top
and bottom and then nailed to the braces and cabinet framing. The
printed panel sits about 1/2" from the wall, so it cannot be nailed to
You're referring to the "Mill's Pride" line? We put up a bunch of those
in our old house without any additional screws (i.e., we just used a
screw through each "rail" at each stud, plus a couple of screws through
each side -- hidden under the hinges -- into the adjacent cabinet), and
they still seemed fine when we left more than two years later.
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