Depth of recessed medicine cabinet

Ellen_2468March 21, 2012

We want to put a recessed medicine cabinet in a non-load bearing wall in a new house. Many of them that say they are recessed cabinets also say that they are 5" deep. Does that mean that they are set up to work in 4" walls or do we need to find one that is 3 1/2" deep (not easy!)?

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rufinorox

I would think it needs to be 5" deep unless you are going with a smaller depth. Most of the recessed we looked at we're 5" and the opening was a little deeper than 5".

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 4:43PM
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hosenemesis

They jut out a bit so the mirror can swing open.
The wall is about 4" thick, depending on your drywall.
Renee

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 11:54PM
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