Help hanging small cupboard

rrs626June 17, 2010

I have a small 15"w x 22"h x 7"d cupboard I would like to hang. I had it hung in our previous home with molly bolts but it was a bear to hang. Is there an easier way??? What about those interlocking metal strips -- I don't know what they are called. Can anyone help me out on this?

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bobismyuncle

Being 15" wide, it's probable that it will sit over a stud (16" on center). Screw through the back into the stud in several places.

The metal strips sound like a manufactured version of a French cleat. You are only going to hit at most one stud, so you will need some other sort of arrangement such as a molly for the one(s) that miss studs.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 9:29PM
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HandyMac

I've hung cabinets similar to that by centering the cabinet on a stud and using screws in the top and bottom mounting strips of the cabinet.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 11:43PM
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rrs626

The location where I'm hoping to hang the cupboard is a small area and I might not find a stud there. I guess I'll just use the toggle bolts again. Last time I had such a time hanging it because I had to prop the cupboard up with on a ladder to keep it in place while working. Any tips on how to do that?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2010 at 10:29AM
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