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Can microwave shelf go right next to fridge?

Posted by Skyangel23 (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 14, 14 at 13:12

We are designing our own kitchen cabinet layout with Merillat cabinets as specified by the builder. I want to put the microwave shelf next to the fridge panel,like the picture below. I have the Merillat specification book, and it says that all of their microwave cabinets must have extra support by being between two cabinets or a cabinet and a wall.

If we do a fridge panel, would that count as providing the support necessary? I suppose they put some extra screws in either side to support the weight.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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RE: Can microwave shelf go right next to fridge?

You'll be fine. The fridge panel is the functional equivalent of a wall as long as it isn't made of cardboard.Just don't put the microwave electrical outlet and the fridge outlet on the same circuit.

For questions like these, you also can try the kitchens forum where the design mavens hang out.

This post was edited by JWVideo on Fri, Feb 14, 14 at 23:22

RE: Can microwave shelf go right next to fridge?

It also has to have a cabinet or wall to the left, as in the pic shown. One side can't hang in the breeze.

RE: Can microwave shelf go right next to fridge?

Great. Thank you, Hollysprings and JWvideo. I appreciate it.

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