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Depth of recessed medicine cabinet

Posted by Ellen_2468 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 21, 12 at 13:28

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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RE: Depth of recessed medicine cabinet

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".

RE: Depth of recessed medicine cabinet

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

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