Falling Cabinets

Old 08-28-07, 02:21 PM
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I live in a mobile home (1997). There are some really beautiful cabinets installed, however the cabinets have begun to come away from the attached surfaces on the sides, and slanting down in the fronts. I want to fix it myself but I don't know how to go about it. Any and all help will be appreciated.
Old 08-29-07, 03:33 AM
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You need to determine the location of the wall studs. Obviously the manufacturer didn't bother. Under the cabinets, use a sonar type stud finder to locate the studs, transfer the location to the top hanging rail and screw the cabinets to the wall using at least a 2 1/2" cabinet screws.
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Often MH cabinets aren't as nice as they appear. The frames are usually light way and can come apart if over loaded. Are the sagging cabinets on an exterior wall or interior? The exterior walls almost always use 2x4 construction but often interior walls use smaller diemensions = less wood to screw the cabinets unto.

If the cleats have seperated from the wall the fix is as Larry said. If the cleat is secure but the cabinet is seperating from it, then you will need to rebuild/replace the cabinet.

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