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Kitchen cabinets 3 inches wider than wall space. How can I hang them?

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Kitchen cabinets 3 inches wider than wall space. How can I hang them?

Hi All,



New to this forum and need help. I have 3 framed kitchen cabinets that I salvaged from my kitchen reno and now want to hang them in my laundry room.



The cabinets all together are 3 inches wider then the wall. Wall is 78 inches wide and cabinets total width is 81 inches.

Any idea how to make it fit?



I was thinking of cutting out the sheetrock on each side when hanging cabinets up but not sure if that will give me the 3 inches needed. Should I cut into the wall 2x4's also?



Any help and suggestions are appreciated.
 
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10-23-20, 10:47 AM
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Cutting out the drywall would only gain you 1" It would be better to just hang 2 cabinets and install shelving between them.
 
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Cutting out the drywall would only gain you 1" It would be better to just hang 2 cabinets and install shelving between them.
 
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You would have to confirm, but burying them 1 1/2" into the wall will likely interfere with their function plus not going to look so great.

Dont even think about cutting them up that is a major task and you would need a really good/large table saw to even think about doing that!
 
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I agree with Marksr. Use two cabinets and shelving.
If you have three 27 inch cabinets, another option is to replace the center cabinet with a 24 inch wide unit.
 
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I agree that 2 cabinets make the most sense and is the easiest solution, but a cabinet is nothing more than a box with a face frame and a door. Depending on your cabinets, your available tools and your skills, cutting 3" can be no big deal. Can you post some pictures?
 
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cutting 3" can be no big deal
You have apparently never attempted cutting up a cabinet, they are all morticed and glued together, the only way it can be done is with a very large table saw.
 
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I have to disagree? When I built my wood shop I was given some kitchen cabinets for tool storage which I refurbished and cut to fit. I did it with a circular saw which is a lot easier than cutting a box with a table saw. I rabbeted the box edge with a router but it doesn't have to be done that way. A simple butt joint will work fine for a laundry cabinet. The face frame was cut and reassembled with pocket screws. As I said a lot depends on the cabinet design. A raised panel door is obviously more problematic than a flat or shaker door.

More recently the guys that hung my new kitchen cabinets cut down an over the fridge cabinet that was too wide. It took about 15 minutes with a circular saw. They did replace the door.
 
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If I had the tools and knowledge I would have taken a shot but I will have to settle for two cabinets and shelves in between.
 
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I think that will look good along with being whole lot easier than rebuilding a cabinet and cheaper than buying a smaller one for the middle [if you can find a match].
 
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