Connecting face frames to angled wall cabinet

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Connecting face frames to angled wall cabinet

I'm trying to figure out how to connect the face frame of a straight wall cabinet to an angled end cabinet. There's not much to fasten to on the angled cabinet. Any suggestions?

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I think normally I would want to glue and brad nail a matching 1x2 onto the back side of the 45 degree face frame before I tried to assemble those two cabinets. Once that's on there you would have enough wood to fasten them together through the other face frame.

With no filler you would be stuck trying to align them perfectly and pin nail the face frames together... then drop a couple 3/8" fillers down the space between the cabinets, joining the cabinets together with tee nuts and truss head bolts.
 
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I don't have room for fillers so I'll have to use the glue method and pin nail method. What do you recommend for pin nailing? I only have an 18 gauge brad nailer. Should I be concerned about splitting the frame at all ? Any other methods without nailing through the face ?
 
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A pin nailer is a 23 gauge nailer. I dont think I'd recommend using a brad nailer. Maybe you could just use the tee nuts and 3/8" gap fillers to get them aligned. Clamp them together then drill 6 oversized holes for the tee nuts to give you a little wiggle room.
 
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Would the filler go between the cabinets from top to bottom? Or just across the top/bottom from front to back? In other words if my cabinet I'd 36" high by 12" deep do I use a 36" filler of 12" filler ?
 
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Top to bottom, in line with your tee nuts so that when you tighten the tee nuts the compression won't crush the cabinet walls. You could use two 36" long strips or one piece of 3/8" plywood that is roughly 36x12.
 
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Ah, ok. Can you recommend which bolts/nuts to use ? Never used them before, do they have them at the box stores ?
 
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There are a variety of kinds.

Here is one style of tee nut. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...2301/204274194

They come in a variety of lengths, but I would stick with the 1/4x20 thread size.

I would use truss head 1/4x20x1" machine screws with them.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...5031/204791382
 
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Great, thanks for the help!!
 
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You suggested 1" long screws. Each cabinet is 1/2" plywood with 3/8" filler between for a total of 1 3/8". Do I need longer screws? Or does the tee nut protrude enough for it to work ?
 
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Get 1 1/2 if you want... Or get tee nuts with the longest neck possible.
 
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