Hanging cabinets


Old 06-24-01, 01:28 PM
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I recently purchase a wall cabinet for my bathroom to hang above the toilet. Since there are no wall studs in the wall directly behind the toilet, what can I use, if anything, to hang this cabinet? It is pretty heavy...
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Old 06-24-01, 03:20 PM
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What do you mean by "no wall studs"?
There should be studs on 16" centers in the wall.
What type of cabinet is it? (If it is a medicine cabinet, it should fit perfectly between studs.) How wide?
You should be able to locate the studs with a stud finder (magnet), drill pilot holes through the top and bottom frame of the cabinet (to match where the studs are located), and screw the cabinet to the wall.
Use a level to mark where the base of the cabinet will be located, so that it is hung level. You might even screw a temporary board on the wall at that level to sit the cabinet on while you screw it in place.
Good Luck!


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