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|Subject: Re: more carpentry advice :-)||Date: 12/11/2012 1:08 PM|
|Author: foo1bar||Number: 123331 of 126428|
I was thinking something like these:
Are you planning to use it to anchor an engine puller? :)
I think that's overkill for holding cupboards in place.
I'd go with either tapcon screws - or simple plastic anchors, ex.
A simple plastic anchor will probably give you >30 pounds of holding force. So if you put just one in each corner, it'd take >120 pounds of force to move the cabinet away from the wall. (I think well over 120lb - but I don't have anything handy to say how much more than 30 pounds you can expect from a plastic anchor)
I'm sure it's not as much as the 875 pounds on the ones you linked. But still way more than adequate I think. (At least I'm thinking this is something that's mostly vertical load supported directly by the wood that composes it - if the anchors weren't there, there'd be no tipping force acting on it - at least not until a kid/grandkid decided to climb up the shelves. ;) And a few plastic anchors or tapcons would be sufficient for that sort of thing I think.
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