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|Subject: Re: more carpentry advice :-)||Date: 12/11/2012 6:18 PM|
|Author: foo1bar||Number: 123335 of 133695|
Mount frame to CMU wall with Tapcons every 8" or so.
Seems a bit excessive to me... You own stock in a carbide bit manufacturer? :)
Every 8", would be 12 of them on each side for a 8' high cabinet, plus 3 across the top for a 3' wide cabinet. That's 27 holes/screws for one cabinet. I think just 6 (3 each side) would be sufficient for the intended usage. (maybe 2x that if you use brackets because you'll probably want two screws in each bracket)
Use the complete rectangle frame for upper cabinets if any are planned.
Hmm - maybe here's the difference in vision.
I'm visualizing a 8' tall cabinet, sitting on the floor - walls of the cabinet start at the floor and go to the top - all weight on the top shelf goes straight down through the walls to the floor.
NOT like typical kitchen cabinets, where there are upper cabinets only supported by the wall. In which case, I would agree you want more fasteners to make sure that cabinet is very securely fastened to the wall.
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