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Subject:  Re: more carpentry advice :-) Date:  12/13/2012  9:47 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  123338 of 137290

You've given me some ideas. I could install the furring strips, as planned. Make sure they are 3" strips (of which about 3/4" would be covered by the plywood bulkhead, leaving about an inch (and an 1/8th) on either side. Then build the frame for the cabinets using mitered braces in the corners of each cavity (a good idea anyway). Those would be vertical so you'd see the angle piece parallel to the wall at the back of each opening. Then drive a screw through that into the furring strips to mount the unit. That would give me at least a dozen mounting points.

And I could still do a flange at the top of the unit (probably 2 or 3, really) that secures to the wall outside the system. Sort of anti-tipping ties, except they really are additional mounts.

That ought to be strong enough, I would think. Yes?

I appreciate all the input so far. It's been very helpful.

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