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Old 12-16-2015, 06:08 AM   #1
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Attaching to walls, screws, hangers, etc

I want to put a cabinet in my toy-hauler garage.
it will be from floor to how ever high I make it, so support for weight will be the sides. But How do i secure it to the wall so it wont shift, fall, move?
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How are the walls built? Woods or aluminium?
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:35 AM   #3
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I think wood.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:49 AM   #4
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Make it self supporting but light weight

Strong sides and shelves support weight then the one most important part is the back.
Get a sheet of good paneling or other 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick sheet material that is good quality wood or other material.

Cut dado in back of sides so back sits inside and flush then glue and screw into place on both sides, top and one bottom shelf and if shelves are fixed in place then all shelves

That adds only a couple pounds of weight but limits to zero movement of the parts.

All joints glued with titebond and properly cut.

Build into the unit a mounting flange which is just a board along the back of the top shelf and bottom.


If made from wood....

Simply place then anchor to wall studs.
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Well, you need to be sure. Wood you can screw into, aluminum will require an expanding wall anchor , which will be more difficult if you have solid vs fibreglass insulation.

Either way you'll need an appropriate stud finder.

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Since it's sitting on the floor, all the attachments need to do is keep it in place. My RV furniture was all built that way at the factory and are held in place by 3/4" screws through metal angle braces if not screwed directly through the wood frame to the walls/floor. There is only one screw about every foot or so, fewer than I would have personally used, but it's apparently more than adequate.
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Method of fastening depends on center of gravity.

If there is weight high then strong anchor near top or remove to floor when moving.

Depending on suspension road bumps and cornering combined with a pothole can create a good amount of force.
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Hollow-wall anchors; but, you must install them with a shortened screw or you may punch a hole through the exterior wall.
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When installing something like what you want to do, I like to use two sided tape on the back. Use it liberally. It will be enough by itself to hold the cabinet in place, but adding screws will keep it from pulling loose. Spread out your screw pattern from top to bottom and you'll be fine.
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