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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:17 am 
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I'm about to hang some kitchen wall cupbds onto a masonry wall. I've got the right brackets for the top RH and LH corners of the cupbd and also some wall mounting plates to hang them on. The cupbds will carry a lot of weight and I was wondering if I need to also put in place supporting battens (2" x 1"?) underneath that the cupbds can rest on just in case the weight they'll be carrying will be too much for just the top brackets. Any advice would be welcome.


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It's up to you if you want the extra support. I wanted more than just the brackets on my cupboards so I added battens but I didn't want to see then so I put them in the cavity between the backer board and the wall.



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:13 am 
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When you say "backer board", if you mean the back of the cupbd, that option isn't available to me because the back of my cupbds are completely flush at the top and bottom.


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You can beef up the fixings with a wall mounting rail see https://www.locksonline.com/Cabinet-Han ... -6492.html As these rails have a number of wall screws through them they take a lot more weight which is spread along the rail. Shop around as lots of people sell them.

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dewaltdisney wrote:
You can beef up the fixings with a wall mounting rail see https://www.locksonline.com/Cabinet-Han ... -6492.html As these rails have a number of wall screws through them they take a lot more weight which is spread along the rail. Shop around as lots of people sell them.

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Thanks, DWD, I'll look into that. Perhaps I should have said in original post. In one cupbd I'll be storing some DIY tools, boxes of screws etc (small house and no shed!)


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You may want to look at the use you make of each kitchen cabinet you have. Is it possible to use a base cabinet for the heavy stuff and move some lighter stuff into the wall mounted cabinets? Obvious I know but it is surprising how many folk never change the use of their cabinets fro the day they move in.

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dewaltdisney wrote:
You may want to look at the use you make of each kitchen cabinet you have. Is it possible to use a base cabinet for the heavy stuff and move some lighter stuff into the wall mounted cabinets? Obvious I know but it is surprising how many folk never change the use of their cabinets fro the day they move in.

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Thanks again. I might have got round to that idea but I can't always rely on my own 'common sense' if I'm in tunnel vision mode, so thanks for making a good point.


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if its an open double width unit you can add strength by adding a central divider well screwed in top and bottom this will further act like two large "L" brackets top and bottom giving support
would also support top and bottom with a full width baton or rack at the top and baton on the bottom

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Zacccc wrote:
When you say "backer board", if you mean the back of the cupbd, that option isn't available to me because the back of my cupbds are completely flush at the top and bottom.


Ahh ok, how thick is the back board then? If its beefy enough you can just screw it straight into the wall. Mine was only a hard board backer with a 12mm (i think) gap behind it, so I put my battens there.



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Rorschach wrote:
Zacccc wrote:
When you say "backer board", if you mean the back of the cupbd, that option isn't available to me because the back of my cupbds are completely flush at the top and bottom.


Ahh ok, how thick is the back board then? If its beefy enough you can just screw it straight into the wall. Mine was only a hard board backer with a 12mm (i think) gap behind it, so I put my battens there.


The back board is only about 5mm thick. I think I'm just going to screw the battens to the wall as extra supports for the cupboards to rest on.


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If you don't want battens showing underneath the cupboards you can fit corner brackets on the inside and fix through them for extra support at the bottom.

I wouldn't worry unduly about the weight of boxes of screws, it won't be any more than tins of food or a whole load of crockery.

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