Help in fixing an Ikea bathroom cabinet to drylined wall

29 Mar 2012
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Hi. I need advice on mounting an Ikea LILLÅNGEN bathroom cabinet on a drylined wall. Basically forgot that it wasn't a solid wall and there is no way to support the cabinet (20kg) with two screws and plugs. :oops: I have managed to locate two studs. I have read various ways to mount on a drywall but the advice has contradicted on various sites. :idea: I was thinking of using the two existing holes but using either snap toggle anchors or plasterboard anchor bolts
The depth of the plasterboard with the tile is approx 35mm. I have drilled a pilot hole through the grouting just to check the studs were there. Would it be ok to use just a woodscrew to screw through to the stud via the pilot hole and plasterboard? There is a 10mm gap between the back of the main cabinet and the wall hence white spacers have been provided. However, on the end of the unit (the add-on on the right) there is no need for a spacer as it is constructed with the same thickness of particleboard. I could use another metal bracket (same as the two supplied) but put it at the inside top but this would involve drilling through the tile itself. I have attached some photos. I would be grateful for any help and can supply more info if necessary. :D
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I would just go straight into the stud with wood screws, you could always put the extra bracket in the bottom corners as you already know the stud is there for the extra support
Tiled plasterboard will take cabinet weight easily, standard plugs will suffice, no special fixing required.
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@ the OP, do not let this unit get too wet, IKEA bathroom furniture does not have very good resistance to damp and tends to delaminate quite easily.
Hi,you probably have it all sorted out now but these fixings have saved me loads of time and head scratching.

Could be useful for other projects in your property.

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