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Kitchen cupboards on plasterboard with a cabinet hanger rail

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by OldKettle, 9 Oct 2019 at 12:41 AM.

  1. OldKettle

    OldKettle

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    Hi,
    I am looking to install some kitchen cupboards on a wall with the following construction.

    - Brick
    - Vertical wooden battens (38mm x 63mm) laid flat at 400mm centres
    - Battens fixed to the wall with four screws (5 x 80mm), 10cm from bottom and top, other two screws equally spaced
    - 12.5mm plasterboard attached with drywall screws (Aquapanel used in the "backsplash" section of the wall)

    The surface has not been finished yet, so I can make changes to the above, if needed but I am wondering if I can get away with just a single cabinet hanger rail (something like the one below), spanning the wall, and screwed into the battens.

    Would that be sufficient, or would I need to get the screws all the way into the brick?

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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    Last edited: 9 Oct 2019 at 12:47 AM
  2. JohnD

    JohnD

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    Into the brick. Kitchen cabinets, fully loaded with cans, bottles and China, can weigh as much as you do
     
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