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Mounting a Utility Cabinet

 

Most men have a workspace in the house where they need to store tools. I am one of them. I also need a place to set up my computer equipment and my electronics shop. So I combined all three by taking one bedroom and making it "my space".

I like these Suncast utility cabinets; they look good, and best of all, they're rugged, easy to clean, and don't rust.

I had a short one I wanted to mount to a wall trouble is that the mounting holes are 24-inches apart, and most wall studs are 16-inches between centers. I wasn't going to use drywall anchors because that wouldn't support any weight.

The mounting holes are shown by the red arrows. The part of the cabinet where the holes are located is a "U"-shaped plastic beam, with the open ends of the beams facing inside the cabinet and so there are TWO holes for each mounting screw, and it takes a bit of doing to secure the cabinet properly to the wall, if you want it to support the weight it would support if you had it on the floor.

In order to properly mount a cabinet with 24" mounting centers on studs (in the wall) which are 16" on center, you have to make mounting studs.

Cut two 1-1/2" wide, 3/4" thick lengths of wood 28" long, drill 3/8" holes 2" from each end, and drill 1/16" pilot holes for the drywall screws 16" on center.

Install four 1/4 x 20 "T" Nuts in the 3/8" holes in the wood, and use a bolt and washer to pull the nuts flush with the back of the wood, so that the mounting stud sits flush with the wall.

Drill 1" diameter holes in the cabinet back ONLY ON THE BOTTOM, to line up with the holes in the wood for the drywall screws.

"T"-Nuts shown pre-installed in the wooden mounting stud.

Mount the TOP stud on the wall where you want the cabinet to be. Make sure it is level, and secure it to the wall studs (use a stud finder) with 2" sheetrock screws.

Use 1-1/4" long 1/4x20 bolts, and fender washers on the back edge of the cabinet upright (see photo below) to fasten the top end of the cabinet to the mounting stud.

Insert the bottom mounting stud behind the cabinet, and secure the stud to the cabinet with the bolts using the same method as above.

Check to see that the cabinet is level, then insert two 2" sheetrock screws through the holes you previously drilled in the cabinet back into the mounting stud, and secure the mounting stud to the wall studs.

A weird thing about this cabinet is that there are TWO cutouts for mounting holes in the cabinet corner.

The red arrow shows a fender washer I used (inserted from the rear and glued to the inside plastic)

The orange arrow shows the 1/4x20 bolt I used to secure the cabinet to the mounting stud.

The blue arrow shows the second mounting cutout in the cabinet corner.

The cabinet is mounted to the wall. On top is my Internet Router and an LED desk light. On the side is an outlet strip and a "Landline" phone which is connected to a "Magic Jack Plus" that is connected to the Router. All that needs to be done here is to install a Panduit-type channel cover on the wall to dress up the wiring.

 

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