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Wall mounted vanity

7/23/15       
Jr Lee  Member

Website: http://www.leeconsultants.info

I need help from anyone that has built/installed vanities that don't sit on the floor. I have a client that wants a vanity as shown in the photo. Frameless construction W/.75" plywood. I would think I would need something more than just screwing the back to the wall. What is the proper install method?


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7/23/15       #2: Wall mounted vanity ...
Andrew J. Coholic  Member

Website: http://www.joecoholiccustomfurniture.com

There are commercially available systems for hanging cabinetry...

Richelieu Hardware has these - see link.

Richelieu Link

7/23/15       #3: Wall mounted vanity ...
Bruce H

I do wall mounted cabinets, not all that tough if the cabinets are made right. I am using euro construction with a 3/4" back and comformat screwed together. Having backing in the wall is a plus but rarely happens. I screw a 2x4 to the wall, 3/4" below the top and raised 3/4" above bottom (so they won't show) and fasten the cabinets to that. The plant on finished ends cover the 2x4 screwed to the wall. I fasten a 3/4" cleat on the back of the cabinet boxes to aid in install. That is why the 2x4 is 3/4" below the top of the box.

7/23/15       #4: Wall mounted vanity ...
david

Jr,

I have done these with french cleats in the past. Really a big fancy term for a cleat with a 45 degree bevel mounted to the wall and an opposing cleat with a 45 degree bevel mounted to the back of the cabinet.

Recess the cabinet back the thickness of the cleat, and make the end panels to come out flush with the cleat. Find your height, mark it and mount the cleat to the wall. Then hang the cabinet.

7/24/15       #5: Wall mounted vanity ...
james mcgrew Member

As was said Full flat 3/4 back. got called to fix a small hotel 60+ vanities where the original provider used a recessed 1/4 back and the bottom crushed into the sheetrock making them lean forward 1/4 to 3/8ths of an inch hung on studs with a 3" cleat at top.

blocking is best but full flat back or dual cleats

7/24/15       #6: Wall mounted vanity ...
AzFred  Member

There is a steel mounting system made in Europe for this application. The brackets mount to wall studs. Not sure of the present availability but Selby Hardware, -(800) 224-0058- introduced the "Atlas" system a couple of years ago. I was impressed with what I saw at the time.

7/24/15       #7: Wall mounted vanity ...
door shop guy

Also the powerdrive screws from FastCap are really nice.

7/24/15       #8: Wall mounted vanity ...
Jr Lee  Member

Website: http://www.leeconsultants.info

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions-much appreciated. Love the Woodweb
Jr

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