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How To Install Medicine Cabinet On Plaster Wall



How To Install Medicine Cabinet On Plaster Wall

Most wall-mountable medicine cabinets come with pre-drilled nailing strips already installed at the top and bottom of the cabinet (Image 1). These stabilizing strips are used to anchor the cabinet securely to the wall or wall studs using nails or (as in this demonstration) screws. The pre-drilled holes are usually 16″ apart to …

A recessed medicine cabinet needs to be anchored inside the wall to a rectangle of framing, the center of which must be clear of obstructions. So the first order of business in installing one, before you even buy the cabinet, is looking inside the wall (see Step 2) to be sure there are no obstacles that can’t be moved. Electrical …

Installing a recessed cabinet, such as a medicine cabinet, wall safe, or ironing board, can be fairly simple and straightforward or may require the services of … I am assuming you have drywall… if you have plaster, you can do the same thing, but you may want to use a reciprocating saw with a nail-cutting blade to make the …

Determine if you have plaster walls or drywall construction, because this will determine if you need anchors or screws to hold the cabinet on the wall. Then hold the cabinet where you want it and have someone mark on the wall the entire top edge of the cabinet. Use your level to make sure this line is level and straight …

First and best method would be to get yourself a stud finder designed for plaster walls, the lath and mesh behind plaster can often throw a normal stud finder off. Once you have the studs all mapped out and the cabinets are ready to be mounted and level. Line them up with your studs and hang them like you …

The base of the plaster will be a split lath and there is a 90% chance of screwing into it. You can also hunt for the studs with a screw where the cabinets will be hung, then put the cabinets up and the extra holes will be hidden behind the cabinets. They do have stud finders that can penetrate the plaster walls …