Is it ok to mount cabinets to a wall that is constructed with 2x3’s 16 inches apart?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes. You need to fix directly into the studs, of course. The problem comes when the fixing positions don't coincide with your studs, but there are ways around that.

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  • 1 month ago

    The vertical studs are reinforced  / held in place by the horizontal 2x3's that are the upper and lower plates (with nails driven through to hold the vertical studs). You should be able to put anything into those cupboards that you can lift. {use long enough nails or screws.}

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  • 1 month ago

    it will be fine ...when a cabinet is hung its a downward thrust ..many internal walls of wood framed houses have walls that are only 2" thick ..plasterboard both sides ..egg crate cardboard internals ..they hang cabinets from them

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, 2x4's are the standard, but for nominal loading, the 2x3 wall will handle the situation.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    what MIGHT you put in these cabinets ???  iced tea glasses or a china setting for 16 ????

    • M M1 month agoReport

      Is that what it comes down to? It will be in the laundry room but I don’t want to have to write on the cabinet doors “napkins and paper cups only”

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