Just bought my first home and am trying to put up some melamine cabinets into a plasterwall and a stud. I purchased standard wood screws long enough to do the job and thought it would be an easy job to drill them into place.
However whenever screw them in place the cabinet comes away from the wall. As i continue to screw in the screw begins to push through the melamine but doesnt bring cabinet any closer to the wall. With some screws i cannot push them in further and am stripping the head of the screw.
I was thinking that pre drilling the hole would work and that perhaps the stud i was drilling into was too hard, but even pre drilling it didnt work... unless i didnt use a large enough drill bit (i used one a couple of sizes smaller than the screw).
Am i on the right track with pre drilling? Should i use something else other than wood screws straight into the melamine/plasterwall?
Any advice for a newbie?