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Old 01-26-2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Installing cabinets on exterior concrete wall


I want to install cabinets in my laundry room on the exterior wall.
The wall is cinder block (in the basement) and is covered with drywall.
It also has an electrical box and a few pipes - that I could possibly cut into the cabinet...
I know i will need to anchor it - and I was going to use 1/2 sleeve anchors to attach 2x6 strips (that I can later attach the cabinets to).
Am I going to have a problem with the drywall and foam insulation? or do I need to cut it away so the 2x6 is up against the concrete block?
I was hoping the 2x6 would give me enough distance from the wall -- that the pipes and electrical tubing won't be an issue.


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Installing cabinets on exterior concrete wall


Why not install a section of plywood instead of the 2x6 strips. You can use adhesive to install the plywood onto the drywall. Cut the plywood smaller than the cabinet, so it is not visible. Install it using washers with your anchors. If the anchor heads do not site flush and interfere with the cabinet mounting, you could install some furring strips.
If there is a visibly large gap at that point around the cabinets, then you could install filler strips or some narrow molding, to hide the gap.


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