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Old 11-30-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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Mount cabinetry to CB foundation walls?


Howdy,

My wife and I are in the process of finishing one room of our already-mostly-finished basement, which pretty much only needs sheetrock and floors.

We're keeping two cinder block foundation walls exposed to the room, in order to prime them and let her do some De Stijl painting on the blocks.

My wife is a CAD jockey for a kitchen designer, and a client recently offered to sell us a floating corner bar set that's getting tossed out with their remodel. It'd be a great fit in the basement.


So, my question

The corner bar set consists of about 20" height of floating base cabinetry, and about 30" height of wall cabinetry. Unsure of cab depth, but it's definitely under 12".

What are my options if I want to mount this shebang on a foundation wall? Do I need a plywood backer? Am I putting myself at huge risk of water entry?

Basement is bone-dry, haven't had a seep since we bought the place even during record-breaking rainfall last year.

Thanks!

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Old 11-30-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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One way or the other, holes need to be drilled in the block wall to hang the cabinets, unless you can suspend them from the ceiling.
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:33 PM   #3
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Either attach right to the wall with tapcons or first attach 2x4's to the wall horizontally and then you can screw into the 2x4.
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Either attach right to the wall with tapcons or first attach 2x4's to the wall horizontally and then you can screw into the 2x4.
This ^^^, but make them treated 2x4s
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How about framing a small wall the width of the cabinetry? You can attach this wall to the floor with some tapcons and to the joists with nails.
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