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mjricemonica 09-09-2010 10:52 AM

wobbly cabinet
 
I bought a put together cabinet. Should have known there was a design problem when part of the installation was a strap you could nail to the wall. I want to stabilize the wobbly side. The bathroom is a new remodel and I'm not nailing anything to the wall. Any suggestions?

epson 09-09-2010 11:05 AM

Well in order to hang your new cabinet to the wall you will have to fasten it to the wall studs. So you will have to nail or drill into the wall. And if your cabinet is wobbly you would probably need to shim it to make it level.

mjricemonica 09-09-2010 11:10 AM

wobbly cabinet
 
It's not a wall cabinet...it sits on the floor. I put a level on it and it sits on the floor level but is just very wobbly on the right side.

epson 09-09-2010 11:21 AM

If it sits level how could it be wobbly? Did you tighten all the screws to your cabinet? Is the cabinet twisted not square after assembly?

mjricemonica 09-09-2010 11:26 AM

wobbly cabinet
 
Probably because you get what you pay for.

jimmy21 09-10-2010 12:40 AM

A picture might help to see what your talking about exactly, but what im picturing is a cabinet that is only wide enough to hit one stud, making it not very secure to the wall. What i would do in that situation is mark the floor where the cabinet is, Remove the cabinet and screw a 2x4 3/4 of an inch, or whatever, inside your marks, Then put the cabinet back and sink a couple brad nails at the base of the cabinet into the 2x4.

Ron6519 09-10-2010 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by mjricemonica (Post 498296)
Probably because you get what you pay for.

If the floor is out of level, you can put a shim or 2 under the cabinet to keep it from wobbling.
Ron

Jim F 09-11-2010 10:50 AM

I think the poster is saying that the cabinet itself has give to it that makes it wobbly and that all four legs sit equally on the floor. You could probably reinforce the weak corner by gluing and screwing a couple of pieces of scrap wood say 1x2 or 2x2 and hopefully the door frame would conceal these reinforcements when closed.

The mounting strap on the back is mostly there for safety to prevent children from pulling the cabinet down on top of themselves. If you have small children in the house, attaching the strap to a stud in the wall is a good idea. I would rather have a marred wall hidden by a cabinet than injured or dead children.

Ron6519 09-12-2010 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim F (Post 499372)
I think the poster is saying that the cabinet itself has give to it that makes it wobbly and that all four legs sit equally on the floor. You could probably reinforce the weak corner by gluing and screwing a couple of pieces of scrap wood say 1x2 or 2x2 and hopefully the door frame would conceal these reinforcements when closed.

The mounting strap on the back is mostly there for safety to prevent children from pulling the cabinet down on top of themselves. If you have small children in the house, attaching the strap to a stud in the wall is a good idea. I would rather have a marred wall hidden by a cabinet than injured or dead children.

More then likely the cabinet wasn't assembled correctly.
Take it apart and re-assemble it.
Ron


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