cutting a stud to mount a recessed medicine cabinet?
I am mounting a new recessed medicine cabinet in the center of a 58" vanity wall. This cabinet has a 30x24" large oval mirror as its door.
The cutout to mount it in the center of the 58" wall will require that a 14" x 18" hole be cut out of the drywall. The 14X18 hole will involve a stud behind the drywall.
Will it be save to cut out a section of the stud to accomplish this?
Would I be able to construct a wood frame around the hole to mount the cabinet. Is there another easier way to mount/secure the recessed portion
to the drywall without building a frame to screw in the right&left sides of the cabinet
Re: cutting a stud to mount a recessed medicine cabinet?
IF it is a non bearing wall. it is not a problem. After cutting the hole to fit you can slide a block of 2x4 behind the edge of the drywall and screw thru the drywall to hold it there and screw the box to that.