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Old 05-17-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Hanging Cabinets With Metal Studs


I was wondering,, Is procedure for hanging wall cabinets to steel studa the same as wood studs? Do you use a fine thread screw?
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Is the wall open or finished? If open, install solid lumber blocking horizontally between the studs & secure the cabinets to that as you normally would.

If you have to fasten to the studs, use screws designed specifically for the application. Do not use drywall screws, as they have no tensile strength & may fail in a shear application. BTW - we use trim washers with the above screws for a more finished appearance.

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well well well lookie what the cat dragged in
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If I can't install plywood backing, I use toggle bolts. In every stud.
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Install 6" 20 ga backing strips at the top and bottom of cabinet location and use self tapping screws when installing cabinets. You can pick them up at your local drywall supplier.
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Also if plywood or 2 bys are used more than likely fire treated lumber will be required.
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I also attach fire treated 2x's in the studs. I'll cut out the drywall if it's there, install my backers, and either re-attach the drywall, or use the same thickness ply. The cabs cover the patch, so it's no biggie.
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http://www.danback.com/

This is what we use.
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Install 6" 20 ga backing strips at the top and bottom of cabinet location and use self tapping screws when installing cabinets. You can pick them up at your local drywall supplier.
Ive done that in the past to hang heavy jewlery display cabinets..

Just screwed the flat stock on the face of the drywall into the studs and the cabinet hides it.

And of course you can cut the drywall out and install the flat stock and patch and hang on that
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Re: Hanging Cabinets With Metal Studs


For those of you who do this often I have a question.

I installed wood blocking in between the studs a few times at best and when I did I use a hand seamer metal bending tool to flatten the stud rollover so my blocking laid nicer.

It obviously worked okay but I wonder how much strength was lost by doing it. Is there a better technique?
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I always cut a kerf in the backing material to avoid weakening the stud.
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I like that, probably the same effort in the end and safer.
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these work great and are firetreated
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I just screw to the studs
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I always cut a kerf in the backing material to avoid weakening the stud.
I just set up the table saw with the dado blade, and go for it.
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toggle bolts in studs
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Use a screw, if its a really heavy sucker use quarter inch zip toggles.
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I never once thought about using a metal stud to hang a cabinet..........
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Install 6" 20 ga backing strips at the top and bottom of cabinet location and use self tapping screws when installing cabinets. You can pick them up at your local drywall supplier.
We did a Ferguson showroom that way. They ran the flat stock to the studs prior to putting the drywall up and it worked great. The sheet rock helps keep the flat stock secure. 15 mock kitchens and solid as a rock.

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