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Hanging heavy cabinet - metal stud plaster wall

Hi, what is the best way to hang a heaving mirrored cabinet onto a metal stud plaster wall?

I have read metal studs used in residential are not suitable for heavy hanging?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Carpenters & Joiners

Best Answer

heavy duty plasterboard fixing in each corner of the wall unit would give ample strength to any wall mounted unit.


Answered 17th Mar 2019

Best method is to cut away a section of plasterboard, preferably a little smaller then the size of the unit but must cover 2 or more metal studs, then add a layer of ply over the studs (you may need to cut in timber blocks if the stud is too thin to accept a good screw fixing) then fix the unit to the ply, this is known as A pattress (not to be confused with an electrical pattress). if you use a 12mm ply it will be flush to the wall if its a single skin of plasterboard, I would want to use an 18mm ply if possible for greater strength.
it is possible to install the ply within the studs, but this is tricky and will require cutting a larger section of wall which will have to be made good


Answered 17th Mar 2019

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