Recommendations for supporting two cabinets reaching way out from walls

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Forum topic by shwoodnt posted 01-23-2018 05:22 AM 578 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2018 05:22 AM

This situation was designed, by me, without enough experience to realize there may be a problem with supporting these cabinets.

Wondering what the more experienced people here would suggest for ways to make sure the front left-hand side of this cabinet above the fridge is supported and the curved cabinet above the revolving plate rack is supported.

The hope is to have the above fridge cabinet come out to about an inch shy of the front of the fridge front less the door. That would put it even with the wall to the right of the fridge. That seems to make it a pretty deep cabinet. But that would allow the curved cabinet to run from just as far out, over the plate rack, and to the back wall.

The original plan:

The current reality (I put the round metal plate rack on the dishwasher cabinet temporarily to see how it would work. It is to be replaced by a revolving teak one. The final design of that revolving rack isn’t determined, but there is enough space in the middle of the revolving plate it will sit on to place a post to support the curved cabinet above it.):

My thinking so far is that a vertical wall above the right side of the dishwasher cabinet could support the left side of the cabinet above the fridge. Or perhaps a couple of spindles with adjustable heights. That way, if I have to adjust the height of the dishwasher cabinet with the feet beneath it, I could compensate for that change by adjusting the spindles above the dishwasher cabinet. Something adjustable might work better than making the left side of the above fridge cabinet run all the way down to the top right side of the dishwasher cabinet. That might not allow adjustment between the two cabinets.

I think the curved cabinet would attach to the wall and to the left side of the above fridge cabinet. It would also be supported by a post that goes right up through the middle of the spinning plate holder.

All suggestions welcome.

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 06:27 AM

Yeah, the upper will be attached to studs in the wall. You don’t need anything else holding it up.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 07:36 AM

I agree with Rick. If you get solid connection to studs in the back and tie together the over-the-refr. cab. and the curved one next to it, you won’t need anything else.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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