12:20PM | 10/31/02
Member Since: 10/30/02
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Does anybody have a good technique for suspending new kitchen cabinets from the ceiling above a peninsula? There is no wall behind them. Preferably without posts and spindles. They will go all the way up to the ceiling.

Total length of set of three cabinets is 66", by 36" high and 12" deep.

One will be anchored to a side wall, but the other two will depend on the ceiling and of course they will all be bolted to one another.

Thanks so much.



06:18AM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
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I'm wondering if cabinets are designed to be suspended from above. I'd be concerned that they might break apart and fall when filled with Granny's best china - and other heavy objects. Have you verified that they are sufficiently sturdy for this?
(There's probably someone who knows more about cabinets who can post here.)

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited November 01, 2002).]


04:08PM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 10/28/02
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My house has cabinets suspended from the ceiling. But I would definitely check if they have to designed for this.


05:04PM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 11/14/00
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First, you should make sure they are strong enough to be suspended from the top. They need not be specifically be "designed" to do so, but they need to generally be strong, especially on the top plate. Most cabinets are "designed" to be placed on walls, so be sure the construction can withstand the different attachment points.

Second, you can purchase or construct additional framing materials to strengthen the cabinets. Metal plates can help prevent them from cracking at critical points, angle brackets can help distribute the load over a longer area, etc. You will also want to attach the cabinets to each other so as to minimize "sway," which can shake them loose over time.

Third, you will absolutely need to locate where your ceiling joists ("ceiling studs") are. You MUST attach the cabinets to those "studs" (the joists), or else they will fall. Make sure that you also use more than ordinary-length screws, as well. They will need to go deeply into the joists so as to ensure that they stay in place.

But it is not at all impossible.


06:42AM | 11/05/02
Member Since: 10/30/02
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Thank you very much for the suggestions.




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