Fixing freestanding cabinets

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by Steve Spiteri, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Steve Spiteri

    Steve Spiteri New Member

    Hello All

    I will shortly be fitting my kitchen cabinets, my first attempt at doing so. We will be having a u shaped kitchen, two sides fixed to a wall, the other exposed at the rear.

    I take it the best way to secure the exposed side is to drill through the legs into the floor, or is there some other preferred method, maybe timber batons (themselves fixed to the floor) running on the inside of the legs, to stop any lateral movement of the cabinets.

    Any advice appreciated.

    Steve
     
  2. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    As long as all the other cabs are fixed to the walls and each other, the worktops bolted together and screwed to the cabs. There is no need to do anything with the "floating" side, it won't move at all.
     
  3. Steve Spiteri

    Steve Spiteri New Member

    Cheers kitfit, that saves me a job
     
  4. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    If it feels a bit "wobbly" on the peninsular bit after the tops are on, squirt a little expanding foam around the feet. Stops the legs winding down or wiggling about.
     
  5. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    What are you putting across the back of the exposed units?
     
  6. Steve Spiteri

    Steve Spiteri New Member

    Hi, our plan is to put some batons on the back then board and tile it.
     

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