- 4 Dec 2008
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- Watford, Non S-At, Udon Thailand
I was actually talking about the weight of the whole unit. As to attaching the unit to the wall lateral thinking is your friend.@sometimewoodworker I know what you mean about the weight of the back panel. I would obviously need to rustle up some help lifting that top section in to place.
what concerns me about a 6mm back panel is just how floppy they can be. since I will want to screw the cabinet though the back and into the wall in some places. i feel like the thin back wont have much pull. plus the thicker back can be countersunk and plugged with matching wood to hide screw fixings.
Either put the back into a groove then you can have enough to put a cleat behind the panel giving enough thickness to screw through, put a deep rabbit again leaving enough to add cleats and screw through or better still instead of a cleat use a french cleat glued to the back so avoiding any need for screws from the front.
Like this. This is just shop storage so I didn’t bother to finish the ends but the principal is the same
also I used 3mm ply and with a cleat on the back even that is plenty strong enough, for me 6mm is overkill