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How to mount a laundry cupboard to metal studs?

natalie_
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How to mount a laundry cupboard to metal studs?

I am looking to attach this cupboard to my laundry wall, however we have steel beams. What would be the best way to do so? Do I drill holes into the beam, then use screws to attach the cupboard? What drill bit and what screws do you recommend?

https://www.bunnings.com.au/flatpax-utility-600mm-2-door-wall-cupboard_p2666203#

 

Thanks in advance!

MitchellMc
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Re: How to mount a laundry cupboard to metal studs?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @natalie_. It's brilliant to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about hanging cabinets on metal studs.

 

A couple of methods you can use are toggle anchors or self-tapping screws directly into the steel beams. You'd only need to drill holes for the toggle anchors as the screws will cut their hole. If you were going with the toggles, then you'd use a Sutton Tools 7/16" Viper Jobber Drill Bit for the hole in the metal stud. A Sutton Tools 3mm Viper Jobber Drill Bit can be used to pre-drill cabinetry for either the self-tapping or toggle screw.

 

It will likely be easier to use the self-tapping screws. Just be careful you don't over-tighten them as you can strip out the metal stud. Do them up until they a just snug.

 

Here's a handy step-by-step guide that you should find useful: How to install kitchen wall cabinets. Although they're showing you how to install into timber studs, the methods used are similar.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mitchell

 

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