How to make a 12“ deep wall cabinet face be 15” from existing wall


You can, but...

It is unlikely but possible that the exact space you want to install the cabinet only has 1 stud available. (if studs are 16 inch on center it is possible that a stud is centered in the vicinity of the cabinet).

If that is the case, then wall anchors will be required to help support things.

Do you have plans to mount a hood or micro hood in this area? If so, this configuration could prove troublesome on installation. Further, depending on the cabinet height, you may find the cabinet intrusive for full operation of the rear of the stove, especially with a tall chef and rear-mounted controls on the stove/oven.

Either way, make plans to seal the gap created by pushing the cabinet out from the wall. That will prevent having an unclean able greasy trap for dirt which will be prone to dropping into your...

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Most wood pallets are made from rough-sawn spruce or fir that works well for rustic designs. As an interior wall finish, the slats of a pallet are removed from the framework and used as strip paneling. To trim the wall, rip slats to the desired width on a table saw and make baseboard, window or door trim and ceiling molding. To make a rustic partition wall that defines an area of a room such as a breakfast nook, pallets are connected using wood and fasteners found at lumber outlets and home centers.

Establish the length and height of the wall. Arrange the pallets side by side and in rows on a flat surface or on the floor where the wall will be installed. Make sure the slats run the same direction. The number of pallets in a row and the number of rows depend on the length and height of the wall. After the individual pallets are connected, one edge and one end of the arrangement is trimmed to make the desired size wall before standing the wall in place.

Align the slats...

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Vanessa Padgalskas was born and raised in Spokane, Wash., and currently resides in Portland, Ore. Padgalskas graduated from American University in 2007 with degrees in international studies and economics. She holds a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law...

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While you're working, be sure to take ordinary safety precautions. Wear goggles and ear protection when needed. Get help lifting.

Start by marking precisely where you want your wall. Measure to make sure each end of the wall is the same distance from a parallel wall. At each of these points, place a carpenter's square against the existing wall at ceiling height and draw a line out a few inches at a right angle to the existing wall along the line where you want the edge of the new wall to be. Tap a nail into each of these lines. Stretch a chalked string between the nails and snap it to make a line. This will be the top edge of the new wall.

Now drop a plumb line -- a string with a weight on the end -- from each nail. Mark the spots directly below the top line. Snap another chalk line between these points. This marks the bottom of the wall. Attaching the wall to the floor will be easy. You can attach it directly to almost any kind of flooring except carpet.


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A plastic switch box A rotary tool An electrical socket Screws A Phillips-head screwdriver A faceplate A flat-head screwdriver A stud finder A pencil

Step 1 Use the rotary tool to cut off the top of the switch box, except for a strip along the open face, so you can attach the electrical socket to the box.

Step 2 Screw the electrical socket to the open face of the switch box. Then, screw the faceplate to the socket.

Step 3 Pick a position for your compartment where an electrical outlet wouldn’t seem out of place.

Step 4 Run a stud finder over the section of wall where you want to put your box. If it detects a stud, pick another spot four or five inches to the right or left. When you’re sure the new spot is...

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Wall mounted light fixtures are often called a wall sconce and are a great way to add character to general room lighting. In this tutorial, we will review to replace a wall mounted light fixture or sconce, and replace it with a new fixture.

When changing out a light fixture like this, you may find the electrical box mounting bracket for the new light fixture is different, which is what we find and review in this tutorial. So let's review the steps involved in how to replace and install a wall... light fixture.

Wall Sconce Light Fixtures

Needed Tools and Materials

New Wall Sconce Light FixtureWire NutsElectrical Tape

First things first. Before any repair is performed on an electrical circuit you need to make sure the power is off. Turn off power to the circuit feeding the switch. You do this by going to your electrical service panel and either removing the fuse or turning off the circuit breaker feeding power to the...

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Wires running along the floor are unsightly and may pose a safety hazard.

Need a new phone jack in your bedroom or installing speakers for your home theater system? While you could simply string the wires along the floor, it’s best to snake the wires inside walls or under floors.

Wiring new construction before the drywall goes in is a piece of cake compared to fishing them through existing walls and floors. But with careful planning, a few special tools, and the right techniques, running wires in the wall of your home may be easier than you might think.

If you’re not up to the challenge, consider running the wires in special hollow moldings that take the place of standard crown molding or quarter round.


Fish tape

Tools needed for running wires:

Drill and bits Stud Finder Measuring Tape Flashlight Drywall keyhole Saw Fish Tape or Wire Coat Hanger Electrical Tape String and fishing weight

Before You...

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