Installation Issue with Kitchen Cabinets
First post. I am a bit stuck on how to proceed. I've got about 200 linear feet of wall cabinets to hang on two walls.The house is over 100 years old.The walls are brick and plaster, no studs, no lathe. My current design doesn't allow for much wiggle room. Could I get away with hanging the cabinets off of 1x4 #pine instead of studding out the walls? Say if I just added more screws to the hanging rails in order to support the cabinet weight and what goes in them? I would be applying construction glue and fasten the 1x4's to the plaster/brick with a pneumatic nailer. Okay. If that seems like a pretty risky thing to do because the screw is only engaged with at most 3/4" of wood, as an alternative could I mount 2x4's face on? By my reckoning, I would be able to get a screw into the face of a 2x4 at least 1.25". If I have to change out and end-of-wall cabinet from an 18" to a 12" in order to accommodate a more robust mounting system - so be it.
Thanks in advance.