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I am building 6, 36" wide x 96" high and 24" deep cabinets for a master bedroom closet out of 3/4 plywood and painted poplar raised panel doors. I want to hang them on the wall, and was contemplating using french cleats 2' down from the top and 2' up from the bottom.

I am going to use dry biscuit joints to align all the fronts and then screw the cabinets together at the front through the face frames.

Does anyone have any better idea?

Thank you. Bill Edis
 

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If they are 8' tall, depending on the ceiling height, you may not even get them in the closet. Also, with that height, you would need space above the cabinet to lift and fit over the cleat. If a cleat is used, and the cabinet is one piece, you only need one near the top.

You might consider making the height in two or more sections.









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french cleat

The ceiling is 12' high, and there are two 4' openings to get the cabinets into the room. I was concerned about the weight more than anything when they are loaded with clothes. The homeowner wanted them off their wood floors and they have about 8" base molding through out.

Thanks for your interest. Bill
 

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As long as you have the French cleats glued and screwed to the cabinet and well fastened to the studs you shouldn't have any problem with the weight. I would use a dense wood like maple for the french cleats.
 

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French Cleat

Thank you sir, I was planning on using 4" maple. Once I get it finished, I will try and post a picture. Bill
 

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Is it a straight 18' run(6-36")? I used to dry biscut and ran into problems( walls not flat/square) and went and bought the pony cabinet clamps(face frame) and like them much better as you can draw things in nice and tight. If your French cleats are off just a tad you may have troubles lining things up.
 

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If you had away to bring the cabinets a 1/2". Or so out from wall (add trim later)it may save you in the long run.
 
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