Re: New cabinets, cracked plaster
There are two ways to hang your cabinets on these walls, but either way, the plaster should be repaired and resurfaced first, and possibly the cause of the damage needs to be determined?
The cabinets can be hung from a French cleat, which is a European system, or molly bolts can be inserted into the voids in the terra cotta, and masonry anchors inserted into the brick parts.
The cleat cannot be used to hang cabinets that must touch the ceiling, as there has to be a small margin of space to lift each cabinet above the lip of the cleat.
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