Overhang on the back frame

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  • #136117

    Hi,

    Is there a reason for the back frame to overhang the cabinet from both sides and top? Did I miss something? Maybe it wlll serve later for hanging the cabinet?

    Thanks

    #136118
    Craig
    Participant

    cort…..,
    No, you didn’t miss anything.
    Yes, there is a reason.
    No, I don’t know what it is.
    Sort of like waiting to see what mom’s getting you for your birthday. 🙂
    Best,
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #136119

    I went back and reviewed the back frame videos searching for an answer. I’m happy to ear that…

    …The pleasure of waiting. ;-P
    Thanks

    #136120
    Peter George
    Participant

    Mr. Sellers did the same thing on the bookcase project. I believe it was done for the appearance.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #308585
    bensberg
    Participant

    I utilized wall brackets with the tool cabinet. I used the overhang on the top to attach screws into the studs. This assured that the cabinet would not slip from side to side or tip forwards.

    #719599
    Matt Sims
    Participant

    It’s so that when the back is screwed on to the main carcass there is sufficient “meat” on the back panel for the screws to go through…
    Without the overhang the screw holes would be “dangerously” close to the edge of the back panel.

    I think!

    Regards,
    Matt

    #719603
    Matt Sims
    Participant

    I’ve just been watching the project videos…. Just before then end, (just before 36 minutes), into episode 10 Paul explains why.
    Regards,
    Matt

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