How To Hang Kitchen Cabinets On Plaster Walls

How To Hang Kitchen Cabinets On Plaster Walls?

See How to Hang Kitchen Cabinets on Plaster Walls. You Can Do It Yourself!

Plaster walls are a pain to work with. It’s a messy, time-consuming job. It’s also a lot of work to install drywall. But what if you could hang kitchen cabinets right on top of your plaster walls? Not only would this save you time and money, but it would give you a more modern look to your kitchen. I’ve been hanging kitchen cabinets on plaster walls for more than a decade now. It’s a simple and effective method that is easy to do, and it’s something that you can do at home. If you’re looking for a way to add a little bit of character and style to your kitchen, then this method could be just the thing you’re looking for. 

Choosing Suitable Cabinet

Before you start the installation process, you must make sure that you have the right kind of cabinets. In addition to making sure that you have the right size and shape, you should also make sure that they are stable enough to hold your kitchenware. You don’t have to spend much money on your cabinets. But they should be durable and long lasting. When it comes to installing cabinets, you should consider your budget and space availability. For instance, if you have a small space, you’ll need to install cabinets with fewer shelves. If you have lots of wall space, you can install higher cabinets with more shelves. You want to avoid the risk of toppling over your kitchen cabinets because of their weight. If you have a bigger kitchen, you will want to choose a different kind of cabinet. In addition, you want to check the weight of your cabinet. You don’t want your cabinets to be too heavy because it could be dangerous to install them. Once you’ve selected the right cabinet type for you, you can proceed to install them. 

Choosing a Good Place for Hanging

How To Hang Kitchen Cabinets On Plaster Walls
How To Hang Kitchen Cabinets On Plaster Walls

You should select a good place for hanging your cabinets first. You want your kitchen to be organized and clutter free. You don’t want your kitchen to look messy. Make sure that your cabinets are installed safely. You can avoid accidents by installing them in a place that is close to your refrigerator. You may even consider placing your cabinets near a window so that you can watch people while you eat. There are many benefits to installing your cabinets. You will get a cleaner kitchen with an organized feel to it. Your kitchen will become more functional and easier to clean. If you have a small kitchen, you can try hanging your cabinets from the ceiling. In a small kitchen, hanging cabinets from the ceiling can give your kitchen a much larger feeling. 

Considerations Before Hanging Kitchen Cabinet on Plaster Wall

Installing cabinets in your kitchen is a big undertaking. Before you begin doing anything, make sure that you understand what the consequences of this project might be.

The thickness of your wall

The first thing you will need to know about is the wall thickness. The wall should be between 2- 3/16″ and 4″ thick for most types of walls. You can also consider the type of drywall you have.

the wall is dry

When hanging your cabinets on a wall, make sure you check to see whether the wall is dry.

Put some insulation

You may need to put insulation in between your wall and the wall studs.

Proper lighting

You will also want to make sure that you have proper lighting, as well as power outlets near your cabinet.

Your budget

You should think about your budget too. It is very important to make sure that you spend money wisely. If you have trouble deciding what kind of kitchen cabinets you want, you can visit a home improvement store or visit websites that sell cabinets. This will help you to narrow down the choices. You will also want to make sure that you are getting the best quality cabinets for your home.

Plaster Wall Preparation: Make Sure to Have Right type of Hanging Hardware

Hanging cabinets in plaster walls is usually a challenge. Depending on the makeup of the wall and structure, it may be easier to install the cabinets after the plaster has been removed. The wall needs to be strong enough to hold up the kitchen cabinets that you install into it, so you’ll need to install into the studs of the wall. In many houses it’s hard to find the studs, especially if the studs are mixed in with other drywall, or have been damaged. If you want to hang the cupboards before installing the cabinets, it’s just like hanging a cabinet on any other wall surface and should proceed easily. Installing a hanging wall cabinet without a baseplate is not recommended. It’s best to have your cabinets installed into a wall stud so that the wall can be finished and painted. 

Finding Wall Studs

Before starting any project in the kitchen, make sure to locate the wall studs. They should be a uniform distance apart. Older homes tend to be made out of different materials, so the location of studs might vary depending on the building type. You will have to knock on the walls with your knuckles or hammer in order to locate the studs. You can also listen for a solid sound and then probe the walls to find out whether you’ve located a stud. Mark the edge of each hole, then drill through the entire plate to the center.

Stud finders can be used for any property, but if you’re searching for studs in older homes, it’s important to know that they will be located using a stud finder. This device beeps and lights up when it encounters wood or masonry in between the walls.

The Way to Hang Kitchen Cabinets

How To Hang Kitchen Cabinets On Plaster Walls
How To Hang Kitchen Cabinets On Plaster Walls

You don’t have to worry about hanging the cabinets if you follow the guidelines below.

Step 1

Measure the distance between the bottom of the cabinet and the top of the door. Place a piece of string on the floor near the doorway and walk into the room. Mark the height of the string with a pencil as you go through the room. You should be able to reach the string easily while walking through the room. This will ensure that your cabinets are installed at the right height.

Step 2

Make sure that you drill holes in the back of your kitchen cabinets in a way that you can install the hinges later on. Your cabinet should not be too close to your wall because it makes it difficult to install the hinges. A 3/16-inch bit is a good choice to use for drilling holes in the cabinet back. There are different sizes of bits that you can use, but the 3/16-inch is the most common one. You should have two holes on each side of the back of the cabinet or two holes for every stub.  

Step 3

Place the cabinet on the wall and prop it up using a cabinet jack. Make sure that the cabinet is firmly placed against the wall and that it won’t fall over. You should use a wooden dowel or a small piece of metal to prop up your kitchen cabinets if they are not very stable. Under the cabinet, adjust the cabinet jack to hold the cabinet level to the chalk line. Get someone to help you hold the cabinet in place

Step 4

Once you have your cabinet propped up, you should start drilling the holes in the wall studs. A 3/16-inch bit is a good choice for drilling holes in studs. Before you drill, you should measure the distance between your cabinet and the wall. You should make sure that the cabinet isn’t too close to the wall because this makes installing the hinges difficult. 

Step 5

Once the cabinet is propped up, remove the cabinet from the wall. Run the deck screws through the holes in the rear of the cabinet. Once you have done this, you should tighten the screws using a screwdriver. The screws should go into the holes in the wall studs. The screws should hold the cabinet in place.

Step 6

Once the screws are in, the cabinet should sit flush with the wall. Place the cabinet back on the wall. Place the cabinet jack under the cabinet so it keeps the cabinet in place. This prevents the cabinet from sliding forward.

Step 7

Wood shims are thin strips of wood that you can use to level and plumb the cabinet. You can get these at your local lumber store. Use as many as are needed to plumb and level the cabinet. It is recommended that you use 1/4″ to 3/8″ thick wood shims. If the rear of the cabinet is uneven, you will need to place shims between the rear of the cabinet and the wall. You can use pieces of plywood, cardboard, or any other material that works well. Do this until the rear of the cabinet is even with the wall. The goal is to make sure the cabinet is plumb and level. It does not need to be perfect. 

Step 8

Once all the wood screws have been installed, secure the cabinet in place using a screwdriver. Make sure to put the screws in from the backside of the cabinet so that they are secured into the studs. The screws should be placed on either side of the opening, through the bottom and into the studs. Be careful not to hit the bottom of the studs, or else the cabinet may tip over when it is loaded with dishes. You can also attach a second set of screws (on the inside) if needed.

Step 9

To remove the cabinet jack, take out the screws that were securing it to the wall. The jack will be attached to the back edge of the cabinet so that it does not move forward as the cabinet is raised. It is important to remove the jack because this will allow you to slide the cabinet backward without having it interfere with any electrical wires or plumbing lines. Now enjoy your new installed cabinets by yourself. Slide the cabinet back a few inches away from the wall, keeping a straight and even line with the corner. This is important because it helps to keep the kitchen flooring smooth and the cabinets level and plumb. Now you are ready to finish your kitchen cabinets! Before painting or staining the cabinet, let it dry thoroughly. This will help reduce any chance of warping. 

Benefits of Hanging Kitchen Cabinets on Plaster Walls

Hanging cabinets on plaster walls are a great way to install them in your kitchen. It is much easier than installing them on the ground. First of all, you will be able to make changes to your cabinets quickly and easily. They can be moved around the room to get the perfect layout for your kitchen. Your kitchen will look beautiful after you hang them. You can also create custom cabinets by adding drawers to the backs of the cabinets. They can also add extra storage space. With the addition of shelves, you can create an organized cabinet system that will make it easy to find anything in your kitchen. By installing them on plaster walls, you can have a clean and fresh looking kitchen.

Final Thoughts

In order to properly organize your kitchen, you must first think about what you plan to use it for. After you figure out the purpose, you need to design your cabinets accordingly. If you want to make some modifications to your kitchen cabinets, you should consider installing sliding shelves and drawers. Drawers are useful if you have lots of pots, pans, and dishes. These are not easily accessible when they are stored in cabinets. You can put them on a shelf and slide them out whenever you want them. A sliding shelf is a good idea if you have a lot of cookware. When it’s time to clean up, you can simply remove the shelves.


1. What type of wood should I use to hang cabinets on plaster walls?

 I would use hardwood because it will be harder to scratch.  

2. How do I install the wood?

 I would use an electric drill with a countersink bit.  

3. What kind of wood screws should I use?

 I would use the #8 Phillips head wood screws.  

4. How many screws do I need for each cabinet?  

For each cabinet, I would use four #8 Phillips head wood screws.  

5. Do I need to use a hammer?

 No, you don’t need a hammer.  

6. Do I need to use nails?

 Yes, you can use nails.  

7. What about the holes in the wall?

 You can fill them with putty.  

8. How long will it take to hang the cabinets?  

It will take about three hours.

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