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Old 03-20-2023, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hanging a microwave on the wall

Probably getting ahead of myself, but noodling over what cabinetry I want in the Bambi. Thinking of a microwave built in an overhead cabinet.

How would something that heavy be secured to the wall ?
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Old 03-20-2023, 04:03 PM   #2
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Donít think it would ever work in a head locker. The wardrobe that was on the curb side in your Bambi would work. One of the issues beside weight is the curve of the wall. Even the smallest microwave has to be placed low enough in a cabinet so the top of the microwave back clears the wall curve. In our 66, I eliminated the stove and oven. I installed a cook top with the microwave under it where the oven was. In the 55, I have a small one in the upper curb side cabinet But those cabinets are deeper than yours. In your case, you originally had a cook top with a fridge underneath. What about one on the countertop adjacent to the sink? In travel, store it in the bathroom.
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Old 03-20-2023, 06:06 PM   #3
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So is a row of cabinets over the counter, just screwed to the inner skin + a few ribs ?

I have been researching tambour cabinetry for the overhead cabinets, (seem suited for not popping open while driving). maybe one on the counter for a microwave?
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Old 03-20-2023, 06:22 PM   #4
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You can put the microwave on any shelf that is directly or indirectly supported down to the subfloor, like a wardrobe or countertop. The edges of the upper cabinets had F-channels that were riveted to the skin or rib. Sheet metal screws were also used in various places. If the end were against the wardrobe wall, then it would also be attached there. They did have pretty neat cabinet door latches that worked well back then.
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Old 03-21-2023, 10:39 AM   #5
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Screw it to a wall?.. let us know how this works out
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