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Garage wall

I would like to hang an 80cm x 80cm x 37cm cabinet on this single skin brick wall (where the ladders are currently hanging). The bricks are 10cm deep. The span of wall, each side of the pier, is ~300cm.

The cabinet weighs ~30kg, and would be attached to the wall with a steel hanging rail (with x4 6cm deep fixings).

Inside the cabinet I will store cleaning products, clothes, etc.

I have no concerns about the strength of the individual fixings, but I'm wondering if it's wise to attach heavy objects to such a large "skin" of single brick.

I cannot find any online resources for recommended maximum loads on this type of wall (or any wall, in fact).

  • What's on the other side of the bricks? – Machavity Jan 3 at 14:15
  • Nothing (an alleyway). – James Jan 3 at 14:47
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    Just a comment because I don't have specifics, but I highly doubt this would be a problem at all. Brick walls are built like...brick walls. – manassehkatz Jan 3 at 15:24
  • With proper anchors you should be fine the cabinet would fail before a brick wall would give way. – Kris Jan 3 at 16:09
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I'd have no qualms hanging a kitchen wall cabinet on a single skin garage wall. 37cm deep sounds like a base cabinet. That's going to give scope for larger loads.

Should still be fine though. The closer you hang it to one of the piers, the better.

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    The cabinet has been on the wall for just over a week now. 👍 I ended up hanging it next to the pier. – James Jan 17 at 10:29
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Since there is nothing on the other side of the brick wall, you may want to consider drilling a hole through the wall, and securing the cabinet with nuts, bolts, and washers. Either get machined bolts that are the proper length depending on your wall+cabinet, or, buy some all-thread and cut it yourself. This may sound like overkill but some brick can be brittle and it’s hard for threads to “catch”.

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