Had an installer come out a few weeks ago to do a range hood. He messed up some of the mounts for underneath the cabinet and many of the holes are stripped now. I need to take it down to adjust it but I'm worried the surviving screws won't go back in when I reattach it since the cabinets are made of MDF.
- Would it be reasonable to put some wood blocks inside the cabinets and use longer screws to mount into them?
- Use a different fastener?
- Patch the holes in the MDF?
Open to ideas.
Per the instructions, the unit is meant to be hung from the wall and screwed into the cabinet above.
Cabinet looks similar to these, with a recessed bottom about half an inch: https://www.cabinetdistribution.com/cabinets/rta-kitchen-cabinets/dove-gray.html
Looking at it again it looks like the included screws were barely long enough to penetrate the bottom of the cabinet to begin with.