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Horizontal support structures beneath the floor running between load bearing walls.

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cleats will run parallel and in-between joists. This way the screws I drive through the cabinet into the cleats will be hidden by the toe kick. These cleats will be screwed 8" to either side of one … joist. Once everything is finished, I think most of the load be distributed on a portion of the hardwood floor ultimately supported by three joists... although full weight of the cabinet & counter …
asked Jan 20 '13 by Pete
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One option is to screw cleats perpendicular to the joists. Benefits: load of the cabinets + counter will be more evenly distributed on 2x4's which are perpendicular to joists. Downsides: I … will have to screw the base cabinets through the sides of the island. This way, screws will be visible. When the cleat is parallel to the joists, my kitchen layout will allow me to screw through the …
answered Jan 20 '13 by Pete