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"Update: this is a BROR cabinet so it’s a steel material. [...] I was going to use the bottom set of holes to attach to the wall. Is it ok to do that? I only plan on keeping lighter weight stuff in it (paper towels, etc) so additional 15-20 lbs at most." To add to other answers, another reason why it is absolutely wrong to only use the bottom ...


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Why would you have to use the same fixing place? Follow the stud, and screw in at least 2" away from that hole!


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If you use the middle set of holes instead of the top one, traction load on the screw (red) will be about double with the same weight in the cupboard( blue). That's due to leverage. How about just driving the screw into the stud at an angle to dodge the damage done by the previous accident?


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Assuming that to the right in the photo is “the other cabinet” you mentioned, you probably don’t want this approach and should use one of the other answers, since you’d probably have to redo that. But this will definitely work, and if I assume incorrectly and you haven’t put up the other cabinet yet (or for other readers in a similar situation but who haven’...


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There's a further option not mentioned above, and one that may suit someone less handy: Use a solid wall anchor or threaded insert. Using an anchor or insert would allow you to continue to use the existing hole in the cabinet. There's plenty of variations of wood anchors but options include Screw-it-Again and EZ Lok threaded inserts. The Screw-it-Again ...


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Continuing from Solar Mike's excellent answer: Use a longer screw. However, one must be sure that there is no electrical or plumbing behind that point that could be penetrated by the longer screw. Put the screw somewhere else vertically. It may mean drilling a hole in the back of the cabinet to run the screw through instead of using the predefined hole. ...


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I would be considering two options: using larger screws into the stud. gluing a dowel into the hole in the stud, even drilling out the hole to 6mm or 8mm and then, once the glue is dried drilling a pilot hole for the new screws. For me Option 2 is my preferred choice.


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