Installing Your Garage Wall Cabinet

What You'll Need
Electric drill

Installing your garage wall cabinet doesn't have to be a hassle. If you give yourself enough time and follow the instructions included with most do-it-yourself kits, you’ll have it up in no time.

Finding Studs

When installing your garage wall cabinet, you want to make sure that you are screwing it into the studs on the wall. Otherwise, there’s a very good chance that your cabinet will eventually fall off, damaging the wall, the cabinet, and possibly anything that is stored within it. To find the studs, tap on the wall with a hammer. When you hit a stud, the sound will be duller and not as hollow as hitting just wall. 

Leveling Your Garage Wall Cabinet

Before installation, you want to make sure that your cabinet will be level. Make a mark on the stud where you want to attach the cabinet.  Take your level, and use it to mark a spot on the second stud, horizontal to the first mark. Once you have both spots marked, double check they are parallel to one another.

How to Install

On the back of your cabinet, you will find two wooden rails: one running along the top of your cabinet and the other running along the bottom. Using 3-inch long, flat head screws, screw your cabinet securely to the wall, being sure to penetrate the rails. Before attaching the screws to the cabinet, be sure to use a washer between each screw and the cabinet. This will ensure the screws don’t slip with wear.