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Published on March 22nd, 2017 | by ashock


Hackers Help: Wall Mounting IKEA STALL Shoe Cabinet?

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Hi IKEA Hackers,

I’ve seen many Pinterest pics with the STALL cabinet floating. When I look at the STALL assembly instructions, there’s only one flat piece that runs across the back of the cabinet. Its idea is for you to use it to fasten against the wall and the weight rests on the front legs. If I don’t want the front legs, what’s the best way to secure the cabinet against the wall? Would the cross beam be enough to support the full weight of the cabinet (46lbs) with proper wall anchors? I would like to wall mount three of these cabinets in a row.

One idea would be to run a cross beam underneath the cabinet to support the weight from the bottom in place of the legs. Would that be necessary? Love to hear your thoughts Hackers!


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3 Responses to Hackers Help: Wall Mounting IKEA STALL Shoe Cabinet?

  1. Marie says:

    I agree that in anchoring it, you should hit a stud. But I think one and a wall toggle is enough. In retail store we specify Fastenal wall toggles that can hold 50lbs each for displays. A ledge at the blotto would help, but I think mainly to help keep them level across the span.

  2. Etienne says:

    I just used some glue to fix a wood plate on the wall and twist some screw inside and lock the cabinet on it. Just my 2 cent.

  3. Bill says:

    I believe the cabinet can support this weight, so the one cross-beam is fine. For fixing it into the wall, I would not trust wall anchors as being strong enough. You will need to locate your studs and secure the cabinet to those. It’s wide enough for you to be able to hit two studs each, but you will have to put fresh holes in each cross-beam. If this is an outside wall, you might try to locate a horizontal stud, and adjust your mounting height accordingly. This may be easier.

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