Wall mounted storage cabinets for kitchen furniture should be mounted directly to the structural wall studs. Even a relatively light cabinet is too heavy to be supported by plaster or drywall. Cabinets also have to be at the same level and plumb. What makes them up and down can be especially difficult when the walls of an old house are not vertical. Unless the cabinets are very small, an assistant is needed to fasten them to the wall while you mount them.
Measure the back of the cabinets and write down the dimensions. Draw lines on the wall, using your level and pencil, to put those dimensions on the wall where you want the cabinets to hang. Make sure the lines are level and plumb. The standard height for kitchen wall cabinets is approximately 20 inches above the countertop.
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Look for each right foot within the marked dimensions, using your electronic stud-viewer. Mark each bolt on the wall with a vertical line within the dimensions drawn from the cabinets. Then, measure the positions of the stud lines in relation to the vertical edges of the dimensions. Also mark the vertical lines on the backs of the cabinets in those measurements. Holes in the back of the cabinets with a drill bit and the pilot. Put two holes along each vertical line that indicates a bolt with a 6-inch hole in the top of the cabinet and a 6-inch hole in the bottom.