What Is a Wall Cupboard?

Misty Amber Brighton
Misty Amber Brighton
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Woman holding a book

Many people like to hang cabinets on the wall of a kitchen, bathroom, or utility room. A wall cupboard is one that is designed to be hung above a counter top in order to provide valuable storage space. It might be made of wood, metal, or vinyl and have shelves inside to hold small items. This type of cupboard normally has two doors, which might be solid wood or contain glass or mirrored inserts.

A wall cupboard comes in many different sizes, and the right one can depend on what this cabinet is being used for. One that is around 24 inches (60.96 cm) long and wide could be a good choice for storing medicines or spices. This may not be big enough for storing dishes, so a wall-mounted cupboard might need to be around 3 feet (.92 m) long and 2 feet (.61 m) wide if being used in the kitchen.

Wood is often used to make a wall cupboard, especially if it is an antique model. Metal and vinyl are also used, and these types are typically hung in a garage or basement. Some models may have a shelf located underneath the cabinet, while others have a hanging bar or hooks located there.

There are normally two doors on a wall cupboard, but some could include open shelving. These doors normally swing to either side so that a user can access all or only part of the cabinet. Some cupboard doors are solid wood or metal, while others could be glass. There are also models that have wooden doors with frosted glass or mirrored panels in the center of them, and these types of cupboards are often used in a bathroom.

Some types of wall cupboards have multiple shelves, while others have only one. Many have shelves that are adjustable so that different-sized items can be placed inside it. Others could have pockets on the inside of the cupboard doors to hold small items, and this is common for those used in a kitchen pantry.

A wall-mounted cupboard must be attached to the surface using special screws. Ones that are around 1/2-inch (1.27 cm) in diameter and 2 inches (5.08 cm) long are usually good choices. These are typically placed in the top and bottom corners of the cabinet in order to hold it in place. This should be done carefully in order to make sure the cupboard is properly anchored and no electrical wiring is disturbed while doing so.

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