How to Install a Medicine Cabinet

Written by: Erica Spangler

Installing a recessed medicine cabinet is relatively easy. Once you find your studs and add extra support, you will be able to use your medicine cabinet for extra storage in no time.

Tools / Materials:

- Medicine Cabinet

- Stud Finder

- Cardboard

- Pencil

- Drywall Cutter

- Screwdriver

- Screws

- 2' x 4's

Products:

Shop Medicine Cabinets and Shop Screwdrivers

Step by Step Instructions

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet: Step 1

Step 1:

Find studs with a stud finder or by using other stud finding methods. Studs are anywhere from 12 to 24 inches apart.

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet: Step 2

Step 2:

Cut out a cardboard template. This helps find the perfect placement for your medicine cabinet.

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet: Step 3

Step 3:

Trace a template on the wall between studs. Make sure your template is level.

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet: Step 4

Step 4:

Make an inspection hole in the drywall. This will ensure that you will not hit any obstructions, such as, plumbing or wiring.

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet: Step 5

Step 5:

Cut out the hole. Use the drywall cutter to cut out the hole. Test to make sure the medicine cabinet fits.

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet: Step 6

Step 6:

Add support by using 2 by 4’s. Cut them to the appropriate length and screw them in above and below the medicine cabinet for a framed fit.

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet: Step 7

Step 7:

Make sure the cabinet is level and use the provided screws to securely mount the cabinet.

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet: Step 8

Step 8:

Finish the installation by adding any other pieces like screw caps to the exposed screws.

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