Anchoring Upper Case of Tallboy?
Issue: Issue 272
Posted Date: 4/5/2011
My name is Mohamad Zaatar from John Edmondson High School in Sydney, New
South Wales [Australia], and I am making a tallboy for my major
project. I would like to know how to stabilize the tallboy once it is
finished so it doesn't tip once all the drawers are open while they
are full. - Mohamad Zaatar
I'd borrow from the grandfather clock manufacturers. Many of them
currently send out new tall case clocks with a tie strap that simply
attaches from the back of the clock to an anchor or screw in the
wall. It is a simple and effective solution, even if not a very
elegant one. Since nobody sees the back side, I'd probably use this
system myself. The last one I set up for a customer used nylon "zip"
tie material. A small piece of chain or cable, like picture frame
hanging cable, would be a good choice, too.