Originally Posted by Tom Trostel
A PO installed a dorm fridge in my Compact Jr. It sits on 2 studs of 2"x 2" wood with a strap up the sides and over the top. The strap ends are nailed to the studs. The exterior trim touches the fridge on sides, top, and bottom. It has not moved a millimeter in the 11 years I have owned it.
Thanks Rez, Tom, Bob, and Robert for you comments.
I like both the suggestions on building a box, and using straps. I may end up doing both!
This afternoon I re-installed the single strap that I had installed previously. I tried both with the strap laying flat on top of the fridge, and with wood spacers under the strap, as shown in the photo.
I'm wondering if a piece of 1/2" plywood, the size of the fridge's top, placed under the strap on top, would add more holding force? What do you think?
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I do like the idea of a box or wood cage on the sides and top of the fridge, so maybe I will see if I can find room for the boards around the sides of the fridge.
Thanks again for you very helpful suggestions and comments.