Speaking of leg position.. Today with my empty cabinet, in order to air it out more, I opened all the drawers fully and the doors...
You can guess what almost happened -- I just caught it in time as it was about to tip over onto me (!)
about that! From the photo it looked
as though it could be unstable - the oblong box looked to have too narrow a base to be stable. When I looked at the photo, I initially (mistakenly) thought that you must have had the back of the cabinet screwed to the wall, then I read that the front legs had been recessed and wondered how that was working out. Generally speaking, for stability, narrow cabinets need to have the feet extend outwards
, to widen the base of the footprint in the direction of potential fall. Of course, then, people may trip over the extended feet...
Probably simplest to screw the back of the thing into the timber wall studs behind the plaster.
As a standard safety precaution
we usually do that anyway with anything in the house which has a narrow footprint (e.g., bookcases), so's they don't fall over too easily in an earth tremor (fairly common in NZ) and squash someone's foot or maim a passing toddler in the process.