My contractor attached a large, fixed wood decorative panel to hide a structural column in my home. It was attached to the column with screwed in magnets that look like the Super-Mite Heavy Duty Magnetic Catch. There are at least two sets of these magnets – one set in the middle, one set at the top of the panel, and possibly more near the bottom but I can’t see given the view is blocked by adjacent cabinets. In addition, the cabinet sits on a lip to prevent it from sliding down.
My question is: how strong are these kind of magnets to secure a large block of wood? Given the area where this panel is in my home (right behind the kitchen table), it tends to get a lot of bumps when guests pull chairs back too fast without looking. Do these magnets make for a very secure fit or do I need to worry about someone bumping the panel the wrong way and making it come loose / crashing down? I have every reason to believe my contractor knew what he was doing, but I am worried about user error.
Photos below – one from the front, one from the side showing the magnets (not a great view, apologies). Thank you!