Baseboard Fro Kraftmaid Cabinets - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Baseboard fro Kraftmaid cabinets

We are purchasing some Kraftmaid cabinets and plan to do the install on our own... There is an issue with the baseboards for the island that no one ssems to be able to answer for us! The base of the cabinet is 4 1/2 inches from the floor. The "ogee pilaster" decorative baseboard is 4 1/4 ". Whay would this be? What is the installation technique that would not show a 1/4" gap? Any help would greatly appreciated!!


christyonline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
DIY staff

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 25,728
Rewards Points: 7,174

Can you post a picture or link to that detail piece?


New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern Minnesota
Posts: 113
Rewards Points: 77

Most of the time a base shoe is installed after the cabinets are all set. This looks like a quarter is 3/4" high x 1/2" thick with a rounded top edge. This piece hides any shimming that was done on the cabinets. It should hide the gap on the island. I am guessing the company made the base 1/4" shy just for ease of installation. I have seen some installations where they leave the gap at the top, sloppy as it is, expecting that people won't see up under the toe space.
MNsawyergp is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen cabinets - Are Ikea cabinets good? What other mfgs have you used? whataboutj Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 24 11-09-2012 06:14 PM
How Hard is it to Modify RTA Cabinets? mystic_cobra Carpentry 16 03-07-2012 08:53 AM
Refinishing old Cabinets ryanb4614 Carpentry 4 08-18-2011 06:24 PM
KraftMaid cabinets BlueBSH Building & Construction 8 09-27-2010 08:51 PM
My Kitchen Floor-Problems!!! Please Help!!! Fat b Flooring 3 01-25-2007 03:21 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1