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Old 11-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #16
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It has to go back 3 more inches so i don't think I will be ripping out the drywall.
No one is saying anything about "ripping out any drywall".

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The 1/4 is the whole way down the vanity.
No kidding! It is a typical overhang on a typical cabinet face frame.

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The 1/4 is the whole way down the vanity. (power-plane)
You are asking for trouble. If you don't already own a power-plane then you don't possess enough experience with a power-plane to use a power-plane on this project. I see disaster looming.

Channel the drywall.

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Old 11-27-2011, 01:12 PM   #17
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How about a photo that shows the area of where the cabinet is to go rather than a microscopic view of the cabinet corner?

How deep into that (alcove) is the cabinet to go?
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I say again. Notch the drywall. Do it.
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Notching the drywall is the amateur way of taking care of this problem.

The cabinet comes with scribe flanges for a reason.
They are made to be cut and trimmed to fit an opening.

When I go to install cabinets, my power planer is the #1 tool I make sure is in the truck.

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How about a photo that shows the area of where the cabinet is to go rather than a microscopic view of the cabinet corner?

How deep into that (alcove) is the cabinet to go?
He said 3". That that is more channeling than even Shirley MacLaine wants to get into.

I defer to Cleve on the power planer over the router. No doubt it's going to give a better result finish-wise than routing it.
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Both the router and a planer will give a flawless fit---I would choose the tool that is easiest for the homeowner to get----
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Both the router and a planer will give a flawless fit---I would choose the tool that is easiest for the homeowner to get----
Yes….. but if OP is going to purchase a tool for the job it should be a router. Way more likely to find future uses for than a planer.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:09 PM   #23
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He said 3". That that is more channeling than even Shirley MacLaine wants to get into.
No it's not! He only needs to sink the face-frame extension, not the entire cabinet-end.
Cut a channel 5/8" wide and 3/16" deep by 35" tall in the drywall and tuck the cabinet into the channel. Any slight damage that may occur to the face of the drywall can be easily repaired if need be.
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Notching the drywall is the amateur way of taking care of this problem.

The cabinet comes with scribe flanges for a reason.
They are made to be cut and trimmed to fit an opening.

When I go to install cabinets, my power planer is the #1 tool I make sure is in the truck.

For those of you who don't have one in your arsenal, it'll be the best $145.00 you will ever spend........and yes I have the Bosch.....for several reasons
Don't tell me what amateur is. Amateur is still talking about this dead horse days after the original question. Just shove the damn thing in and move on. I could have done an entire house of cabinents including a new kitchen by now. Gzzzz...Get a clue people. It's a little vanity. This guy doesn't need to invest in a bunch of tools and probably destroy the thing in the process. Heck, take a hammer and a block of wood and beat the wall over a quarter inch. Quit standing around the thing like it's something from outer space that you don't have a clue how it works. Amateur. If you only knew.
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No it's not! He only needs to sink the face-frame extension, not the entire cabinet-end.
Cut a channel 5/8" wide and 3/16" deep by 35" tall in the drywall and tuck the cabinet into the channel. Any slight damage that may occur to the face of the drywall can be easily repaired if need be.
I think he is saying that the entire cabinet needs to slide directly back 3" from that corner. So the channel would need to be 3 and 3/16" deep.
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You show the left side in your pics, what about the right side? Can you just remove the drywall on that side? It looks like you will have the drawer rubbing on the left side if you cut it flush with the drawer face.
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From the picture it looks like if you take the 1/4" on the one side the drawer will rub the wall.

I vote for the router method to remove 1/8" from both sides.
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If you must cut it, score the face and then run the whole thing through a table saw if you're a little shy about a skillsaw
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If you must cut it, score the face and then run the whole thing through a table saw if you're a little shy about a skillsaw
Run the cabinet through a table saw ???
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Run the cabinet through a table saw ???
There you have it. There are no more ways to make a vanity fit. Either chose one of those or build another cabinet. Good luck with it.

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