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SandyK 01-31-2009 08:56 PM

Covering cabinet underside - some help please
 
Hi guys, looking for some ideas for our cabinet laundry room project.

We just installed some wall cabinets/cubbies in what used to be a laundry room closet. They are up about 5 1/2 feet - what will go under them is a nice piece of hardwood (1x4) with a routed decorative edge that will hold coat hooks. Under that will be beadboard and a bench held up with brackets.

The cabinets on the wall are up high enough to see the underside of the cabinets, including all the bare edges, the gap between the two cabinets (can't see it in front because of the face frames).

What do you use to cover this area so that every time I walk into the room, the ugly underside is not stareing me in the face?

I've thought of covering it with beadboard and extending the bottom of the cabinets with a piece of 1/2 x 1.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance

Sandy

Jay123 02-01-2009 12:20 AM

Hey Sandy

Don't know if I can get back later, but a pic might be helpful.

J

angus242 02-01-2009 01:02 AM

Most cabinet manufacturers sell skins that are the correct width to fit under the upper cabinets. However, unless you put some kind of molding on the bottom of the cabinet, you'll see the edge of the skin.

Jay123 02-01-2009 01:04 AM

Heck angus, I was gonna tell 'em that....after I got outta the clink :(

J

sawduststeve 02-01-2009 08:14 PM

I would think that a person could take a nice piece of say 1/4" oak plywood and cut it to fit and then fasten it with some glue and fine nails or even get something that you like in a decorative wallboard and then cut it to fit and glue it on with some liquid nails. Just some thoughts! Steve :thumbup:

SandyK 02-01-2009 09:28 PM

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I would think that a person could take a nice piece of say 1/4" oak plywood and cut it to fit and then fasten it with some glue and fine nails or even get something that you like in a decorative wallboard and then cut it to fit and glue it on with some liquid nails. Just some thoughts! Steve
That was my initial thought in my OP;

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I've thought of covering it with beadboard and extending the bottom of the cabinets with a piece of 1/2 x 1.

Either running the beadboard underneath the cabinets and extend the bottom of the cabinet with a matching trim.

I will probably use 1/4 birch ply or most likely 1/4 MDF, painted to match the white cabinet.

Thanks for the ideas.

Here's a pic;

http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/20...425x425Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/10...425x425Q85.jpg
The bottom of the cabinet is a natural birch veneer possibly - just frame on the underside where the particle board is bare is the problem.

I could always paint that I guess.

Still have the crown and fillers on the sides to do.

Thanks again.


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