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Old 04-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Due to a mismeasurement I am now having to use a 3" wood spacer between two new bathroom cabinets I am installing.

I've never installed cabinets before. I am wondering what the best and easiest way to attach these together are.

I do not have access to a drill press or anything crazy to make angled pilot holes just my standard cordless drill so I'm assuming that's what I should do.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
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Remove the door and drawer (if it has one)

You are going to screw that filler to the face frame of the cabinet---

Drill 3 holes into through the face frame --from the outer edge whare the filler will sit--into the inside of the cabinet---Make the hole large enough that a scre will pass without binding in the hole--

Add a counter sink to the inside of the cabiner so the screw head is flush ith the surface--

Clamp the filler in place---screw the two together--

Avoid black drywall screws---they are brittle and the head might snap off--use the gold colored screws.

An 1/8" pilot hole might be needed into the filler if the wood is really hard.---Mike---


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Old 04-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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mikes right. its a standard practice for cabinet makers
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Efface thine cabinets from memory, and get Thee to a podiatrist...

(Sorry, just couldn't resist making a comment on those bunions being in the pic.)
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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What mike said.

And just to reinforce somethings...clamps are pretty mandatory in this case, to get the right placement and a good result. And definitely drill out the holes through the filler piece wider than the screws that are going through it or you won't get it tight to the cabinet before you start to split it.
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