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Old 03-04-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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How to hide shims on the wall cabinet?


Because of the wall, shim have to be used for the first cabinet on the left side which is at the end no other cabinet will be connected to it. How to hide the shims on this cabinet?

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It's called "scribe", a 1/4" x 3/4" (or a little smaller) flat trim with one corner rounded off.
It's made just for this.
Lowes or your local trim shop or lumber yard has it.

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It's called "scribe", a 1/4" x 3/4" (or a little smaller) flat trim with one corner rounded off.
It's made just for this.
Lowes or your local trim shop or lumber yard has it.
Fantastic~!!!!Thanks so much. My headache is gone now
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sometimes a finish panel can be installed, its simply a slightly larger panel of matching plywood that gets cut to fit hiding any gaps and eliminates a small molding at the edge which can sometimes look out of place
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sometimes a finish panel can be installed, its simply a slightly larger panel of matching plywood that gets cut to fit hiding any gaps and eliminates a small molding at the edge which can sometimes look out of place
Thanks very much. How to get a panel that has the same color of the cabinet? There is also custom color stain available?

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How to get a panel that has the same color of the cabinet?
The cabinet manufacturer will offer them to match (or close to it)
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If it is a wood cabinet and you can get the same wood a really good painter can match the stain. Have done it lots in insurance work.
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If they are factory built cabinets, look at the end of the cabinet where the front frame joins the end. If it projects beyond the end about 3/16" then like woodworkbykirk said, it should have a "skin". The manufacturer should have them that match the finish of the cabinets. They can be glued on with a spreadable adhesive for complete contact, or contact cement , (if you have no pilot light in the stove), to avoid any nails. If the size of a scribe is too noticeable try a small piece of quarter round molding.
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If they are factory built cabinets, look at the end of the cabinet where the front frame joins the end. If it projects beyond the end about 3/16" then like woodworkbykirk said, it should have a "skin". The manufacturer should have them that match the finish of the cabinets. They can be glued on with a spreadable adhesive for complete contact, or contact cement , (if you have no pilot light in the stove), to avoid any nails. If the size of a scribe is too noticeable try a small piece of quarter round molding.
Make sure the skin is 12" wide and not 11 1/4" as you'll need room to scribe. If not, you'll need to purchase a wider skin
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