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Old 08-30-2006, 09:35 PM   #16
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Hey gang, I just finished leveling out a 9x12 kitchen for new cabinets. I started with my high spot approx. 3ft. from one corner and went from 3/8 to 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 to 1/2 back to the high spot around the room.
I ripped 2x4 to as close as i could and then shimmed them up to level and put down 3/4 T&G. Not perfect but alot closer than it was.


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Old 09-12-2006, 08:30 PM   #17
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When I installed my cabinets I use a combination of shimming and cutting. The high end of my floor was on the side that did not have applicance. So trimming was not a issue.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:09 PM   #18
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These are the kinds of horror stories that make competant trades people shudder. Any one qualified to install cabinets would know better than to cut 1.5 inches of the height. None of the appliances that relate to the floor will fit; range, dishwasher, ice maker,etc. As many have already stated, cabinets are always shimmed up, never cut down. Good luck trying to get the installer to shim them back to the proper height and install a toe kick to hide his goof up. With modern appliance makers caught up in what I call the "bigger SUV syndrome" they often fit so tightly that even just adding the thickness of a new layer of ceramic tile will not work.
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:35 PM   #19
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This is what makes a good cabinet installer. The very basics are start with the floors high point on base cabinets and the low ceiling point for wall cabinets.

For an inch and a half I might have ripped some long furring strips (say three of them) and got the floor close then shimmed. The again if the floor was that far off I wouldnt bother with new cabinets unless I was fixing the entire floor because the angled toe kick will be very obvious after and even if you couldnt feel an inch and a half (I could) you would certainly see it!
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Old 10-02-2006, 12:20 AM   #20
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We've been looking at homes lately and we found one with an odd floor situation. The master bedroom floor was 3/4" lower than the master bath and the hallway. The hallway was 3/4" lower than the living room area, which adjoined the kitchen. The kitchen and bathrooms had new tile installed, and the hall and living room had new carpet.

I found out what the problem was when I got to the kitchen. The stove was almost 2" taller than the adjacent cabinets. The cabinets 'felt' low.

On further examination, the dingus had just laid underlayment and tiled over it, trapping the dishwasher in, and set the new stove on top. The toe kick area of the cabinets was almost nonexistent. He proceeded to carry this all the way to the doorway of the MB in the hall, and into the bathroom to the doorway of the MB again.

I didn't want to know what was originally under it.

Sounds like you hired this guy to install your cabinets.


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