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Old 07-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Material for kitchen cabinets bottoms

Hello; I have had many times the need to change kitchen cabinets because the material usually is some low-grade plywood. I am referring
especially to the bottom portion under the kitchen sink where there is usually some water; and the plywood would get rut.
Have you seen some type of strong material like strong plastic that I can install under the kitchen sink ? Or some type of marble or some type of granite that can be installed in place of the plywood so if there is water it will last a long time ? Thank You


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Old 07-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Gabriel8642 View Post
I have had many times the need to change kitchen cabinets because the material usually is some low-grade plywood.
Rentals? I stopped using sink bases in mine.
Set a board across the gap to hide the sink (L brackets).
Extend the flooring into the opening.

If feeling fancy you can hang a curtain off the back of that board.
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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A simple piece of linoleum laid in the bottom will help.
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I pulled one last week and there was no sink cabinet.

The sink was suspended from the countertop and the facing for the "cabinet" was attached to the cabinets on either side with "L" brackets.

There was a board scabbed onto the back wall, and the sides of the neighbor cabinets, and a piece of plywood rested on these and served as the cabinet bottom.

I think when I go to re-install, I'll just leave out the "bottom" because I'll be tiling the floor.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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I just finished that repair today! :-)
We weren't aware of a small leak (2 actually) on the water supply valves.
I tore out the entire base which turned out to be t-111 siding turned upside down so the smooth side was up.

I put in some fir 2 x 4's around the inside and across the middle, then cut three pieces of 3/4 melamine coated shelving to cover the bottom.

Waiting for a plumber to come replace the two valves. I am too big and too old to try to get up in that corner.

Gee, the white melamine looks pretty spanky. :-)
For now, we have a drip pan catching the slow leaks.
Hope to get someone out tomorrow.

Note: It is amazing what goes on under and behind those cabinets.
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