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Old 06-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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When cabinets are hung offset, so that one is higher than the others (or is a taller cabinet), I often see that the crown is run directly into the higher cabinet, like this:



When this is done, is it usually a custom/deeper cabinet, or is stock cabinetry hung with blocks or spacers behind it?

This is curiosity mainly.

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Back when I was building tract homes, we had deeper cabinets. Personally, that is the only way I would do it, spacing it out is just wasted space IMHO.

Doing it does help tremendously in breaking up the lines of the cabinet and it adds a lot to the appeal.

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Seeing how I made my own cabinets....I just made mine deeper.....and taller.



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What I'm talking about is something like bumping out the cabinet you have over the fridge - so the crown runs into the cabinet, rather than seeing the gap behind the crown on the lower cabinet.

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Yea.....That is on my list of things to finish...but if you look on the other side at the corner cabinet....you will see where the crown molding butts up against the cabinet.

As soon as we finish the 2-story addition...the cabinets over the fridge and across from it are coming out....we are moving the fridge to the other side and the wall next to and behind the fridge is coming out.

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I've done it both with a deep cabinet when using new cabinets, and with a spacer behind the cabinet when I was using old cabinets in a new location.





Works either way.

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If the cabinet just set out with space behind, there would be no way to hang the cabinet except to the ones on each side, it would be too far from the wall to hang through the back.
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If the cabinet just set out with space behind, there would be no way to hang the cabinet except to the ones on each side, it would be too far from the wall to hang through the back.
So you'd either be talking about deeper cabinets or putting framing in the back to hang them from. Most over-the-fridge cabinets are deeper with that in mind. That and you'd also be attaching them to the ceiling framing for added support, but not the only support as that's unlikely to be enough.
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So you'd either be talking about deeper cabinets or putting framing in the back to hang them from. Most over-the-fridge cabinets are deeper with that in mind. That and you'd also be attaching them to the ceiling framing for added support, but not the only support as that's unlikely to be enough.

The cabinet in the picture didn't got to the ceiling so no support there. The cabinet over a fridg is usually not very tall so not much weight and the support usually goes down to the floor. I did use cabinets that were that depth so I could hang on the wall. I wouldn't use blocking behind because it would not look good from below. JMHO
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Not sure what your going to be able to do with big box store cabinets....for a look like you want without the hack...cabinets have to be custom made.

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