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Lollymagoo 01-23-2011 01:21 PM

Soffits for Installing Peninsula Cabinets
 
My husband and I are currently planning on building a soffit box so we can hang our peninsula cabinets. On one end, it will be screwed into a 12" partition wall. The other end will be "open faced." We plan on adding bridging to our ceiling joists, so we can secure the soffit box on the topside.

Does anyone have any helpful hints on construction techniques and/or securing methods?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

gregzoll 01-23-2011 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Lollymagoo
My husband and I are currently planning on building a soffit box so we can hang our peninsula cabinets. On one end, it will be screwed into a 12" partition wall. The other end will be "open faced." We plan on adding bridging to our ceiling joists, so we can secure the soffit box on the topside.

Does anyone have any helpful hints on construction techniques and/or securing methods?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Not something that is done anymore with Kitchens. Soffits went away after the eighties.

Lollymagoo 01-23-2011 11:44 PM

Well, I'm thinking I'll have to risk having a retro-80's kitchen then. I'm not really sure how else to bring 18" peninsula cabinets within reach for the regular-heighted, non-NBA human. We've staged the cabinets on the ceiling and that just looks ridiculous.

gregzoll 01-24-2011 08:07 AM

You may want to rethink, since also nowdays, people want to be able to use Peninsula's as a way to break the Kitchen from the other space, but do not want cabinets in the way to be able to stand and talk to people in the other space. More and more Kitchens are going with the Open plan, as I stated before, no longer are you seeing these types of Kitchen Designs.

Ron6519 01-24-2011 08:47 AM

Design issues aside, it would help if you posted pictures of the ceiling structure the cabinets will be attached to.
Ron


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