Hi, I'm not a carpenter but am reasonably handy and am looking for advice on either doing this job myself or having a professional carpenter do it.
We have custom kitchen shelving surrounding our refrigerator. The opening is 67" high on one end and about 67 and 1/4" high on the other. We currently have a refrigerator that is 66" high and we wish to replace it with a 67" model. It's possible therefore that when the new one is delivered, it will not quite fit.
I'm thinking I should prepare for this situation, but not quite sure what to do. The photo below shows the cabinetry. I've added some overlay lines to the picture. The green line outlines a front piece that I believe is cosmetic, not structural. The front piece is really nicely fitted so I can't remove it. The blue line shows where the bottom of the shelf is behind this front piece.
I believe if I could shave 1/4" off the bottom of this front piece, on the shorter side, I'd be good to fit in the new frig, but 1) I don't know if a planer is the right tool and 2) I don't want to really scar up this piece too badly.
Any advice on how to best do this? Thanks!