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Old 05-31-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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Are these problems normal with new cabinets?


Awhile back I installed some kitchen cabinets. Some of the the sides were not plumb and I had to belt sand them straight, otherwise I could not clamp and screw them together. Also not all the tops were level, sometimes the top of the front would be 1/16 " lower than the top of the side, and like that.
I was pressed for time so I did not consider taking them back to be replaced. Should I have done this? Or are these imperfections normal in new cabinets?

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They are only normal in low end mass produced cabinets. You should have returned them if possible. If not, you should have planed them down or used shims.

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Ah. A planer would have been better than a belt sander?
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yes.Faster and flatter.
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I just use a set of these. There going to be able to pull them together and hold the faces flat at the same time.
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