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Mudkicker 01-01-2013 10:29 AM

Floor under retrofitted dishwasher
 
Hello,
I have retrofitted a dishwasher in my older home with oak cabinets.
I used a plywood to level the floor. And now the ugly plywood is flush with the ceramic. I thought that the dishwasher's bottom cover would have covered the plywood but I was very wrong. Any ideas of an easy fix. Only thing that I came up with was finishing the plywood best I could and staining it.
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oh'mike 01-01-2013 10:50 AM

Get a piece of oak ranch style baseboard---rip
it to the correct width---
miter both ends with little returns to hide the side openings---
glue it--
stain and finish and slip it over the ugly plywood.

stephen9666 01-01-2013 12:02 PM

The above solution is a good one.

I suppose a temp solution would be a paint the wood black so it matches the kick plate. It would at least be less noticeable, but probably wouldn't look great.

Mudkicker 01-01-2013 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1083860)
Get a piece of oak ranch style baseboard---rip
it to the correct width---
miter both ends with little returns to hide the side openings---
glue it--
stain and finish and slip it over the ugly plywood.

thanks for the reply. if i glue it down, i will not be able to pull out the washer(repairs, etc.) because there will not be enough clearance.

oh'mike 01-01-2013 04:23 PM

Use silicone caulk---if you (when?) need to remove it slip a putty knife or painters tool between the trim and the floor-
--the silicone caulk will split and release the trim.


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