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Old 01-01-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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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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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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