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georgiabird 10-24-2012 08:29 PM

Help! Our contractor left us with a mess.
Hi. My hubby and I just paid to have our kitchen partially remodeled. I paid the contractor cash, upfront...I know, a huge mistake. He only finished about 80% of the job, and we haven't heard from him again.

Now, we have only found a few people willing to come in behind him and fix/finish his work. So now we are getting estimates.

The original contractor hung our cabinets uneven (about 1/4 inch difference at the bottom), the man who came in yesterday to give us an estimate said he wanted to sand that 1/4" off. I've never heard of this. Can you sand off the front/bottom of a prefab. cabinet to make it look even? My thought is the cabinet needs to be taken down and moved up slightly, but I don't really know anything about construction.

My other question is this: We had one of the entrances to our kitchen closed in (creating a wall), but the contractor didn't remove the corner beads before he put up the sheetrock/drywall it looks uneven. Are the corner beads supposed to be removed?

Thanks for any input!

paul100 10-24-2012 08:50 PM

The cabinet should be reset. I never heard of them being sanded. It would look very uneven.

The corner bead should of been removed.

BigJim 10-24-2012 10:10 PM

The cabinet should not be sanded, like you said, it needs to be moved up so the bottoms will be flush. Also the corner beads should have been removed and sanded smooth then taped and mud.

DannyT 10-24-2012 10:34 PM

find another contractor. the corner beads should have been removed.

ToolSeeker 10-25-2012 07:32 AM

Trust your instincts sounds like you already know more than the last guy.
Reset cabinets remove and remud beads.

joecaption 10-25-2012 07:38 AM

Dito on all counts.

georgiabird 10-25-2012 08:40 AM

Thanks so much for responding! :)

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