Originally Posted by dlawman
There is an existing built in cabinet in a cut out space. I was thinking of using the old cabinet floor as a base and cutting the new cabinet floor and pushing new floor /cabinet over the existing. Would this be easier?
"easier" depends on your skill level and what you want the finished product to look like.
The "old cabinet floor" is built between the two sides and back of the cabinet.
To be able to leave the "floor" means you have to cut the sides and back of the cabinet while it's in place.
Then you have to cut the lower sides and the back of the new cabinet to remove the toe kick.
You'll still have to lift the new cab over the piping unless you're removing the new back and just using the sides and front
I think I understand.....
I've just never seen it done this way.
Store bought cabinets have no structural integrity once you start removing backs and bottoms.
So you'll be relying on your ability install the bastardized cabinet so the doors are aligned and operate properly.
And you have to be skilled enough on your install to assure that this mish-mash will be able to support your new granite countertop.
I just threw that in to be funny....I hope.....