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Old 05-26-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
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basement remodel on the cheap kitchen cabinet walls are not plumb.
What to use to fill 3/4" gap at countertop and still look nice




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Old 05-26-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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Caulk is about the only solution. Cheap will cost you in the long run....

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I am having trouble visualizing how the walls being out of plumb would cause that kind of gap. Can you take a pic?
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Are your basement walls leaning out that much to cause the 3/4" gap you mentioned? If so, why make up a new backsplash and attach it to the back of the countertop? Or if you are using a post formed top with the built in backsplash, add a piece of 1x behind it, flush with the top, and paint it when you are done. Pictures would help.
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"Caulk"?

How the heck do you "caulk" a 3/4" gap and make it look like something that would be even remotely acceptable?

What are the walls made of? Poured concrete? Framed and drywalled? Concrete block?

Yes a picture would be very helpful. I do know that "on the cheap" creates all kinds of gaps in all kinds of areas.
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Bud, I was being a bit sarcastic. OP said the basement was "done on the cheap". A CHEAP fix would be caulk.....
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Well shoot!!!!

I thought I was going to learn something new about caulking.
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I think the op chose the wrong words to describe his wall. If a wall is out of plumb by .75" in 4", that would put the top out by 18" if it were 8' tall
Well, if it was out of plumb consistent.


PS Is counter level front to back?
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OP says “countertop gap”.

What ever happened to scribing the top, backsplash or not?
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I agree somethings not clear here. Even a seriously out-of-plumb-wall wouldn't produce a 3/4" gap at contertop height no matter what. Some scribing may be required however.
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If you're not doing a backsplash you can tack up some trim - some of it's pre-finished/pre-stained and composite materials that are maintenance free.

There, done.

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