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Old 08-16-2018, 07:13 PM   #1
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I just installed some cabinets I purchased at Lowe’s for my garage. I tried dry fitting the toe kick which is 96 inches long. It is exactly 4 inches wide as is the space it is filling. It got stuck when I was trying to get it out so I need to shave off a little. What is the best way to do this?
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What have you for ,saws, sanders, planes, router and what would you like to tell the wife you need?
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Sounds fairly serious, better get this one …..
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Do you mean you need to make it shorter than 96" or you need to make it narrower than 4"? If the latter, is it tight all the way or is your garage floor slightly uneven/sloped?
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I need to make it narrower than the 4 inches. 96 is the righ length. I placed the cabinets ove those rubber garage squares to keep them off floor so they do not absorb water when I clean garage or from melting snow
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It is tight the whole way across
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Table saw would be first choice.
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Yes but mine is currently out of commission. I was thinking of sanding the edge


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If you cut 1/8" off the top edge you will not see it when installed.
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Some of the lumber yards can be talked into a cut for a couple $s
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...It got stuck when I was trying to get it out...
Do you plan on taking it out regularly? Maybe I'm just lazy, but I'd jam it in once and leave it there.
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Do you plan on taking it out regularly? Maybe I'm just lazy, but I'd jam it in once and leave it there.
Don't force it, use a bigger hammer.
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Following Murphy's law, if you put it in there real tight, then somehow, someway, sometime, something very important will drop and get in there.
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