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Old 07-31-2020, 07:22 PM   #1
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Modifying custom cabinetry


I am looking to replace my slim 32" fridge for a larger 36" one.

Luckily the space does accomadate it but the custom cabinetry trim is in the way. I am not sure how to esthetically deal with the removal of the trim pieces framing the fridge.

Here are the options as I see them.

1. just do a strait cut on the outer trim board (pillar) to the hieght of the top of the new fridge.

2. do a strait cut but use the old trim piece from the floor (foot of the pillar) and mount it where the outter trim board was cut.

3. remove all trim and get a standard cabinet trim board and painted to match.

Any advice or tips would be helpful. Cabinetry seems to be a completely seperate art than normal construction/ renovation.


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Old 07-31-2020, 07:59 PM   #2
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And the height is OK?
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:02 PM   #3
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Yes, the height is the same from the old fridge to the new one.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:18 PM   #4
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I expect you would have to have some decent finish carpentry skills to make this look good.

A side view would be helpful. But I imagine you would carefully remove the bottom base trim (seperate the baseboard -below- from the part above the baseboard) in hopes of reusing it where you need to cut. Since you need to gain 2" on each side, you would cut the stiles off flush with the top of the fridge, and carefully remove the entire stile from the cabinet. (Assuming it can be removed and is not glued, because if its glued or screwed you will need to cut it in place.) You will move the bottom base trim up so that the bottom is even with the top of the fridge. Mark where your rope molding needs to be cut and cut it, removing the lower portion so that the base trim will fit. Then replace that face trim on the sides with pieces that are 2" narrower than they are now. And cut the base to fit back and look just as it does now.
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if i am reading this right = #1
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:55 AM   #6
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I guess you could lop the bottom of the column off and move it up to the corner above the fridge.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:13 PM   #7
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I wouldn't touch that with a 13 ft. pole, but i might install an overflow fridge/freezer in the garage. In our meager garage we have a freezer and a fridge / freezer combo and after living with those a few years we couldn't be without them.


That's why one builds the garage 28 ft. in length rather than minimum.







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