Installing Toe Kick On Ultracraft Cabinets - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling > Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 09-01-2015, 09:10 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York City, NY
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 44
Default

Installing Toe kick on ultracraft cabinets


Hi,

I am a handy individual and I bought ultracraft kitchen cabinets for my reno and the tall cabinets do not have their toe kicks attached. Normally I see the toe kick integrated with the cabinet. In this case, the toe kick is a big square and the cabinet rests on that square. My question is how do I secure the toe kick to the cabinet? I know I can probably drill screws diagonally through them but that would look like an ugly hack. I am wondering what is the best way to attach the toe kicks when they come this way?

Thanks!
elsewhere is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-01-2015, 09:22 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,194
Rewards Points: 5,348
Default


If the cabinet rests on this, it's a cabinet base, not a tow kick. A toe kick is a piece of trim that gets attached to the base under the cabinet. If you think you need to attach the cabinet to the base, shoot a couple of finish nails through the cabinet floor into the base.
Attach the tow kick the front. I usually wrap the base molding around the cabinet and turn it into a toe kick.
__________________
Ron
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
B. Franklin 1759
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-01-2015, 09:28 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New York City, NY
Posts: 18
Rewards Points: 44
Default


Thanks for your answer. If that is the case then it looks like I just got the cabinet base. I don't see anything that looks like it should be nailed in front to be the toe kick. My problem is that the cabinet is tall and I don't have a lot of room in my small house to lay it on the floor, but I guess this is what I have to do - ugh! the cabinet is suppose to go floor to ceiling. I hope it wasn't measured too tall

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron6519 View Post
If the cabinet rests on this, it's a cabinet base, not a tow kick. A toe kick is a piece of trim that gets attached to the base under the cabinet. If you think you need to attach the cabinet to the base, shoot a couple of finish nails through the cabinet floor into the base.
Attach the tow kick the front. I usually wrap the base molding around the cabinet and turn it into a toe kick.
elsewhere is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-01-2015, 09:35 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,194
Rewards Points: 5,348
Default


That's why you have the separate base. You can tilt the cabinet up and lift it onto the base. If they were attached, the cabinet would hit the ceiling.
Toe kicks are usually ordered separately. If you are using the base molding as a base, you don't need to order it with the cabinets. The cabinet guy should have gone over the options at the time of ordering. These matching toe kicks can be ordered if that's what you want.
__________________
Ron
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
B. Franklin 1759
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding 12" upper cabinets to already 42" ? DIY-Her Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 10 02-23-2016 12:04 PM
Tiles before or after kitchen cabinets? nipab Remodeling 9 01-05-2015 11:19 AM
Installing outlets in cabinets Ebierley Electrical 7 02-06-2013 10:44 PM
Refinishing old Cabinets ryanb4614 Carpentry 4 08-18-2011 06:24 PM
installing kitchen cabinets ncoppola09 Carpentry 9 01-06-2007 09:07 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts