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Old 05-14-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Square vanity cabinet, not square walls


I put a new vanity cabinet in a bathroom. That is when I found the walls are not square. The wall the back of the cabinet sets against is OK, the wall the side of the cabinet sets against is not square. The cabinet starts out flush against the side, but there is a gap about 2" at the front of the cabinet, between the cabinet and the wall. What can I use to fill the gap? The gap is way to wide for a sealer.
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Install a filler strip on the front edge of the cabinet.
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Got a picture.
Somethings really wrong for it to be that far off.
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Install a filler strip on the front edge of the cabinet.
Taper it as required.
And pictures would be good.
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The filler strip will solve the problem where the front of the cabinet meets the wall, but what about the vanity top where it hits the side wall? First idea would be to move the vanity off of the side wall. Second idea would be to buy a side splash and lay it flat on the vanity top rather than on edge. Last idea would be to build a small shelf to cover the edge out of the same material as the top or out of wood/drywalled/painted to match the room. That shelf could serve as a place to hold bath products. Hope that helps!

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Got a picture.
Somethings really wrong for it to be that far off.
No house or structure out there has square walls. You have to use a Filler Strip that is trimmed for the gap. The countertop covers the other gap.



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No house or structure out there has square walls. You have to use a Filler Strip that is trimmed for the gap. The countertop covers the other gap.
I agree that no house has perfectlt square walls and i agree about the filler strip for the front of the vanity. However please explain how a square countertop can cover the side gap. Seems to me that if it is tight to the back wall there will be a gap on the side as the OP described. If you make it tight to the side wall the back wall will have the gap.


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When you place the counter on top if stock, you will have to use one that may have to be custom cut if the gap is that bad. You should not have much more than a 1/8" gap at that corner. If really bad, you may end up having to adjust with the wall, by using filler strips behind the drywall to square it out.

I had a slight V at the corner and about 8" on my wall where my Vanity sits. It is not showing because we used the 4" Splashes on top of the granite top.

This is something that you are going to have to play around with with the cabinet and use Cardboard as your "filler" for the corner, until you are satisfied that you have it at a point that you can put the counter top on and from the normal eye, no one would be the wiser.

I would probably get a local shop that has leftovers from jobs that you can pick one up cheap and have them custom cut it for the variance if you can get it down where it does not look like the cabinet is crooked or at an angle.



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He said the front corner is 2 inches out. No side splash can hide that if on edge. His room is done so shimming the drywall at this point does not seem like an option.

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If his top is formica and he can get one that is at least 2 inches wider than he needs, yes he can scribe it to match the out of square wall. I was assuming a typical cultured marble top.

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You may be in need of a custom made top---

The top will need to match the wall angle---2 inches if really to much to 'fudge' with fillers or caulk---
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