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Freestanding Kitchen Cabinets Design9/27
I've been commissioned to build a set of kitchen cabinets that resemble freestanding furniture - FF, inset, painted and "legs" clipped at an angle- they will be a few inches thick. No kicks. Truly a freestanding look. Tops are granite - longest run is about 52" Although freestanding in appearance, they will be permanently placed.
I'm struggling with how to secure the "legs." Independently or run the FF to the floor? Independently attached legs will be full thickness Hard Maple. If running the FF to the floor will be 7/8" stock with applied thickness underneath the box.
If independently fastened, the bottom rail will leave a recessed area about 1" as the decks will be flush with the rail. Thought about a spacer in this area, then dowels all the way through the decks and into the legs.
With the FF running to the floor, how about a cleat along the back wall for support?
Ideas appreciated. I'm part-time commission work- no time constraints on this job.
Sounds like an interesting project.
Something to also factor in is how to respond to out-of-level floors.
Do you have to chase any electricity through these posts?
The posts that hit the floor, if I decide to engineer it that way, would simply be an extended FF. I'll add stock to the backside to net approx. 2"-2.5" giving the illusion of a nice sturdy leg.
It's new construction and I don't project any electric running through these base units.
Uneven floors are definitely something I'll need to deal with. Seeing as I have relatively short runs that are broken up by appliances, I'll find a solution.
On islands I have to use a base strip around it.
I have tried other ways, but this is the simplest.