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scribed 3 sides between 2 walls4/19
I recently saw a cabinet that had been absolutely flawlessly fit this way. The cabinet did only sit about 2" into the niche, but man, what a fit. I've always wondered if there is some trick I to scribing an attached face frame to even 2 sides.
Templates work pretty well for giving a good fit the first time in a complicated situation. Otherwise, sheetrock walls are somewhat flexible, and for everything else: there's caulk.
I have used a three step templating process successfully to fit countertops on three edges.
1. Place an undersized template in the opening on top of the cabinet with the front edge in line with the final countertop position. The thinner the material the better- 1/16' laminate or 1/8" bending ply are good- a light color surface that shows pencil marks well. Use a scribing tool like a compass to mark an offset scribe line from the walls onto the template.
2. Set the initial template on top of a second one, at least 1/4" thick and slightly larger than the opening. Use the scribing tool, without changing its setting, to plot the wall shape onto the second template- that is, run the compass pivot along the initial scribed line on the first template with the pencil tracing the offset onto the second one, or describe a series of arcs from the first scribed line onto the second template and connect the dots. Cut the second template to that line and see if it fits. Correct as necessary.
3. Lay the second template on the workpiece, trace, and cut. The second template can be used with a pattern router bit to make an exact copy.
Fitting the cabinet sides to two walls can be done similarly, though it can usually be done without such elaborate templating. It's common in drywall work for the corner beads to be the narrowest parts of the opening, precluding sliding the tightly scribed cabinet into place. A loose stile is helpful here, attached to the cabinet with biscuits or glue and micropins. If the cabinet can be designed in sections, that will ease the process as well, scribing one section and then the other.
There is a link on this site for the Quickscribe scribing system. Watch the videos and see if this might work for you.