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Figuring Highs and lows of a room3/30
I took my laser level and shot a line about mid waup up the wall and in 3 areas along each wall, i measured from the floor to the line and from the ceiling to the line
I started installing a closet that wraps around 6 walls
Dummy me didnt put the laser at the top of the panel where I started at and fortunately but unfortunately, i learned very quickly that i made a big mistake and now need to go back and uninstall the first sectio, becsuse by the time i put the panels as low as I could (crown to ceiling with it riding up amd down on a facia piece) that i would have next to no reveal where I started and as i go around, could have as much as 1-1/2 reveal.
I use to work for a comany a while back that the owner took (i believe) the highest number from the bottom and the lowest number from the bottom and added them together to get a (starting point).
Can someone help me better understand this concept? He did it for one wall, but i have several walls wrapping around this closet and had a difficult time figuring out where to start. It's all floor based, except the second wall. The second wall has a combo floor base and suspended.
The walls with the arrows are the walls the system is on. Wall 2 is the combo
I have an example pdf of the room im dealing with that i can email someone to help me. I get i need to start at the high point and shim everything up to it, but there are so many different highs and lows that im just flat out confused. On one wall, for example... Based on a 40" high laser level line, i have a number at 40 from the left side, on the top, its lets say 56, then the middle is 39-3/4 abd the top is 56-1/4 and the right is 40-1/4 and the top is 55-7/8. And its other situations on other walls. How do you determine the high spot with so many walks fluctuating and the closet wraps around pretty much every wall.
I would think that you'd want to draw a continuous level line around the room. The spot with the smallest measurement from that line to the floor would be your high point in the room. Everything else would get shimmed up to meet that.
I did that and found out the hard way cuz the ceiling dips in mamy areas too
Btw, i used a 32mm system via CnC for the verticals and some of the lowest areas i couldve added a hole higher on a panel here and there
Bernie said it best, however whoever measured for the cabinetry should have snapped a level line around the room to determine high points and low points and then figured the largest size that can be built to fit into that space with respect to the ups and downs of the ceiling. I assume where your crown meets the cabinetry, you have some type of fascia for the crown to ride along and have it hit the ceiling (but it sounds like this ceiling is completely crazy though) I utilize autoCad for my layout work and careful planning up front. I am familiar with the method you had mentioned (taking the smallest number below (indicates a high point in the floor) and the smallest number above the line, will represent the lowest point in the ceiling. You can add those two together to get a super tight maximum, but you should consider shimming space and all the space the components take up. Hopefully this helps, but i am not the best at explaining things.
Yes Paul, youre right, i do have a facia board. Thank god! The biggest mistake i made was not thinkinhg the walls and or ceiings would be out so bad, but I'm skiled enough that I made it work.