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Frameless cabinets going up to a soffit or ceiling9/7
Hey guys I was wondering how to deal with your frameless cabinets going up to a ceiling or a soffit. No soffits or ceilings are ever straight so I want a way to install and give a nice look as much as possible. Pics would be great too thanks in advance.
A scribe piece is put above the cabinets to the ceiling.
Measure the distance every few foot or so and put a line on your scribe piece and cut the piece on your portable table saw.
Then screw it into place from inside the cabinets.
Then caulk at the ceiling.
Some guys put 2 grooves in the scribe piece. This way put the scribe piece in front of the top of the cabinet.
Put a spline in the groove that is closer to the top edge. They then scribe a line with a scribe.
They then put the scribe piece up with the spline in the other groove.
This is the Cadillac way to do it but the reality is that no one can see the scribe line anyway so IMO it is a waste of time.
Does this make sense?
Hey pat thanks for the response I think i understand what your saying by any chance would you happen to have any pics? Thanks
Pics of Frameless Kitchens to ceiling.
Thanks Tom for the pics that is some great work, what is pin-tape mitre mean?
Pin Nailer ...
So I get a 1/8" Door gap to soffit.
Thanks Pat and Tom for the great advice and beautiful work.
We make a "L" shape fascia, install flush with the door and scribe to the ceiling, the last kitchen we did, the designer wants the fascia set back the thickness of the doors (flush with the box), follow pic.
Looks great Eddie I am assuming that you put the l shape fascia up after you hand the cabinets and screw from the inside of the box.
that's correct Rob, and always making the pieces with scribe.
The easiest and quickest way is to make your crown on crown caps, pre made frames that you make out of 4" wide stock to install the crown molding on. Leave the top of the molding a couple inches short of the ceiling. Next, make another crown cap for a 2.5" tall soffit that sits between the cabinet and the crown. Pre finish everything.
Install your uppers. Set the pre made crown caps with the crown already installed and pre finished. Measure every 12" and transfer that mark onto the pre made and pre finished soffit and trim it down. Slip the soffit under the crown and caulk the any gaps between the soffit and crown cap. Only issues if you have a severe sag in the ceiling but usually you can slip in the soffit from the side. Last resort, lower the uppers using the cabinet hangers and crank them back up when you are done.