Attaching Freestanding Cabinet End Panels
When preparing architectural millwork shop drawings, we often deal with semi-free standing end panels of legs. Our standard is to attach a cleat at the floor and/or wall, set the panel over it, and then attach through the panel to the secured cleat. What is the standard method of attachment you use at your shop?
From contributor V:
I have seen that method but even more frequently. I see simply two panels at 3/4" (1-1/2" total) with a 3/4" route out for the blocking, but itís basically the same thing. I like your style on high-end as there is no joint that can telegraph through. I have seen some cases where it is attached with angle aluminum at the countertop and back wall with adjustable feet where it meets the floor, but that is more regularly a commercial install. I actually have seen a few high-end installs done that way (against my recommendations though).
From contributor M:
I usually do a two piece installation if one side is not visible: a dishwasher on the end of a run for instance. The first piece of birch ply is scribed and then pocket screwed to the floor. Then the ply is capped with the finished end and attached 1-9/16" face. All of the screws are on the inside.
From contributor L:
Very similar to what we do. I prefer to not do mitered veneer to the floor because it is easily damaged. Actually running a veneered panel to the floor isn't the best solution given the sloppy mop/floor buffer syndromes in commercial applications.
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