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Old 12-01-2016, 04:29 PM   #1
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Tall Base Into Toekicks


What's the preferred method when you have tall base on a wall with no cabs meeting a wall of base cabs at 90?

Is it better to run the base or base and shoe past the cabinet and scribe a filler or just notch the base?

We are talking a more traditional 1x6 or 1x8 with cap.

Or neither of the above?
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Re: Tall Base Into Toekicks


Die the base into the cabinet?


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I'd prefer an accurately notched base running under the cabinet to the kick, provided you don't need to notch over or bevel the notch to allow the door to clear.

You could return the base to the wall at the cabinet, but you'd have to decide if that would look OK or not.
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Install filler first, so run base to the filler. Notch it to extend into the toekick, if necessary. If you're using a thin scribe molding at the wall, do that last and run it down to the top of the baseboard. That's one way.
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There was an allotted 1 1/2" filler to assure drawer clearance past the door casing from the beginning.

Mark, that's what I was thinking and have done before.

It would be different if the filler was smaller than what I have to work with here. I was asking more for future reference if the cabinet designer/installer had forgotten to accomadate the base or casing thickness.

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Cabinets should have a filler. At least 3/4 minimum. If not then you may need to be creative.
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Add a Plinth block at the cabinet to have the Base run into. Doesn't need to be full width, but can be slightly taller than the Base.
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I always notch it.
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What's the preferred method when you have tall base on a wall with no cabs meeting a wall of base cabs at 90?

Is it better to run the base or base and shoe past the cabinet and scribe a filler or just notch the base?

We are talking a more traditional 1x6 or 1x8 with cap.

Or neither of the above?

Filler will be flush with the face frame?

I'd butt the top of the base against the filler and extend the remainder (3") of length to the toe kick.


I hate these configurations with tall base.
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I've always notched the base to die into the cabinet and toe kick

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