fitting a cabinet into an unsquare corner


Old 04-14-08, 04:11 PM
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fitting a cabinet into an unsquare corner

trying to place a corner fireplace cabinet into a corner.(new house construction less than a year and corners aren't square. I have heard of scribing but unsure how to proceed. I don't want to take too much off sides or top for fear it won't house the fireplace properly. Help. .. dubs2
I have thought of cove moulding / quarter round, up sides and along top to hide gaps but that usually look cheap. The cabinet is factory finished.
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Old 04-14-08, 04:33 PM
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Give us more information.

Is the corner angle more than 90 degrees or less than 90 degrees?

Is the cabinet built such that you have extra wood available to shave off after scribing to the wall?

How much gap do you have and where is it located?
Old 04-15-08, 06:05 AM
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A couple years ago, I made a built in entertainment corner unit for someone. I built it in my shop, and brought it to their house in 6 pieces. The house corner was very un-square. Trim was my friend. I had made the unit out of poplar, so ended up having to use 1x4 poplar to trim out the ends to hide the gap. It ended up looking fine when it was done.
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