gap in cabinet install


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Old 10-12-05, 10:43 AM
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gap in cabinet install

Lowers were installed to be level with the floor. However, the wall behind them is not square, so there is a 3/8" gap which tapers into the cabinets half way down. What is the best way to cover this? quarter round? Caulk? Slat? Cabinets are white laminate.

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Old 10-12-05, 11:10 AM
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fuente,

This gap is not large but the issue is what is going on top for countertops? Is this gap pretty much continuous along the entire length of the wall?

Usually any deviation for base cabinets, as long as they are level, will be hidden from view when countertops are installed.

I would add shims to the back to ensure that they are fastened properly to the wall if you haven't done so already.

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Old 10-12-05, 11:22 AM
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The granite countertops are already in. They are flush with the wall. There are shims on the studs where the lowers are attached. The gap is not continuous. It starts at the top of the cabinets at about 3/8" and tapers down to nothing about half way down.
 
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fuente,

OK, I am assuming that you are talking about the side view, right?

Caulk would be ok but for a clean look, apply 1/4 Round trim would look better. Paint it White.

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great. thanks for the advice !!
 
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Gaps between wall and end cabinets are usually corrected by scribing the back edge or by covering the gap with trim that matches cabinetry.
 
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Old 10-12-05, 11:37 PM
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The quarter round is a good idea. Also look at a cove molding instead of a quarter round. Less of a profile. Cove molding is often found in the box stores as "inside corner."

A lot of cabinets also have as an additional purchase, "cover panels" specifically for use at the end of a run of cabinets to cover gaps, finish the look, etc. They are typically a tad bit larger than the base cabinet and can be trimmed to deal with the gap that tapers to nothing.

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Don't use quarter-round! Use a 1/4"x3/4" moulding known as 'scribe moulding' or 'screen moulding'. It's readily available and will cover a 3/8" gap very neatly.
 
 

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