Is it possible to trim 4-6 inches from the back of this cabinet?


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Old 07-02-12, 11:39 AM
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Question Is it possible to trim 4-6 inches from the back of this cabinet?

Hi. I love this cabinet but its pretty deep for my space.
Is it possible to trim 4-6" off the back?
There are no interior shelves to worry about removing and resizing.
6" would be the max I can take off b/c of the sliding pocket doors.

It you think it is possible to remove the a few inches from the cabinet, what is the best type of saw to use? How would you approach this project?

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Welcome to the forums.

What's the back of the cabinet look like?
 
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Old 07-02-12, 11:44 AM
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A solid wood panel that screws off.
 
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You're aware that would have to be removed and reattached, right?

Any feet on the bottom or anything like that? Or is the bottom uniform front to back?
 
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Yes. I am aware the back would have to removed and reattahced.
There are no feet on the bottom....the piece is uniform front to back.
The side shelves you see can be unattached...
 
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Can it be dissembled or at least the top removed?
 
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When I do "ideal" cabinets like this I use my table saw, set to the amount I want cut off, set the unit on the saw, run it through, do 90 degrees and continue until it is all off, uniformly, very little boogers. It takes a steady hand, both pushing and keeping it toward the fence, so unless you have experience at using a table saw, you may want to relegate it to a cabinet shop or take it to a tech school with a wood shop. They will usually do it free.
 
 

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