Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Lifestyle > The Home and Garden Zone
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The Home and Garden Zone All about the Home - including alternative uses for cleaning products ... and all about the Garden

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2018, 08:10 PM   #1
RP84
Orbital Oracle
 
RP84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leicester
Posts: 655
Thanks: 265
Thanked 232 Times in 214 Posts
Kitchen plinth help

Hi,

I need to fit some kitchen plinths and just slightly confused

Using example numbers
So the plinth width is 200mm and the gap from the floor to the cabinate is 150mm

So I know I need to scribe the plinth but then do I then cut the top part of the plinth straight too? If so how do I know that I’m getting the exact size

Can’t figure it out
RP84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2018, 08:15 PM   #2
Andyblue
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Andyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: In the Dog house
Posts: 3,034
Thanks: 964
Thanked 1,325 Times in 1,194 Posts
If your floor is flat and straight, mark the 150mm (or actual size), cut down to right size and fit.

Make sure you use a sharp saw and ensure you cut right side of the face - so the rough edge is inside the unit (if that makes sense) and cut the top off the plinth, so the cut edge isn't obviously seen - you have the factory straight cut to the floor that's on show...
Andyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Andyblue For This Useful Post:
RP84 (08-03-2018)
Old 08-03-2018, 08:20 PM   #3
RP84
Orbital Oracle
 
RP84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leicester
Posts: 655
Thanks: 265
Thanked 232 Times in 214 Posts
Thanks, floor isnt straight which is annoying
RP84 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RP84 For This Useful Post:
Andyblue (09-03-2018)
Old 08-03-2018, 08:21 PM   #4
wish wash
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
wish wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Causing mischief in the R35
Posts: 1,146
Thanks: 19
Thanked 467 Times in 395 Posts
Don't cut it too tight for height, if you ever need to remove it in the future it can be a nightmare to get it back out. If the ends ain't sealed then I put pva on them to stop them swelling with water from people mopping the floor
wish wash is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to wish wash For This Useful Post:
kh904 (09-03-2018), RP84 (08-03-2018)
Old 08-03-2018, 08:24 PM   #5
dchapman88
Dw Reviewer
 
dchapman88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 1,872
Thanks: 798
Thanked 1,188 Times in 846 Posts
Garage
If you have to scribe, maybe invest in a product called the 'perfect butt'

Quality product for scribing

Also depending on the length of the plinth may be a jigsaw would be a lot easier than handsawing

Top tip above about coating in PVA too to seal the edges
dchapman88 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dchapman88 For This Useful Post:
RP84 (08-03-2018)
Old 08-03-2018, 08:41 PM   #6
DrEskimo
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
DrEskimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,780
Thanks: 653
Thanked 967 Times in 710 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RP84 View Post
Thanks, floor isnt straight which is annoying
You can get a rough estimate of the angle by measuring both sides of the cabinet and noting the difference in height.

Don't worry too much though. As Andy says, since you put the cut edge on top, if you are a couple of MM too short, you wont be able to see it. Even if you put your head right to the floor it's still difficult to tell
DrEskimo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DrEskimo For This Useful Post:
RP84 (08-03-2018)
Old 08-03-2018, 08:53 PM   #7
Darlofan
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wrexham
Posts: 1,591
Thanks: 860
Thanked 896 Times in 573 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by dchapman88 View Post
If you have to scribe, maybe invest in a product called the 'perfect butt'

Quality product for scribing

Also depending on the length of the plinth may be a jigsaw would be a lot easier than handsawing

Top tip above about coating in PVA too to seal the edges

Well, I've just googled "perfect butt" 🤤🤤 Lucky the wife is out😂
Darlofan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Darlofan For This Useful Post:
johny555ive (07-04-2018), RP84 (08-03-2018)
Old 08-03-2018, 09:00 PM   #8
dchapman88
Dw Reviewer
 
dchapman88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 1,872
Thanks: 798
Thanked 1,188 Times in 846 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darlofan View Post
Well, I've just googled "perfect butt" 🤤🤤 Lucky the wife is out
I assume this is what you found......

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trend-TREPB.../dp/B0029WD590
Haha

dchapman88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2018, 09:03 PM   #9
Darlofan
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Wrexham
Posts: 1,591
Thanks: 860
Thanked 896 Times in 573 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by dchapman88 View Post
I assume this is what you found......

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trend-TREPB.../dp/B0029WD590
Haha

Let's just say that was down the rankings slightly.

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
Darlofan is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Darlofan For This Useful Post:
dchapman88 (08-03-2018)
Old 08-03-2018, 11:26 PM   #10
RP84
Orbital Oracle
 
RP84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leicester
Posts: 655
Thanks: 265
Thanked 232 Times in 214 Posts
Cheers guys, I will give it ago tomorrow,

I think first scribing and then cut the top if needed. I guess if there is a little gap I could always use sealant

good shout on the pva
RP84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors