We had our kitchen remodeled and couple of years ago and are pleased with it except for one annoying thing. The under-cabinet lights are not hidden from view at all. There is no recess under the cabinets. The bottoms are flush with the lower edge of the face frames.
So, being a newbie woodworker I seek your guidance. How can I cut, stain, finish and attache about 1.5 - 2 inches of lower trim all around all cabinets in order to shield the lights from view?
The cabinets are maple. The underside where the trim would be attached is a laminate that feels like Formica.
Here are some pics.
I think I can source and cut the right kind of wood. I might even whip out the router to put a decorative flare on it. (Or not.)
The things that concern me:
- How thick front-to-back should the trim be?
- How to attach the wood trim to the laminate? Gorilla glue? Screws? Something else?
- How to abut the trim pieces? Some will meet at 90 degrees. Some will meet at about 45 degrees.
- How to match the color? I've seen some YouTube vids and read up on this, but if you have your favorite link or method please share.
- How to match the finish. The factor finish is somewhere between low gloss and eggshell.
Thanks in advance.