Freshly married, the wife and I just purchased our first home. I'm getting into woodworking and general handyman type things and loving it so far.
I went out on a limb and purchased two used base cabinets from a local cabinet store. I fastened them together and put a plywood top on them. The backs and sides have been sitting bare for a month or so now while we decided what style surround we wanted on them. We decided to go with a shaker style, mainly because I thought it would be easy enough for a novice like me to perfect.
I got the back on, then the sides. Everything looks beautiful. I spent last night and today filling with wood filler, sanding, and repeating. As I'm sitting there tonight admiring my handy work I noticed that I've made a pretty big mistake and I'm near heartbroken...
The face of the cabinets stick out about 5mm further than the sides of the cabinets. This actually worked out perfectly for me (I thought) because the plywood I'm using to make the panels is 5mm thick and fit snugly and flush up against the lip created from the face of the cabinets.
However, while sitting back and looking at the sides today, I noticed that now the piece of trim butted against this lip is now wider than it's pair because the lip is adding width to the trim.
Does that make any sense? If not, see pic:
The right vertical trim is now 3/4" wider than the left vertical. Do I have to remove the left vertical trim and rip 3/4" off of it? I've already tacked it down and completely filled and sanded it. If there is another option other than ripping it off I'd love to hear it. The only thing I can think of is to add some sort of trim to that lip but I think that would probably make it look uneven and result in the same look.
If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated!