Woodworking Talk banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
208 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Some guys build a base or call it a ladder to set kitchen cabinets on and others just build the cabinet with toe kick built in. Any difference or advantages to either? One better then the other?
 

·
Old School
Joined
·
24,017 Posts
Some guys build a base or call it a ladder to set kitchen cabinets on and others just build the cabinet with toe kick built in. Any difference or advantages to either? One better then the other?
I prefer to make loose toe kicks for a few reasons. It's easier to level it than a whole cabinet. It allows more spaces to level the cabinet than just a fixed base. There's room under the toe kick, and between the toe kick and the base cabinet.

I usually make them with an exterior grade of ¾" plywood, and clad it with whatever the finished cabinets use. Not requiring a cabinet end to go to the floor, it allows crosscuts on the sheet goods to get three out of a length instead of two.






.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top