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Custom vented toe kick.

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  • #380544
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    Hey folks, haven’t had much to post up here lately, but I had fun with this one.
    The client was unhappy with the supplied brushed steel vents on their wine fridges, so the boss asked me to fabricate some vented toe kicks for this section of cabinets.
    We only had two pieces of matching toe kick on site so I didn’t have a lot of room for error.
    The first task was setting the appliances to a place that would line up with the existing cabinet faces, but doing this lost is about an inch of kick space.
    Not much to do about that.
    So, after finding a spot where everything lined up I went about making a mock up to figure out my vent spacing… I decided on 1″o.c and 8″ width… I had no real info to base this off of so I doubled it on each side.
    The existing toe kick and the appliance kicks were two different heights so I had to rip both ends down to match and then the scribing began…. I really didn’t want to screw this up because I’m trying to get on the good side of this builder 😀
    I think I must have scribed, notched, and test fit this thing 6 times before it fit properly!
    So, I finally got it in place with some double sided tape (temp, can’t run the 23ga up there until Monday) and it fit like a dream. The clients were happy, the boss is happy (but wishes it wouldn’t have taken so long), and I’m happy because I don’t EVER get to do things like this.
    Anyways, pics… :




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    #380545
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    They look like they belong there… good job !

    #380567
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Very nice. I agree with Sprokitz, they look like they were meant to be there.

    Jon P.
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    #380569
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    Nice job! You barely notice the vents are there.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #380575
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    Nice clean work, you did a really good job there. Thanks for posting.

    #380576

    Nice work. they look better than any factory job.

    #380578
    monman1
    Pro

    Vary nice work!

    Member since April 4, 2014

    doer of all , master of none.

    #380584
    EthanB
    Pro
    South Kingstown, RI

    I like the continuous toekick a lot more than the metal ones. It looks much more finished to me.

    #380587

    I love it…I have done it this way too. Prefered method now! Here is one I did vertical…I like your horizontal method better!! Great work!

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #380594
    amulder
    Pro
    London, ON

    YEah, that looks really finicky. Nice work!

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    #380597

    Awesome result. Great job there Adam. Tell the boss to be quiet – you made the client happy.

    #380606
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Nice work on the vents. I have done vertical slots a few times like overanalyze mentioned. Never really thought about horizontal till now.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #380662
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    That looks great, i’ve been meaning to do that plus add a slot where I can sweep all the dust to and have it vacuum it all up at a push of a button.

    #380850
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Excellent work on the custom toe kick.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #381177
    Lakelover
    Pro
    Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

    Nice work there. Something about only having one shot at it, to keep the pucker factor on your side.

    #382559
    dod
    Pro
    Dayton, OH

    This looks great. Very polished. I need to do try for my tow kicks.

    -Daniel

    #382609
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Very nice work. Clean and spot on with the fit. Pat yourself on the back!

    #382716
    Toolshead
    Pro
    In the Rice Fields, South TX

    Nice, clean job. Thanks for posting.

    I don’t think I’ve seen ventilated toe kicks except for the ones posted here.
    Once they’re installed, how does the HO clean the refrigeration coils?

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