August 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm #380544asevereidProKamloops, 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… :
Lurking Hit and Run poster.August 7, 2015 at 8:43 pm #380545SprokitzProEastern shore of, Pa
They look like they belong there… good job !August 7, 2015 at 9:18 pm #380567jponto07ModeratorBloomington, INAugust 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm #380569ChadMModeratorRogers, Ohio
Nice job! You barely notice the vents are there.
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Member since 12/07/2013August 7, 2015 at 9:49 pm #380575kswissProedmonton, AB
Nice clean work, you did a really good job there. Thanks for posting.August 7, 2015 at 9:52 pm #380576SiberianPro
Nice work. they look better than any factory job.August 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm #380578monman1Pro
Vary nice work!
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doer of all , master of none.August 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm #380584EthanBProSouth Kingstown, RI
I like the continuous toekick a lot more than the metal ones. It looks much more finished to me.August 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm #380587overanalyzePro
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!
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YEah, that looks really finicky. Nice work!
www.wordsnwood.comAugust 7, 2015 at 10:29 pm #380597
Awesome result. Great job there Adam. Tell the boss to be quiet – you made the client happy.August 7, 2015 at 10:46 pm #380606RonWModeratorHolladay, Tn
Nice work on the vents. I have done vertical slots a few times like overanalyze mentioned. Never really thought about horizontal till now.
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Member since March 26, 2014.August 8, 2015 at 2:57 am #380662r-iceProDurham 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.August 8, 2015 at 6:27 pm #38085058ChevProEtobicoke, ON
Excellent work on the custom toe kick.
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— Glenn BottingAugust 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm #381177LakeloverProFort Qu'Appelle, SK
Nice work there. Something about only having one shot at it, to keep the pucker factor on your side.August 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm #382559dodProDayton, OH
This looks great. Very polished. I need to do try for my tow kicks.
-DanielAugust 12, 2015 at 9:42 pm #382609DoobieModerator
Very nice work. Clean and spot on with the fit. Pat yourself on the back!August 13, 2015 at 6:35 am #382716ToolsheadProIn 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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