I took Todd’s advice and scribed some hardboard strips.
The first two strips did not fit well, but then I switched from the jigsaw to the bandsaw for cut out. It went
so well that I decided to just go ahead and scribe the real trim, since it was lighter and easier to see the pencil lines.
Here I have the trim board tacked up level.
Here I am setting the compass to the distance that the board needs to lose material. I was shooting for 1/8” below the top of the cabinet face frame. It washard to shoot photo and hold compass still, so the actual compass distance was set to the bottom of the trim to about where you see the lead.
I need a darker pencil next time. Look closely.
I bandsawed the two pieces of trim and cut a scarf joint.
Fitting the trim was trial and error.
We dragged the diswasher in from the shop in preperation for the install.
First I had to reduce the dishwasher opening by 1 1/2 inches. I previously milled, fitted, and stained two boards for this purpose. Just needed to tack them in.
I set the dishwasher into place and test fit the panel.
I ran out of working time though, as we had dinner plans. Today I finish.
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