|Project by Wolfdrool||posted 09-29-2014 05:18 PM||1198 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I built this wood apron to cover part of a refrigerator that stuck out too far (Picture 5) from the original cabinets.
Before buying the new fridge, I took the necessary measurements. Width? Check! Height? Check! Depth? What?
I forgot to measure the depth. The new fridge sticks out 6 inches too far. Send it back for a smaller fridge or keep it? We decided to keep it but to fix the eyesore with this apron.
The apron covers the part that sticks out and makes the new fridge look built in again. The apron mounts to the new fridge with magnets. The apron is not mounted in any way to the original cabinets. So, if we ever get a new fridge again that has less depth, the apron can be removed and the original cabinets are untouched. The apron is easy to remove. See Picture 4.
Two sides are joined to the top by dovetails. A trim piece is added to the top to create a transition to the original cabinets. Magnets are mounted inside the side pieces.
The original cabinets are cherry The apron is made from poplar. I used gel stain to match the original stain pretty closely. This was topped with 3 coats of oil-based polyurethane as water-based did not get a close enough color match. I bought 4 tiny cans of gel stain and mixed up batches until the color matched. I wish I had recorded what worked.
Easy project to fix a potential eyesore. The hardest part was matching the stain.