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bluekingfisher

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828 days ago

Morning fellahs – As part of the kitchen refit I have built a breakfast bar and intend to use a single large wood veneer panel matching the cabinets to cover the back of the kitchen base units.

The units protrude 90 degrees from the wall and measure 72” long. I have fitted the wooden worktops and then realised I will have to scribe the panel to fit between the underside of the work top and floor. The measurements of which vary between 34 – 34 1/2” (not in a continuous slope) so will need to be scribed.

I am confident on how to scribe the lenght against the wall but how do I scribe accurately between the underside of the work top and floor?. Obviously I don’t want to remove the work top as it is connected to the other worktops.

I suppose I could just cut it to the highest point dimension and use a lenght of bead to cover the gap but this doesn’t seem the way forward for a woodworker??

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan


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Bobmedic

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#1 posted 827 days ago

Use a shorter board to scribe then cut it out and transfer the pattern to the bottom of your panel.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#2 posted 827 days ago

Thanks Robert, just done a bit of research and that’s was the way to go about it.

Thanks

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#3 posted 827 days ago

No problem. I have had to do this on many built ins that I have done. It is labor intensive but works well. Good luck and best wishes.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 827 days ago

Thanks Robert, I think the time spent on making a nice tight fit will be time worth spent. Nothing worse than looking at a job for years to come, wishing you had spent an hour or two extra at the time doing it right first time.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#5 posted 827 days ago

David, if you have a large cardboard box like from a fridge you could use that instead of wasting wood.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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bluekingfisher

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#6 posted 827 days ago

Hi Pat – My thoughts mirror yours, rather than use expensive boards, I have dozens of 6’ x 1’ lenghts of 1/8” hardboard. That should do the job just dandy.

I trust you are well?

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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