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By Distinterior
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Metal frame...??

Hell,...I've been doing it wrong for 37 years then! :D

Seriously though, I have never known of a cabinet collapsing under the weight of a kitchen unit with 30mm thick Granite fitted to the top.
The decent quality plastic legs are designed specifically to do the job and spread the load.....Why would you not use them and go to the trouble of making a Metal Frame....? The carrying capacity of the leg & leg boss that I posted a picture of earlier in this thread, .....is 500kg EACH.....What are you planning on putting in/on your 4 legged kitchen cabinet that is approaching 2 metric tons....??

As for screwing the Plinths through their high gloss or matt lacquered pre finished face into the metal frame....tucked away out of sight?....
....I can imagine what my Clients would say about that and I cant post it up here...!!**@@xxxx@@!!!!!

No disrespect intended Farmer Giles.....But, what you are advocating,.... Its madness!
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By Farmer Giles
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Distinterior wrote:Metal frame...??

Hell,...I've been doing it wrong for 37 years then! :D

Seriously though, I have never known of a cabinet collapsing under the weight of a kitchen unit with 30mm thick Granite fitted to the top.
The decent quality plastic legs are designed specifically to do the job and spread the load.....Why would you not use them and go to the trouble of making a Metal Frame....? The carrying capacity of the leg & leg boss that I posted a picture of earlier in this thread, .....is 500kg EACH.....What are you planning on putting in/on your 4 legged kitchen cabinet that is approaching 2 metric tons....??

As for screwing the Plinths through their high gloss or matt lacquered pre finished face into the metal frame....tucked away out of sight?....
....I can imagine what my Clients would say about that and I cant post it up here...!!**@@xxxx@@!!!!!

No disrespect intended Farmer Giles.....But, what you are advocating,.... Its madness!


I'm not a kitchen fitter, so this is our kitchen so I have erm, maybe slightly over-engineered it a tad. But I have lots of 25mm box, a welder and like the idea of levelling up a whole run of cabinets and dropping them on. Also means I don't have to buy any plastic legs, I'm a Yorkshireman, buying anything is a problem, buying plastic even more so :)

Here's some of the old kitchen with those poxy plastic legs, it was the cheapest B&Q special we could find as we were skint, that was back in around 2002, and we though we would wait until the kids stopped driving their bikes through the house before replacing it. I had to bolt doors on as the chipboard collapsed.

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Here's the new base with the adjustable feet on

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And then the wife had the fantastic idea of putting drawers in the plinth :roll: so here's the base with drawers in. I welded the runners to the frame and made some birch ply drawers

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Level it up and drop the birch play cabs on

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add the plinths, walnut veneered birch ply

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one draw front opens two drawers, it looked better that way

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Since then I have built and fitted all the units for the other side of the kitchen and the peninsular in the same way and I'm on the last stretch of fitting the face frame, all in quarter sawn oak.

Here's a bit I have completed, the end of the wall cabinets where there's loads of cabling hidden. The slots are for phones and has a charging cable per slot. The black panel is a touch screen with a raspberry pi computer and amp attached behind it, this means we have internet radio, spotify and control the heating system, or browse the internet etc. The transformer for the LEDs is behind here too,

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I think that is enough thread hijacking for now :) Next step is hideously expensive new worktops, for a Yorkshireman it will be like losing a limb!

Cheers
Andy
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