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By Joshjosh
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Hi
I'm building a kitchen for myself this year
I'm using b/BB birch ply for the units and wondered what people's thoughts were on what finish to use for the inside? Biggest concern is durability but would also like a natural looking finish, also anyone with experience building higher end kitchens what do you sit your units on, I'm not keen on the plastic feet and wondered if on higher end kitchens you do something different? I could just sit it all on a plinth but think it may make it difficult to remove a unit at a later date if there are any issues it the unit is tight between the plinth and worktop, any input would be great especially from any kitchen makers.
I currently work as a site joiner but would like to transition into this sort of work so I'm using my kitchen as a trial run
Cheers Josh
By Distinterior
#1332716
Unless you are planning on only fitting kitchen base units on laser leveled floors ...?

If not, then you will be glad of the adjustability and weight carrying capacity of a decent sized plastic foot such as this...

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By Joshjosh
#1332717
I could easily level a plinth up on a wonky floor but my concern would be needing to remove a unit at a later date. I find the plastic feet flimsy and cheap feeling, granted once the unit is in place that doesn't matter I just wondered if higher end kitchens used a different method
By Distinterior
#1332719
On the rare occasions, over the past 37 years, that I have needed to remove an existing base cabinet, the easiest method has been to remove the plinth, remove the cabinet to cabinet fixings, lower all the legs by about 5mm on the cabinet in question and just slide the cabinet out....Sorted!

Edit.
The legs and leg boss that I posted a picture of above, are rigid. You would have to be extremely heavy handed to snap one or pull the boss off the bottom of a cabinet!
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By doctor Bob
#1332743
Just use better plastic legs. Your imagining cheap crappy ones.
I can drag units around on a concrete floor confident they are not going to break.
By kevinlightfoot
#1332777
I don't like the way the plinths fit to the plastic legs,flimsy little snap on clips,the plinths are not very solid,I tend to fix a batten to the underside of the cabinet and to the floor to stop them from kicking in,the plinth can be screwed from inside the cabinet,one advantage with the plastic legs is that if you get a leak they hold everything except the plinths above the water.
By peter-harrison
#1332865
I don't like the plastic ones- I've had too many of them break or pull out on Howdens kitchen units.
I use these, fitted to a 25mm MDF block. I use quite a low plinth height (about 80mm usually), and the kickers are just screwed to the blocks- the overhang hides the screws. The nice thing about them is that you can adjust the height from inside the cabinet which is much more civilised.
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By Mrs C
#1332872
Joshjosh wrote:Ok cheers plastic adjustables it is
Any thoughts on a finish for the internals?


Peter Millard has advised Junckers in the past.
By memzey
#1333143
Mrs C wrote:
Joshjosh wrote:Ok cheers plastic adjustables it is
Any thoughts on a finish for the internals?


Peter Millard has advised Junckers in the past.

Couldn’t you leave Brexit out of this?
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By Farmer Giles
#1333581
I weld up 25mm box section and fit adjustable feet to them. I then get the frame the right distance from the wall level the frame up, drop the cabinets on and job done. Here's one after welding and painting but before fitting the feet. The feet just knock into the legs. The plinth screws to the box section so no poxy clips. I put the screws up high so you can't see them unless your lying on the floor.

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By Geoff_S
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Farmer Giles wrote:I weld up 25mm box section and fit adjustable feet to them. I then get the frame the right distance from the wall level the frame up, drop the cabinets on and job done. Here's one after welding and painting but before fitting the feet. The feet just knock into the legs. The plinth screws to the box section so no poxy clips. I put the screws up high so you can't see them unless your lying on the floor.

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Crikey, you could put an engine and 4 wheels on that :shock:
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By Farmer Giles
#1333737
Geoff_S wrote:Crikey, you could put an engine and 4 wheels on that :shock:


I may well do that when the missus goes away, nothing like renovating old cars and bikes in the kitchen when it's cold outside :)

I wouldn't like to have my kitchen island or peninsular teetering on those plastic monstrosities. It only takes me an hour or so to make the frame, job done, fit and forget. However it if it was for somebody else......