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flooring before end panels?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by markyyyyyy, 1 Mar 2021.

  1. markyyyyyy

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    IMG_20210301_182503.jpg Just installed my island carcasses and screwed them together

    can someone confirm if my understand is correct that i should now continue to install my finished flooring before i install end panels and back panel for the breakfast bar?


    In terms of installing the panels, do i install the breakfast bar back panel first, or the end panels?

    edit: do i have to secure the cabinets to the floor somehow or do they just simply sit there?
     
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    It certainly makes installation of decor and end panels easier

    Your call. I've always found it easier to install the back panels first.

    You need to secure the back panels and end panels to the carcasses, and also angle plate to the floor. That stops anything moving, although the sheer weight of several carcases full of tins, crockery, pots and pans, etc helps. If in doubt fix to a floor (or a wall), I say
     
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    thats great, thanks.
     
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    I've gone to install the end panels and breakfast bar back panel. Just dry fit for now.

    When end panel is flush with door of cabinet, its not flush eith back panel edge?

    1st pic is door and end panel flush
    2nd pic is end panel and breakfast bar join

    I'd this common?

    What to do in this situation?

    16146902563175936836081591207612.jpg 1614690274288986466426813617291.jpg
     
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    I've seen it a few times. If your worktop overhangs bit it is less noticeable. It is also possible to trim the backs of the cabinets to get it al flush (assuming that your cabinets have service voids which can be reduced in size)
     
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    Ah yes, it's having a 300mm overhang that end as its a breakfast bar.

    If that's the case would you fit flush with the cabinet door and leave the back as is and let the overhang hide it a bit?

    Don't really want to hack the service void as I'll probably make a mess
     
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    I'm afraid I'd hack the service void (but that's because I butcher wood for a living). Failing that I'd leave the quirk (step) to the back
     
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