Any way to fix the gap between these cabinets after countertops are on?

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  1. Apr 16, 2018 #21

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    Do you have any wood left over from the cupboards or can you buy a piece from the supplier.
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2018 #22

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    Yes, I do.

    Two 8' x 4" trim pieces, and one 8' scribe mold.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2018 #23

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    If you have something left over, you may be able to put a small piece over the gap as trim-- but if you paid someone to do the job and they left gaps like that, they should have to come back and fix it.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2018 #24

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    Find some one with a table saw that can cut a filler for between the two. It could be done with a skill saw if you want to try. I can help with that.
     
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  5. Apr 17, 2018 #25

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    And then glue it in?
     
  6. Apr 17, 2018 #26

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    Or screw it in.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2018 #27

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    From the inside of the neighboring cabinets?
     
  8. Apr 17, 2018 #28

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    Yes just like they should have been screwed together when installed.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2018 #29

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    So you have taken the screws out of the end unit and tried to move it over tight and then reattached it?
     
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    If the boxes have backs, they are square and nothing is going to move. And with out a back it might move but then that would raise the countertop and the back splash will stop that.:(
     
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    Not if you trim the base a smidgen or if they have them shimmed cockeyed or if it has adjusters.
     
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    Yes if it has adjusters for legs.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2018 at 4:21 AM #33

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  14. Apr 18, 2018 at 5:26 AM #34

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    It hey were lined up and screwed together the mistake would have been caught right away.
    The problem was caused by putting the corner in first with out finding the high spot of the floor.
    Is that a single cupboard beside the corner, what is on the other side of it, is it the fridge or stove. Bud has me thinking about a fix.
    Did the back of the cupboard go right to the floor?
     
  15. Apr 18, 2018 at 11:40 AM #35

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    Does this picture tell you anything?
     

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  16. Apr 18, 2018 at 1:58 PM #36

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    They should have been screwed together thru the sides of the fronts before the countertop was installed. Are the cabinets all particle board? Doesn't look like they have a hardwood front on them, where you typically screw each cabinet to the next one. You might be able to cinch them together with 2 C-clamps. Once you get them together, drive 3 cabinet screws thru the sides of the fronts to hold them together. Judging by the gap on the bottom, if you do get it together, you'll just be moving that gap to where the stove is.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2018 at 2:16 PM #37

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    Definitely a poor installation. Looks like that was his first kitchen job. Probably a tapered filler is your best option now.
     
  18. Apr 18, 2018 at 3:47 PM #38

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    If you can get hold of the cabinet manufacturer, they can supply you with a 3/4 or 1 inch strip already stained to match the color of your cabinets, it will be rounded on both sides or if you prefer rounded on one side and flat on the other, before you put the strip on I would either fill that gap with some shims, not making it any wider or cut my own shim to fill it on a table saw, then fasten it together using some cabinet finishing screws.
     
  19. Apr 18, 2018 at 3:58 PM #39

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    Is there a matching gap beside the stove?
     
  20. Apr 18, 2018 at 5:08 PM #40

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    I looked at the link and the cabinet only has a 2-star rating. It's apparently crappy particle board/pressboard with laminate & the reviewer said the laminate didn't even cover the whole thing and that the "trays" are unstable. IIRC, Hampton Bay doesn't make the best quality stuff.

    I'm assuming this is for a home you are flipping or something someone asked you to do. Did they pick those cabinets?

    The cabinets have backs, but it looks like it's almost cardboard just stapled on to the back. It looks incredibly cheap and flimsy.
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    I don't think backs like that would do much to stabilize the cabinet.
     

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