Scribing Part Two Making Cabinets Fit Seamlessly Into Irregular Surroundings
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A shopmade crown moulding scribed to the ceiling in an extreme case of 'not-flat' ceiling Rooms are virtually never square, level, or plumb.Ceilings tend to sag toward the middle of their rooms; floors usually do the same.
Plaster walls are rarely flat; drywall builds up at interior and exterior corners.You get the picture.Designing built-ins is an art that takes contextual imperfections into account and makes dealing with them as easy as possible.
A common way of handling these points of intersection between a cabinet and its surroundings is to cover them up with trim: Think cove moulding, quarter-round, shoe moulding, crown.Applied kicks are another example.
But some historical styles call for minimal applied trim.In these cases, it's customary to handle the gaps between built-ins and their settings by scribing, a method of marking a built-in precisely so that it can be trimmed to conform to its context.
In a previous post I described a method for scribing applied drawer faces to fit their face frames.Here I'll outline a method for scribing a base cabinet to an adjacent wall and the floor.Note: In most real-life scenarios, we're not just installing a single cabinet, as we did in the...