Strong Heavy Duty Plastic Kitchen Plinth Clips Kick Board Clips with Attaching Bracket - Pack of 10 - Requires 2 x 3.5mm Diameter Countersunk Screws per Bracket - For Use From Installation Height of 80 mm - Manufactured in UK - Basics UK TM
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The reason for this is MDF is great at soaking up moisture and if I've had any spills, I've had it. If you're forced to use a cut edge for cost reasons, then I'd seal it with clear silicone as the last thing you want is a moist plinth. Preparing For Kitchen Plinth Clips
Note, the length of my piece is a little bit longer to what will be visible. Plus, it's good practice to cut something on the big side and you can always shorten it more later. Cutting Kitchen Plinth With a Hand Saw And as my drill bits were all a bit long, I drilled through a slim off cut first before making my proper holes. However, plastic replacements are cheap as chips online. But I'll still show you how they work. Separating Kitchen Plinth Clips I love simple jobs like these that instantly transform a space. If you wanted to, you could also fit some kitchen plinth lights. But with this being a utility space, we didn't feel they were necessary. If you haven't got this tool, I love it and use it on most of my projects! How to Attach Kitchen Plinth ClipsBut, just a word of warning, they're plastic and not the most robust. If I could be bothered to buy metal ones, I would as I found these easily broke. Storage & organisation Furniture Textiles Kitchenware & tableware Kitchens Lighting Decoration Rugs, mats & flooring Beds & mattresses Baby & children Smart home Bathroom products Laundry & cleaning Plants & plant pots Home electronics Home improvement Outdoor living Food & beverages Christmas Shop Shop by room I also made sure the raw cut was facing the first plinth and that the far-right had a finished look. Otherwise, it would be visible on the end of my corner plinth. Elevate the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen with our extensive collection of plinths and panels, the transformative elements that add the finishing touches to your kitchen and utility room. Beyond mere structural support, kitchen corner posts infuse character into your kitchen design. An oak plinth isn't just a base; it's a subtle yet impactful detail that brings warmth and richness to your kitchen's foundation. For this longer cut, I took it outside for some ventilation as it is an MDF wooden plinth. If you're not aware, MDF dust is very dangerous for the lungs.
It's that end part where the bottom kitchen unit plinth sits next to. And if you can't spot the error, I'd cut the end panel too shy and have since made it plumb with the door. I think it's best to just get an idea of where your eyes look at initially when you walk in to your kitchen. Masking Tape & Marking a Kitchen Plinth Trim Don't worry about being a couple of mms out as each clip slides a bit, giving you some leeway. Positioning the Clips On the Kitchen PlinthThis prevented my from accidentally drilling straight through my plinth and damaging my good side. Screwing on the Kitchen Plinth Fittings In my case, I had lots of spare gloss white kitchen plinth leftover from when our kitchen was fitted a few years ago. I don't like throwing any wood away as you never know when it might come in handy! Then positioned my mounting plates in the same place. Note I eyeballed where the middle of these clips were. I personally marked about half way (about 6cm from the bottom lip) on each of the straight lines I'd created. If you are in the market to buy, you can even buy kitchen plinth lights with sensor features these days. Do You Need a Kitchen Plinth Vent?
And this is how it looked! I really like a decorative plinth as they look more modern. It also tidies up a kitchen, hiding the base unit legs perfectly. It may seem difficult to some, but it's actually one of the easiest kinds of DIY projects you can do with minimal tools needed. Just search for ventilation grill for a kitchen plinth and you should be able to find some. Other DIY Kitchen Guides After my main kitchen cupboard plinth was in place, it gave me a new starting point for my last bit. This was so I could continue joining kitchen plinths together. And also, with this cut being directly under the kitchen units, you shouldn't be able to see it. Another important thing to note is that my cut edge will not be sat directly on the floor with it being a timber plinth. Oh, and don't mind the selfie remote cable in my other hand. I'm a one woman band (see what I did there)? DIY blogging requires a LOT of multi tasking. Cutting Kitchen Plinth With a Jigsaw
The height of your kitchen plinth will obviously depend on how tall or short the legs have been adjusted. It's been quite a few months since fitting kitchen plinths in our utility space. And to be honest, the only reason I've not shared it until now is that the end panel (above) needed correcting.
I placed masking tape roughly where I knew I'd need to cut. This helps my pencil marks more visible and prevents chipping. My clips came attached to the mounting plates. So, you may find you need to fold them over and snap to separate. Where to Place Kitchen Plinth Mounting Plates Once I finished screwing on my kitchen plinth fittings, I peeled off the blue protective film an attached to the base unit legs. Fitting Kitchen Plinth Corners So, on every leg, I measured the height and also jogged down how far apart they were from each other.