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Raising kitchen cabinets to floor level before floor is installed

Fred Hamilton
9 years ago

Reading the forum, it seems like the "right" way to install cabinets is at the finished floor height, not directly on top of the subfloor. This allows the floor to be installed after cabinet installation, maximizes dishwasher headroom, etc.

My question is, what do you put under the cabinets to raise them up to floor level? My guess is plywood with the same thickness as the finished floor, cut so it exactly follows the perimeter of the cabinets. I want to check if there are any different/better techniques.


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