I didn’t get a lot achieved on the studio yesterday as a result of, if I’m actually sincere, I’m so uninterested in this summer time. Yesterday, after Matt and I had completed lunch and I used to be on the point of head into the studio to work, Matt checked the climate. It was 106 levels with a “seems like” temperature of 112. I believed I may push by means of, however a whole lot of what I wanted to do was outdoors work. And once I opened the again door and felt that wall of warmth hit me within the face, I misplaced all motivation.
I managed to get my miter noticed arrange, and reduce three items of lumber, and I used to be achieved. I simply couldn’t push myself to do extra. I’m so over this summer time and this climate, and I’m prepared for some cooler fall temperatures to get right here. Since July eighth, we’ve had solely 5 days beneath 100 levels, and all of these days had been 97 to 99. I’m simply so prepared for a break from warmth.
Anyway, most days I can push by means of. Yesterday, I simply couldn’t make myself do it. However I did handle to do one factor that I needed to get achieved, and that was to repair the toekick on the mural wall of cupboards within the studio.
Should you’ll bear in mind, I had initially not deliberate to do a toekick on these cupboards. I had deliberate to trim out the underside like I might a bookcase, sans toekick, as a result of I didn’t assume I’d really be utilizing that countertop a lot.
For the reason that IKEA legs for the Sektion cupboards didn’t match my want (I wanted mine to be shorter than their legs), I ended up making these utilitarian toes…
After which I connected them utilizing my scorching glue gun.
As a result of I wasn’t planning a toekick, I connected these entrance toes on the very entrance of the cupboards in order that the trim items could possibly be nailed on to these toes and the entrance of the trim can be flush with the entrance of the doorways and drawer fronts.
So once I bought so far, and realized that I’m really going to be utilizing this countertop fairly a bit, and I wanted a toekick in any case, I needed to discover a strategy to make that occur.
In all of my years of DIYing, I’ve discovered that there’s at all times an answer to issues. I’m usually fairly good at fixing these issues, and I’m the kind of one that received’t relaxation till I discover a answer in order that I can have issues precisely like I need them.
Luckily, this didn’t require an entire lot of thought. Since I solely connected them with scorching glue, and didn’t use any nails or screws to safe them, this was really fairly simple.
I merely took my hammer, gave every foot a few good, robust whacks on the ends (not within the center the place such drive may have damaged the entrance piece of wooden), and knocked every foot free from the cupboard.
I do know that may deliver up the query, “Does that imply that scorching glue doesn’t maintain nicely?” Scorching glue holds simply high-quality, however after all, it’s not acceptable for each single challenge the place it’s worthwhile to connect one floor to a different. It’s high-quality for some tasks, however not acceptable for others.
On this specific case, it was high-quality, and would have held up completely had I not whacked them with a hammer. 😀 In spite of everything, these cupboards are all screwed to one another very securely, after which the entire row of cupboards is screwed to a horizontal board which is screwed into studs. The whole row of cupboards may be very safe, and these toes had been simply including assist on the entrance. So there was no want in going overboard with securing the toes. It’s not like they’re going to someway “stroll” their method out from below the cupboards. Scorching glue would have stored them in place for so long as the cupboards had been there…once more, had I not whacked them with a hammer.
They did require a few actually onerous hits with the hammer to get them unfastened, however one motive they got here unfastened comparatively simply is as a result of they had been glued to plastic laminate, which is what IKEA Sektion cupboard packing containers are product of. They use plastic laminate for a motive — it’s a really sturdy, non-porous floor that’s simple to maintain clear. Because it’s a non-porous floor, which means the new glue received’t stick almost as tightly on it as it could have had I glued these toes to unfinished plywood or MDF. So I felt assured that I may get them unfastened with a few onerous whacks with a hammer.
As soon as every one was unfastened, I moved it again 3.5 inches, and re-glued it into place. To try this, I really simply put the brand new scorching glue on the angle the place the toes met the ground. In different phrases, fairly than gluing the toes to the cupboard packing containers once more, I actually glued them to the ground this time. 😀 Hey, if it really works, I’ll attempt it! And this labored simply high-quality.
As soon as I had all of them set again 3.5 inches and glued into place, I reduce the items to cowl these toes to create the toekick.
As soon as I had all of them reduce to size, I eliminated them, painted them, after which nailed them into place utilizing 1.5-inch 16-gauge nails.
And listed here are the cupboards with the brand new, completed toekick…
The place there’s a will, there’s a method, my associates! That’s not just a few foolish little saying. It’s the reality. Typically drawback fixing can take just a few days for me to give you an answer. Different instances, the answer is apparent. And generally, issues may require just a few good whacks with a hammer, and drawback solved! 😀
I nonetheless should fill within the gaps on the ends between the cupboards and the facet partitions. There will probably be no reduction within the climate this weekend, so I hope I can strengthen my resolve to get this achieved. This wall is so near being completed!
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and adorn the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You’ll be able to be taught extra about me right here.