Kitchen Base Cabinet on Concrete Foundation

Old 06-02-18, 09:18 AM
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Kitchen Base Cabinet on Concrete Foundation

Hi. I am installing a kitchen base cabinet in a nook area on my one story home which has a concrete above grade slab.

As these have particle board sides, do I need to put plastic spacers underneath to avoid moisture from wicking into cabinet.

I don't have moisture problems, I am just thinking from mopping the kitchen or after a spill.

Am I over thinking this. Should I just put the cabinet down and screw it to the wall and be done.

Old 06-02-18, 03:04 PM
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Concrete floors often aren't perfectly level/smooth. I've never know of anyone doing anything other than finding the high point and shimming the rest of the cabinets to match.
Old 06-02-18, 03:08 PM
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Best not to have untreated wood in direct contact with concrete. You can use composite shims to raise the cabinet, screw it off and then adjust the shims for a tight solid fit.

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