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Forum topic by jerkylips posted 05-24-2018 09:31 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-24-2018 09:31 PM

We’re in the early stages of building a home, and had a conversation with the cabinet maker about under cabinet outlets & lighting (similar to the picture below). I was told that they usually make the cabinets with a false bottom, to hide the wiring & stuff. In pictures I’ve seen online, I can’t seem to see any sort of false bottom, so I’m not sure how it would look and also why it would be necessary. Anyone familiar with this?

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#1 posted 05-24-2018 11:11 PM

the ones I made had the false bottom inside the cabinet, not underneath, that hid the wires
and accommodated regular outlets. I did not use the lights or power strip like in the photo you show.
I had to use the low profile receptacle box. (this was for my own home).

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#2 posted 05-25-2018 12:03 AM

we use to use 1/4 ply for a cover …. on the cabinets together we would just notch sides 1/4 inch deep it would just butt against finished sides ….. but now today they have led rope :<))

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#3 posted 05-25-2018 03:44 AM

You have what looks to be a pretty wide rail on the bottom of that cabinet door. I suspect that’s hiding the fact that when you open the door you don’t see the wiring for the lights and power outlet strip because the inside of the cabinet has a bottom that allows for the hiding of the wiring. And that’s what he’s referring to w.r.t. false bottom.

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