installing plywood and trim

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Forum topic by mzimmers posted 07-13-2020 02:08 PM 248 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2020 02:08 PM

Hi all -

I just removed a built-in refrigerator, exposing the unfinished cabinet sides. As luck would have it, the face overhangs the side by 1/4”, so I’ve ordered some 1/4” cherry plywood.

What would you recommend for adhering the plywood to the cabinet? I’m assuming some kind of nailer, but I’ve never used one. Should it be a brad nailer, or a pin nailer?

Same question applies to the top trim pieces which appear to be 3/4” solid cherry.

Thanks for any help.

-- M. Zimmers

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#1 posted 07-13-2020 02:35 PM

I’d skip the nails and go with construction adhesive. These are no stress joints and you won’t have to deal with nail holes.

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#2 posted 07-13-2020 02:36 PM

for the trim, too? Just apply the adhesive and clamp it?

-- M. Zimmers

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#3 posted 07-13-2020 03:07 PM

I would not use construction adhesive. Too thick and takes awhile to cure.

I would use some type of contact adhesive for plywood.

Trim can be put up with 23g pin nailer or a 18g nailer. If it’s really big or curved, 16/15g.

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