Published on June 13th, 2013 | by IH guest


How to Hide a Soffit In Akurum Upper Cabinet

Materials: Jig Saw, 1 3/8″ Forstner Bit, Drill, Patience

Description: My wife and I are in the middle of a DIY kitchen renovation. We ripped our soffits out and discovered one little issue, we had a pipe running through one of the soffits. Our solution? Build the soffit into the 39″ cabinet.

Here is how we did it:
1) Measure space needed for soffit.
2) Drill new dowel holes at that distance
3) Connect top piece as you would normally
4) See where pipe hits on side peices
5) Cut side pieces with jig saw
6) Use forstner bit to drill new holes in doors if needed
7) Connect, hang, and you’re good to go.

For a more detailed guide head on over to our blog.

~ Josh, Michigan

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2 Responses to How to Hide a Soffit In Akurum Upper Cabinet

  1. Is it better to dry verge caps on my bargeboards than just patching up the old mortar.

  2. Rebecca says:

    We ran into similar issues when we ripped them out. Our problem is a little different. We had a chance to relocate the plumbing. The bigger issue is a support beam that is there. Can’t mess with that. Don’t know how we could ever let that run inside a cabinet? It’s just too big.

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