We are trying to fix out kitchen units to the wall, but the wall is very
uneven. Though tiled, the wall is "wonky" and the two adjoining walls are
not at 90 degrees to it. We have gaps of up to an inch at different places.
Can anyone give me an idea of how to fix these long units to the wall? My
brain is hurting trying to come up with satisfactory solution.
If you are fitting wall units, you can cut horizontal battens to fit the
contours of the walls and provide the 90 degree corner angle. One way is
to offer up a big sheet of thick cardboard to the walls at the height
needed and run a pencil pushed into a cotton reel along the walls, to
transfer the contours to the cardboard. Then transfer those contours
from cardboard to battens. Then hang the wall units on the battens after
they have been cut to match.
You may have to put a bit of edging down the wall at the end of the run
of cabinets and along the bottom, to hide the gap.
Of course you probably don't need battens - correct thickness spacers at
the mounting points should be enough. However, if you have solid stone
walls with the stones held together by not a lot (my house is
constructed like that) - the battens allow the fixing points to the wall
to be transferred to places where there is a large lump of rock or no
pipes/ cables/ etc.
Base units aren't so much a problem - the same cardboard idea can be
used to transfer the wall contours to the worktop(s).
If you units are decent they will have fixing plates which allow you to
adjust for uneven walls, inside the units you will find the adjusters.
IAEFRTFI or read the instructions, in 30 years of fitting a 90 degree corner
is like hens teeth
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