Not worried so much about the battens because the cupboard would be attached to them too.
It's the size of the shelves alongside the cupboard that I want to be consistent. I don't want the shelves to come out further than the cupboard.
I can always cut down the back pieces so they fit inside the shelf frame if I have to, but would prefer not to have to do that.
BTW how do I message @Chaks_DIY without having someone else have to tag me so he's sees my message?
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Hey @rubytuesday1953 . Sounds like you are progressing well.
You'd be happy to know you have not stuffed up. The overall depth is 295mm + 16mm (back panel) = 311mm.
And the cupboard is slightly deeper as you've indicated (by about 6mm) So you end up with a slight offset as in my image. I didn't mind this detail.
If you want it flush, you may need to add an extra bit of timber at the back to offset it forward to equal the depth of the cupboard
Hope that helps !
Phew!!! Thank God.@Chaks_DIY I don't mind the slight offset either.
I thought it looked ok from what I could see from your original pictures, but the close up makes it a lot clearer.
I wasn't looking forward to cutting the back pieces down to fit inside the shelf.
I can finish them now. Yay!!!!
Again, thank you very much for your help. Pictures to follow
No worries - Happy to help where I can 😊 And looking forward to seeing the end product.
All the best!
I'm glad it all worked out. I'm sure our members are very keen to see the layout of your cabinets. We look forward to seeing the updates once you finish your build.
If you need further assistance, please let us know.
Finally finished my laundry makeover.
Thanks heaps for letting me use your shelf design and helping me with the measurements, it really adds a great look.
I ended up using the cheaper flatpax cupboards, but with the hafele soft close hinges (the ones that came with the cupboard were pretty crappy).
I'm so glad that my daughter's builder friend was able to help me with the panelling and putting the cupboards up. It took him a few hours where it would've taken me days and he wouldn't take any money for his time either. What a great friend!
It would be great if you were able to create a discussion post to showcase your project. I'm sure there will be plenty of members wanting to ask questions and get advice from you.
Many thanks for sharing.