Help . . . Kitchen Cabinet Problem
We have a 72" long panel on the back side of our kitchen island. It is a raised bar that fits 3 bar stools. It was supposed to have 3 smaller "panels" within that 72" space. Two support brackets were to be placed between the 3 panels, and therefore between the 3 chairs (each chair would line up infront of one smaller panel). The builder (without telling us) decided to change it to 4 panels, thereby changing where the brackets are located.
The problem is that now the support brackets are where your legs would be when you are sitting there (plus I don't think it looks as good.) We have been trying to get the builder to replace the current panel with one that matches our specifications for a long time. Our builder's most recent argument for not fixing it is . . . 3 panels will warp so they had to put 4 in.
Is this true? If so . . . isn't there anything that can be done (such as attaching strips along the backside to help prevent warping)? I have seen pictures of kitchens with one big panel on the back of an island and also islands with 2 panels. What do you think?
Sorry so long . . . but tough to describe.