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Calling all IKEA experts

Posted by he8833 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 22:23

Tying to undermounting a single bowl Domsjo sink in a Akurum’s 23 7/8″ base cabinet

We really want to incorporate the Domsjo as an undermount as done here http://www.cape27blog.com/2012/07/how-to-undermount-ikeas-domsjo-sink/

also see attached picture

However on the left side it appears you have a gap. I dont see a gap on the right side.

My fear is the Domsjo sink is probably 25 ¼” wide due the large lip that is supposed to sit on the countertop. When it gets recessed like that, the lip still sticks past the cabinet frame by maybe ¾” which may be leading to the gap I am seeing. But Iam unclear on why I only see it only on one side? (see first picture in link i attached)

I want the cabinets adjacent to the sink base cabinet to be tight with no gap and I am wondering if thats possible if the Domsjo sink is wider than the sink base cabinet.

Hopefully that makes sense. Any insight?

****I know Brickmanhouse has done this "hack" which is often referenced on the boards, but his was with 24''Domsjo and 30'' wide base cabinet****

Undermounting the IKEA Domsjo Sink - Kitchens Forum - GardenWeb

Can this be done with NO gap? Maybe I am simply looking at this wrong?
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This post was edited by he8833 on Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 22:24


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RE: Calling all IKEA experts

If you don't get an answer here, the Kitchen Planning forum on ikeafans.com is your friend.

Bonnie

Here is a link that might be useful: Ikeafans forums


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RE: Calling all IKEA experts

I would pay special attention to Chuck's post in this ikeafans thread:

(Chuck is about the most experienced pro installer there.)

Here is a link that might be useful: undermounting domsjo sinks

This post was edited by writersblock on Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 22:48


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RE: Calling all IKEA experts

On the last picture in that blog post, she gives a better view of the right side. There appears to be a cover panel edge between the sink and the cabinet next door, you can see it between the doors. Ikea's doors are full overlay so if the cabinets were abutted to each other, you would not see that extra piece of wood. Not sure why they did not do the same on the left side.You could probably get any piece of wood with the right thickness and paint the edge, add it vertically under that lip of the sink.


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RE: Calling all IKEA experts

Thanks Scrappy 25

You hit the nail on the head the blog owner responded "When the sink is recessed below counter level, it does in fact exceed the cabinet base. It’s hard to see in the photos, but we added a small filler piece to the right side of the cabinet (between the sink base and the adjacent cabinet). It’s cut down, just as the sink cabinet was, and fills the gap that would’ve been there. We would have added a filler piece to fill the gap on the left side of the sink as well, but the dishwasher would not allow it."

You were exactly right!


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