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Old 11-22-2018, 12:09 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by Titus View Post
Are you able to replace the existing push-in knobs with the recessed pulls, or are they only for new installations? If the latter, what us used to keep the drawers or cabinets from opening on their own?
The knobs on my 2014 cabinets do not latch. The spring-loaded hinges are all that keep the doors closed.

On my drawer, I used a brass catch I already had in the shop, mounted between the back of the drawer and the plywood cross member. It should keep the drawer from opening on the road.

The flap on the bottom of my cabinet is held closed by two spring-loaded struts. The same struts as are used on Airstream upper cabinets.

I could replace existing knobs, but that would entail covering the necessary hole with some sort of cover on the back for appearance. It would also be very touchy cutting the holes for the new pulls in the curved cabinet doors. I'm leaving the existing knobs in place.
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:06 PM   #62
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Final appearance

Still a few odds and ends to finish up, but everything is in place now. Today was in the 70s and it was pleasant working with the door open. Tuesday morning, it is supposed to get just below freezing, so our little "summer" will be short lived.

The edge binding took a bit of learning. It is wider than the drawer fonts, so I had to trim it. After the first piece, I got smart and carefully aligned the front edge so that I did not have to use the router edge trimmer blade on the front which was more difficult with the pieces standing on edge. I just had to trim the ends and the back edge. I used Weldwood contact cement to attach the edge binding. It works well, even on cold wood.

I have 1/2" binding set aside for the visible edges of the 1/2" plywood insert in the old microwave hole. I'll put that on in the next few days at the storage yard, as well as put in some anti-skid shelf liner.

The black at the left of the lower area is our two black trays we use for pot lucks They have their own padded garage against the side.

Our Xmas rally is coming up in a few days and we will have a chance to try out the new changes.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:20 PM   #63
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Came out looking nice.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:37 AM   #64
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Great work (again) John !
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:30 PM   #65
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Hi! Where you found the trim kit? Im trying to find one ....thank you
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In the Shorty, and in my new installation, the microwave is held in place by the stainless steel trim (about $65). The trim is supposed to be attached at the rear by 4 existing screws. Unfortunately, these seem to be one-way security screws on mine and I only managed to remove one. I carefully drilled beside each screw and used 1/4" sheet metal screws to attach the trim. You would not want the trim.

I'm sure you could carefully drill alongside each of the two bottom screws and attach short angle pieces to tie the unit down. I would cut two short pieces of 1" aluminum angle for the purpose.
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