Fitting a Kitchen Plinth

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Here’s my step by step on how I fitted my kitchen plinth for the first time as part of my utility series. You can also find a follow-along video at the very bottom of this page!

You find the original how-to here.

To finish our utility kitchen off, I installed a kickboard. Also known as a kitchen plinth.

It's made of MDF with a high gloss coating. Note you can buy them at the right depth. However, I cut up large end panel for the job.

So I'll show you how I did it.

You can find my YouTube video here.

First, measure the length you need.

If you're going into a corner, you won't need the full length.

Now masking tape your plinth and transfer the measurement.

Wearing a dust mask, cut with a hand saw. OR even better... cut outside.

Unfortunately for me here in the UK, it was raining!

Measure the height of your kitchen units and repeat.

Tip: avoid cutting it too tight if you ever need to take it off.

You'll probably find it easier with a jigsaw here.

Lay the newly cut plinth in front of the kitchen unit legs and mark centre of each leg.

Extend those pencil marks with a speed square.

Line up a plinth foot clip to the pencil line and draw screw holes before pre-drilling.

Screw on the clip plate.

Slide the matching leg clip into the plates on all of them.

Now push the plinth on and repeat for the other side if needed.

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  • Re Re on Jul 19, 2020

    good idea and great job! Now, go get some hot tea with honey

  • Gail Cooley Gail Cooley on Jul 16, 2021

    What a great idea 💡I’m definitely going to do this. I’m thinking that is a lot of storage for my baking sheets. 👍👍👍