Author Topic: How Would You Solve This? (Panel Ready Dishwasher Needs Smaller Panel)  (Read 18446 times)

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Offline Gregor

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I don't know how Gregor actually did it but I can envision a removable panel that sits on pins or small dominos (2 on each side) inserted into each adjacent panel the project out about a 1/2" and matching L-shaped or angled slots on each end of the removable filler piece. Then to install/remove you just lift it on/off no tools required. If it's an L-shaped slot then you line up the filler with the pins and push in then let it drop down to lock in place.

Put a slight back bevel on the top of the filler and a complementary bevel on the bottom of the door panel so to provide clearance for the door opening/closing.
I applied KISS and used a single L-shaped metal bracket (single line of screws) on each side. The IKEA panels I used have a real wood edgebanding so I was able to simply cut the top banding of the bottom filler into a triangle (and seal with clear coat) to make just enough room for the door to move - as it was my kitchen I could decide 'good enough'  ;).

More convoluted methods may need to be applied though in case the door moves down to much before swiveling inward.
It could be an option to use two brackets per side, the lower to form a rotation point for the filler (so it can turn outward on the top of it) by using one screw on the side of the bracket and add another bracked higher (just attached to the sides of the hole to form a stop so the filler will be perfectly vertical when closed), plus a rubber ring to pull the filler into the vertical closed position and some glide strip ontop of it to avoid scratching/friction. With this the door panel would be able to push the filler out a bit to make the room for itself to move.

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Offline James Biddle

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These shelf pins can be used:

Instead of a horizontal shelf, it'd be a vertical one.

Those would be I have a Richelieu account.  Thanks.