Originally Posted by MatthewH
looking good there RT!!! Congrats on the new car as well.
Thanks! Will all the money Mrs. RTROSE is saving in gas I should be able to buy a few more blu rays!
Originally Posted by Iusteve
Looks good buddy. How much larger is your top than the base?
I started to leave 1 1/2 lip on the three sides (wall side is flush) but that overhang looked excessive (especially since I was not doing a step or rope lighting) so I went with 1" as the overhang. That amount looked "Right" to me anyway.
Originally Posted by tlogan6797
That outlet looks like it should work. Having helped out installing my carpet, it might be tough to staple the carpet to the cutout directly in front of it. The sides should be no problem.
As my buddy said about laying carpet, "We cover s#$% up!"
Ha, yup that is what my cabinet guy said about skrim or scribe (what he calls the thin piece of material on the back of cabinets that covers the gap between the wall and the cabinet. Also paint, trim and caulk cover a multitude of sins! I think a little glue will be all that is needed on the backside of the cutout and worse case is that is is a flap that is just "tucked in". The chairs will hide it and there will not be any "traffic" in that spot so it should be good to go.
Originally Posted by J_P_A
Have you checked to see if the wire feeding the receptacle is coming from the bottom or the top? If it's from the top, it wouldn't be much trouble to move it up a few inches. You could even cover the existing hole int he wall with some wide baseboard on top of your riser. No drywall repair required!
With that said, I'll deny having made this next suggestion if anyone ever asks. But since you're already planning to cover part of it with carpet, have you considered just covering the whole thing? Again, maybe with a wide baseboard or something?
I know which way the wires go (up) because I wired them!
. With my simple easy fix I won't need to do anything, but thanks for the baseboard idea, I'll tuck that away for future use. Also weighing in on my decision is the underlying spray foam that I would have to remove/damage to do much moving and replacing of the outlet. I would if it were completely necessary, but I think my solution will work just fine. I guess we'll all find out together now won't we.