The width of a toe kick can be
flush with the cabinet box but
often looks better with a 1/4-inch
reveal, which means it will be the
cabinet width minus 1/2 inch. We
used this 1/2-inch rule because
we wanted the sidewalls of our
toe kick to nearly line up with the
sidewalls of the cabinets to give it
the best structural strength.
Toe kicks can be attached to the
cabinets if ceiling height leaves
room to tip the cabinet into place.
We mitered the corners of
our toe kicks to hide the veneer
layers of the plywood.
After building a prototype, we
were ready to cut the toe kick
parts in multiples, including triangle gussets to square corners
and provide an anchor for attaching the toe kicks to cabinets.
With the pieces cut, we nailed
them together in an assembly-line fashion.
We used our power planer to
clean up the edge band material
We glued and nailed 1/4” strips of
hardwood to the edges of one of
cabinet boxes. The shelves for this
cabinet received the same treatment along the exposed edge.