Before I get too far with cabinets, I have decided to shift gears and refocus on floors. You will recall that I was struggling with the type of material used to smooth-out my subfloor’s irregularities prior to laying vinyl. At first I wanted to pour self-leveling underlayment but decided against it, fearing eventual cracking due to twisting and torque while driving. One of my Bro-in-laws, Jim, came up with the fine idea of using a very thin plywood as the smoothing element. Not only will wood resist the ill-effects of movement, it is actually a cheaper and easier solution than what I was considering – painting a primer, laying fiberglass mesh and pouring specialized self-leveling underlayment that contains polymers (twice as expensive as the regular stuff). At Home Depot, 2.7 mm ply is only $14 per 4 X 8′ sheet and ten of those cut to size, glued and nailed down and, BAM!!, I’m done.
BTW. You may have noticed a difference in my last three posts – bigger, clearer pictures. This is the result of my adopting the Beta “Gutenberg” enhancement offered by WordPress. Better, huh? And I suppose it is also due to my new phone, an Apple 10.