August 22, 2015
Yeah, that is something I encountered too.
I considered cutting a notch in the lower back of two sides to accommodate our trim (the front and back 'kick-plate' pieces can be recessed when attaching to the sides), but the ~2" kick plate/pedestal portion of the cabinet wasn't tall enough to clear our 4" high trim.
So that leaves three options I can think of:
1. Cut away the trim (I tend not to like that option...the trim will need to be replaced if the cabinet is ever moved).
2. Elevate the cabinet base to clear the trim by adding a pedestal/frame (you can build one very easily and use melamine for the visible sides of the frame). In our case, it would require a 4" high pedestal slightly smaller than the footprint of the cabinet to accommodate the trim width (I believe the cabinet is 18" deep x 36" wide, so the custom base would be ~17.25" deep x 36" wide). You will then need to mount the new base to the cabinet. There will be a slight line between the new/custom base and the original cabinet bottom, but it should be minor.
You can also combine option 1 and option 2 (i.e. build a new 2" base + existing cabinet's 2" base and cut away a notch in the sides) should clear 4" high trim.
3. For the cabinets in our garage, we actually have the units about 4-5 inches away from the wall so we can store (hide) folding tables/chairs etc. behind them, so I took a heavy duty L-bracket and mounted it to the top of the cabinet and to the wall. You can have the wall portion of the L bracket hidden behind the cabinet (affix the L bracket to the wall first (pointing down), then slide the cabinet into place and screw the horizontal L bracket portion into the top of the cabinet) which hides the bracket, or mount it to the top of the cabinet and have the L bracket pointing upward (not as attractive but easier and just as functional).
In our laundry room, we have a base cabinet against one side of the upright storage cabinet's front which keeps it from falling forward and no space to tip sideways, so no 'tipping' concerns there.
Hope that helps give you some options and ideas.
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