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Outlet for Kitchen Island Side

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I'm building a custom kitchen island, cabinets in the front and back.

I need power inside the island (for a wine fridge) as well as on the side, so I was thinking of adding a 5-7" gap in between the cabinets, and covering the sides with a panel (to be done in any case)

Outlets would then be behind the fridge in the floor, as well as on the side panel under the countertop.

 

The floor outlet is not an issue to be added to the plan - but the side panel outlets will not be accepted as the panels are not walls.

Soffits and Partitions won't work. I've tried half-walls - but I can't figure out how to assign a custom wall type to them in order to get them to the correct thickness (3/4")

 

The only trick I found is to create an invisible wall in front of the soffit - but that obviously creates a gap from the soffit to the outlet back (and it seems rather complicated)

Any better ways of achieving this?

 

Thanks

Patrick

 

Simple island without panels or outlets:

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The soffit/hidden wall solution:

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The gap issue with that solution:

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Gap not visible in this camera view:

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HD Architectural 2016

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Creating a wall with a 0" thickness seems to work.

 

You will see the wall in the first picture as a solid line over the dashed outline of the cabinet.

 

Once the wall is 0 thickness, it's not easy -- maybe impossible to select.

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you don't need the Soffit , the Room Divider is a wall so will accept an Outlet ...which should be a GFI in a Kitchen BTW ,

 

as long as you don't join the RD Wall to another wall I think it should be fine , it worked fine in a quick test I did lining the RDW up with the cabinet or Partition edge , you can even hang one in midair apparently :)

 

edit I see Eric posted while I was Playing.....

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Creating a wall with a 0" thickness seems to work.

 

You will see the wall in the first picture as a solid line over the dashed outline of the cabinet.

 

Once the wall is 0 thickness, it's not easy -- maybe impossible to select.

 

Thanks - works perfect.

 

The selection is not an issue (at least not so far). I can select the soffit 'panel' and then tab to get to the zero depth wall.

 

And, yes: It will be a GFCI of course (was just running a quick test, and the regular outlet was quicker to add)

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