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I'd loosen the screws on the back wall of the cabinets and tap them away from the center point of your opening to see if they move. If you can remove the left cabinet, look at the left side of that cabinet, there is usually only contact with the next cabinet at the face frame. You could shave the face frame by 1/8" or so (3mm) as needed to give you a ...


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There's mentions in other posts of all sorts of changes to the glass, squeezing it in, temporarily moving the cabinets, etc. Do not compress or attempt to modify the glass in any way The glass contains invisible, but carefully and balanced stresses within it; watch the 10s segment from the marked time here https://youtu.be/j16GD0xzkhk?t=126 to see a very ...


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Depending on environmental conditions, consider running a dehumidifier and lowering the temperature in the room and the temperature of the glass. (This would work here in Florida...maybe...). That only solves the initial problem of fit.


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If the hood is this kind of arrangement, basically a pair of glass wings extending from a central machine .... my suggestion is return it and buy something different. No matter what you do it's going to look awful. There needs to be a wide gap, as shown here, between the hood and the cabinets so you can clean them both. Otherwise you'll get black gunk ...


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replace the end panels of the cabinet with thinner ones. if you only need a few millimeters that should do the trick.


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First of all: Have you tried it? Since you have already bought the hood you can just lift it in and try if it fits. Maybe your measurement is not entirely correct or the hood is a little bit smaller than promised. If it is too tight a fit and its only about a few millimeters (and there is not a wall directly next to the cupboards) you can try to move them a ...


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Depending how handy you are, there's a few answers. Although other answers/comments touch on some of these, I'd like to recap to add my own comments to those, too. I would also like to see pics of (1) the hood itself, perhaps slightly angled from above or below to get a sense of the 3D form, and (2) the entire cupboard space, like maybe a wide view, 600mm ...


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Any glass intended for a kitchen is almost certainly tempered. You cannot modify tempered glass. It will explode or disintegrate. Even if it's not, you're unlikely to be successful without specialized tools and training. You also wouldn't go grinding away at the finished end of your cabinet. That would make a real mess with no easy remedy. Unless you ...


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Glass does not take well to sanding, cutting, etc. It can be done, but not so easily. It is even harder on an assembled large object, as opposed to large flat sheets. On the other hand, wood and similar materials (e.g., products made from various combinations of wood fibers, glue, etc.) can handle sanding very well, with minimal loss of strength and ...


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To best way to remove brushstrokes in dried acrylic paint, is to use a damp sanding sponge. You need to make sure it's completely dry, before using the damp sanding sponge, or the paint might peel or smear depending on how soon after painting you attempted to use a sanding sponge. You could use dry sandpaper, if you're not working a paint that doesn't gum ...


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