One of my goals when replacing my kitchen floor was to get rid of the ugly dishwasher bottom plate and replace it with what looked like a seamless toe-kick along that bank of cabinets. I had a hard time figuring out how to connect the removable portion so I could access under the dishwasher, and finally settled for a friction fit. Unfortunately, the toe-kick moves around and shows a large gap. Maybe these Plinth Locks from Unika would solve my issues if I ever got around to fixing them.
Plinth Lock isn’t a new product, just new to us, as it has been available across the pond for some time. Using Plinth instead of toe-kick in the name of the product seems to be a giveaway that it isn’t made here. Previously I’d only heard Plinth used to reference the block that door molding rests upon in fancier installations.
The Plinth Locks eliminate external screws or nails and produces tight 90° joints in toe-kicks, filler panels, corner posts, or other places you need a hidden fastener. They keep inside corner joints tight where there may not otherwise be a solid connection. The two parts of the Plinth Lock screw to the inside of the joint and snap together. They look like they can be snapped apart too, but Unika doesn’t mention that.
When they get them in stock, Rocker will be charging $8 for a set of six.