I’m in the process of building the L Kegger, but I came across an issue with the blacksplash portion, and I’m hoping someone can shed some light for me. The plans call for 1×8 to be used, and it to be ripped down to 6.5″. If I in fact do that, then that leaves the backsplash .25″ shorter than the back supports. But by looking at the image on the plans, the backsplash should actually come half way up to the 2×8 counter top support. So should the 1×8 be ripped at all?
Do whatever fits what you have built.
Get out the tape measure, determine what width you need and rip it down to the proper size, or use it as is.
Simple as that…
Remember, the plans are not written in stone.
I believe the thinking here is that if a person applied some type of workspace counter covering, like tile, or a thicker laminate or even granite, that you would have to rip it down a bit.
Just go with what works.