Originally Posted by schristian619
I was planning on using straight cuts to alleviate the potential mishaps of 45 degree ones
+1 on that man, I used a miter saw & they still didn't come out well. Wasted $30 on wood. ARRGH. Straight cuts are the way to go IMHO.
Can't help on the collar height though - what you could do is search the forums for the whirlpool, find a pic where somebody has made a collar for it and use the taps to estimate height you need.....