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Old 05-23-2014, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Building an inside-corner cabinet

So far, I have discussed these projects for my parents:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ure-27515.html
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...age-26316.html
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...0-a-26366.html
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...0-a-26041.html

This was for me, but since dad turned the guest bedroom into an office, but I still sleep there when I visit, I want to put in a loft bed, so that I do not need to sleep in a recliner!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ing-25880.html

So, for two years, I have been working on a fence here. Arizona dirt is extremely difficult to dig, and post holes are much more challenging than an ordinary one. Until I needed to move the shed, just digging the post holes was the most challenging part. I have worked on several other projects up here, as well as continually making their computers work again. Dad originally set up an office in the kitchen, which Mom now uses, and, like every other room in the house, it is pretty cluttered. They have a computer desk, but Dad moved the hutch into his "office," and I thought that a corner cabinet would help wonders:





I guess the front edge would be 66".
What do you think?

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Old 05-23-2014, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why not extend the cabinet all the way back into the corner? You'll use more material, but it will be easier to build and your dad will have more usable space.
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Why not extend the cabinet all the way back into the corner? You'll use more material, but it will be easier to build and your dad will have more usable space.
To me, it seems that deep shelves are more trouble than they are worth. Of course, I could build it that way just to have more attachment points, but still put in the back where I want it.
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Ooh--then you could have a hidden compartment in back.
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Ooh--then you could have a hidden compartment in back.
Honestly, my parents could use that to hide stuff from my autistic brother!
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My folks always used these in any of their remodelling:

inside corner lazy susan - Google Search
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Someone claimed that lazy Susans were nearly useless, although I have always thought they were a great idea.

While this is in the kitchen, this is for one of their offices.
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'Someone', eh? Did they have your best interests at heart? People say things for weird reasons.

They're most useful with cabinets on either side. Then the space is almost un-useable. otherwise they bring things clear in the back out beyond where it is when closed. It could save getting up out of a chair.

I'd also stack more than two shelves.
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'Someone', eh? Did they have your best interests at heart? People say things for weird reasons.

They're most useful with cabinets on either side. Then the space is almost un-useable. otherwise they bring things clear in the back out beyond where it is when closed. It could save getting up out of a chair.

I'd also stack more than two shelves.
It was some DIY site, it was just their personal opinion.

I am kind of inclined to think that inside corners should be avoided. I imagine that having the most normal cabinet possible with a big triangle of dead space behind it would not necessarily be effective, but there must be something that could be done there.

I present the "Inside Corner / Lazy Susan Drawer Box:"

which is obviously not a Lazy Susan!

I read about someone making their own inside corner drawer and they realized it was deceptively difficult. Why not give it a flat front?

Actually, I think that I will go with a Lazy Susan, if I can figure out how to integrate it:
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Half-circular shelves with the pivot at the front. Like Bucky Fuller's Dymaxion closet.


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