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#1 posted 07-08-2012 03:35 PM

Figure what shape it will be. Is it triangle with 3 sides, or us it going to have 5 sides. Let’s say you want 5 sides. Of those 5 sides, 2 adjoining sides are backs at 42” each, then 2 sides would be the visible “sides” that bookend the back portions, and you can decide to make your “sides” whatever dimension you want so long as they are equal (just to keep it simple). So let’s say u have 2 backs at 42” and 2 sides at 18”, then your remaining side is the “front” of the cabinet and its dimension is the balance. Once you have decided the shape of the cabinet, and all dimensions along with proper angles such as 90 degree or 45 degree, depending on your preference, then you have established the foot print and ultimately you bottom part which becomes the road map to building the entire cabinet. Of course you need to be mindfull of the thickness of your side parts, what joinery u will use such as dado or simple butt joint. Considering joinery will help u refine your bottom part dimensions. Then I just cut my bottom part and begin building around it. Not sure if this helps.

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