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Forum topic by Ty Moser posted 09-30-2015 04:52 AM 519 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ty Moser

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09-30-2015 04:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cabinet inside corners

I’ve gotten roped into designing and building this cabinet for my wife’s best friend.

I’ve never been fond of doing cabinets and haven’t ever done anything with multiple inside corners before. (Especially 3!) I’m looking for suggestions on how to build this sucker and hope to not make another trip back over there to measure or make a template.

As far as putting it together, I’m thinking two pieces with a trim piece to help cover up the seam. I’ve got measurements of all four walls from corner to corner and used my sliding bevel gauge to mark the angles of both of the non-45° angles. I’m kicking myself for not making some kind of template while I was over there but I didn’t..

Any thoughts on putting this together?

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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 05:03 AM

Is that Sketchup? If you draw it like you would build it, the measurements should be accurate. Mine are always right on the money! Well, at least until it comes time to mark and cut out the parts! :-(

Note: I hate angles!!!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 05:10 AM

I have a suggestion.

Make two cabinets for the right side. Make three cabinets for the left side.
Add a filler piece for the left end. Obviously, this will be an angled end piece with some lost space.
And for where the two sets of cabinets meet, there is also some lost corner space, unless you can make skeleton frames so some shelving can extend into the corner area.
Attach ledger boards against the wall so the countertop will have some support.
Measure several times, get it right, and then measure again! :-)

Good luck.
Post some pics of your project. It sounds very interesting.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Ty Moser

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 06:47 AM

Yup, it’s in SketchUp but you know how walls are.. If I measure the bottom, 3’ up might not fit the same.. then these are of course rounded inside corners so I tried to measure from exactly the middle of each corner but I’m sure there is a tiny bit of wiggle room.

Splitting it into 5 cabinets might help but I forgot to mention they want the inside open as much as possible. They’ll be storing board games in there which can get fairly long.. I’m thinking two full cabinets and I might err on the side of caution and make the right cabinet 1/4” shorter than my measurement. Then I can use a trim piece to cover up any gap on the far left wall and the counter will cover up any gap on the back of the left cabinet.. (ugh.. gaps)

-- Check out my projects at https://www.monolocoworkshop.com or at https://www.youtube.com/user/trmoser/videos

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 04:51 PM

I would make two cabinets and put it on a seperate base and the top seperate too. Keep a gap of maybe 3-4 cm between the cabinet and the walls except for the far left side. The far left side make it a tad wider so you can fit it exactly to the wall. the top pieces are also a bit wider and fit it to the wall the same way you did the far left side. In my opinion the trim pieces are easier to make but doesn’t look as good.

-- Jorg

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#5 posted 09-30-2015 04:59 PM

Walls are generally always not square flat or anything. It is the job of the installer to make the cabinets fit as good as possible using shims or whatever is necessary. The top then can be cut to fit by making a template from thin plywood strips and transfer it to the top and cut it.

When we remove our kitchen cabinets, it was amazing to see how the lower cabinets had been installed. They looked OK when you look at them, but some had to be shimmed out as much as 3/4 inch from the wall.

Just not a perfect world. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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