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Forum topic by kbradray posted 03-15-2010 05:51 PM 2438 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2010 05:51 PM

I am a newbe here, and would appreciate some of your wisdom and guidance. I am currently working on my kitchen cabinet project and I am about to make the turn in a left side corner. I would appreciate any help with dimensioning and designing my lazy susan to include places to purchase the hardware (turntable) and other material. Any ideas are appreciated.

Thanks Ken

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 05:54 PM

Lazy susans generally take up 36” on each side of the corner. I know Rockler sells the hardware.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 06:17 PM

Size the cabinet to suit the lazy susan hardware. It’s best to “square off” the back corner of the cabinet to prevent things from falling back there.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 06:30 PM

Ell Shaped Cabinet or Diagonal? CharlieM is correct in the 36” dimension. That generally leaves an ell shaped notch in the front corner of 12×12 (standard 24” deep cabs)

Pie cut LS hardware to fit the ell shape. Some people attach the door to it so it swings around inside the cabinet, this seems to be an old school way of doing it. Nowadays you can either have two hinged doors that open in each direction or the more popular one door hinged on the cabinet and the other door hinged to the first door with a piano hinge or something similar, so they open as one and fold flat.

Diagonal door cabinets can have either full round shelves or ones with a cut across the front in which case you need to get a post assembly that returns to the same position each time. Most of the hardware I have seen has this feature. You would need it for the ell shaped ones too. You can get sets that have already made plastic shelves, wire baskets, or with just a bracket to hold up shelves you make.

Most people cut the back corner off on a diagonal about a foot or so across to make it easier to get it into the room, so basically you would have three back panels, the middle one (usually 3/4” thick) acting as support for the other two 1/4” panels.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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