LumberJocks

Looking for suggestions on an abnormal kitchen corner cabinet

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by exterminate posted 08-14-2013 02:34 PM 946 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View exterminate's profile

exterminate

130 posts in 1490 days


08-14-2013 02:34 PM

I’m helping a co-worker with his kitchen project. His house is a tine 1920’s bungalow that he’s completely ripped apart and put back together over the last two years, and his kitchen is a bit small. He’s got one corner that is a half wall for 64”, joining a full wall that goes 34” before the space for the oven. In order to maximize storage, he wants to put a 12” deep base cabinet along the half wall, going to normal 24” deep cabinets on the full wall. The only two options I can think of in that corner are either a blind base on the full wall, so that there is only around 12” of hard to reach area, or a wall cabinet sized lazy susan, which to me doesn’t make sense, as it is a huge waste of space, and doesn’t provide all that much usable extra storage. I thought maybe a diaganol cabinet with a drawer bank, but I’m not sure that would look right given the adjoining cabinets are different depths.

Any suggestions? I’m out of ideas!

Thankss, and have a great day!
David

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."


5 replies so far

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

7172 posts in 2039 days


#1 posted 08-14-2013 03:17 PM

View BJODay's profile

BJODay

512 posts in 1405 days


#2 posted 08-14-2013 03:18 PM

David,
I have a lazy susan cabinet in my kitchen. There is lost space in the cabinet but the items are easier to access than a blind cabinet. This is becoming more apparent as my knees are aging faster than the rest of me.

I have seen blind cabinets that have a swing out tray, Kind of like a semi-circular lazy susan. Maybe that would be a good compromise.

BJ

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

7172 posts in 2039 days


#3 posted 08-14-2013 03:20 PM

Maybe go to bing images and see if there’s something that’ll work for you.

There’s a lot of good hardware these days.

View Charlie's profile

Charlie

1100 posts in 1748 days


#4 posted 08-14-2013 03:25 PM

12 inches of blind base wouldn’t be so bad. Lots of people have items that they only use rarely….special serving pieces, holiday stuff, an extra crockpot (did I say that?), all kinds of stuff. I hate bases with doors and only do drawers now, but once in a while a base with doors is more practical and this might be one of those cases.

View Loco's profile

Loco

210 posts in 1211 days


#5 posted 08-14-2013 04:48 PM

How about a curve and a curved door ? I wish I had pics. A friend of mine built a house in the shape of a boomerang and it has curved EVERYTHING, including the headboard and mattress !
Here’s a few shots online
http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/node/2886

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com