Corner cabinet plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about corner cabinet plans. If you want to learn more about building a kitchen corner cabinet with doors, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your kitchen, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the wooden cabinet to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Corner cabinet plans

Building a corner cabinet

Building a corner cabinet

 

Materials

  • A – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″ x 24″ long, 1 piece – 23 1/4″ x 24″ long BACK
  • B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 11 1/4″ x 24″ long SIDES
  • C – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 22 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ long STRUCTURE
  • D – 1 piece of 1×1 lumber – 22 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 21 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 10 1/2″ long CLEATS
  • E – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 23 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 6 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ long 2xDOOR PANELS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building kitchen corner cabinets

Building the frame of the corner cabinet

Building the frame of the corner cabinet

 

The first step of the project is to build the L-shaped back of the cabinet. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to cut the components out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the common edge of the green component. Align the edges and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the components together. Add glue to the joint and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Attaching the sides to the cabinet

Attaching the sides to the cabinet

 

Build the sides out of 3/4″ plywood and adjust their size using a circular saw. Drill pocket holes along the common edge of the components and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints to enhance the bond of the component.

 

Fitting the cleats

Fitting the cleats

 

Build the cleats out of 1×1 lumber and secure them to the sides using brad nails. Add glue to the joints and use a spirit level to make sure the cleats are horizontal.

 

Fitting the shelves

Fitting the shelves

 

Build the rest of the L-shaped components out of 3/4″ plywood using the information displayed in the diagram. Drill pocket holes along the common edges of the components and secure them to the cabinet using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are perfectly flush one with another.

 

Building the doors

Building the doors

 

Build the frame of the doors out of 1×3 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and secure them to the vertical supports using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess material with a damp cloth. Build the panels out of 1/2″ plywood and fit them inside the frames. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the panels to the frame, but leave no gaps between the components.

 

Attaching the doors

Attaching the doors

 

Attach the doors to the frame of the corner cabinet and secure them into place using appropriate hinges. Center the doors to the frame of the cabinet and lock them into place.

 

Corner cabinet plans

Corner cabinet plans

 

Fit the doors to the corner cabinet and secure them using appropriate hinges. Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the corner kitchen cabinet.

 

 

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