Introduction: Homemade Kitchen Corner Drawers

These drawers were made as part of a major kitchen re-construction about 6 years ago.  Today they are as good as ever so I thought others might like to see the construction details.    I don't have many pictures taken from when i made the drawers but those of you into woodworking will get a good idea of what is involved with the construction by looking at the video.  

I made a jig to keep everything in alignment when assembling the drawers but seems I didn't take a picture of it. The drawer bottoms are set in rabbits made in the sides of the drawers. As all drawer bottoms are identical they form the main way to align the drawers and keep them the same shape. The video shows how I modified the standard drawer pull to adapt them to the corner drawer.  I selected pulls that mount  with screws driven in from the outside of the pulls - works great for this application.  Except for the drawer fronts (pine) the drawers are made from 1/2 inch baltic birch plywood.  This plywood is nice and flat and easy to machine.

Full extension, heavy duty drawer glides give full access to the drawers.

Dovetails, dowels, corner blocks and glue all work together to make the drawers  sturdy and rigid.

I finished the cabinets with a clear water based finish putting extra coats on the insides of all drawers.  The finish has held up well. 


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Hawk00073 made it!(author)2015-01-04

This is a fabulous idea and I am hoping you can add more to your instructable. I am wondering if you have pictures to go along with the video. We are totally rookies when it comes to building and we are planning on building our own kitchen cupboards. Any information you have would be great, we have a lot to learn! :) Thanks for sharing this idea too.

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-01-06

Thanks. Unfortunately I wasn't into instructables or the like when I made the cabinets and related kitchen stuff so don't have any extra photos that I can remember. There are however a few other unique features with the kitchen cabinets that I have been intending to photograph and publish but so far haven't got it done. Wish I could help more but that's about it at the present time.

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MartineS12 made it!(author)2017-05-19

Comment la traduire en Français. Merci

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Excitebike made it!(author)2016-09-28

I have seen lazy susans installed in corner cabinets to maximize storage, but I have never seen this. Very cool.

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TabathaJ made it!(author)2016-03-18

Hello,

Do you have more detailed instructions to your cabinet construction? Just curious how you came up with the measurements and the correct cuts for a corner drawer. Thanks!!

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nlinventor made it!(author)2016-03-18

Sorry, unlike my more recent activity, I wasn't making detailed videos and/or plans for my projects. But the angles are for the most part 90 degrees and I made up a jig to keep everything aligned during the assembly process.

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dav8it made it!(author)2016-01-26

such ingenuity!

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nlinventor made it!(author)2016-01-27

Thanks!

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kitchenrenovatorsau made it!(author)2015-06-09

Great
video! That's a clever cabinet idea to use a corner space. Thank you for
sharing.

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-06-10

Thanks!

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RonaldB6 made it!(author)2015-05-26

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laptop_keys made it!(author)2015-05-19

Awesome Video! I enjoyed watching this.

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-05-20

Thanks :)

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Remodeling made it!(author)2015-05-14

This is very creative concept. I am very glad to see it.

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-05-14

Thank you!

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nycciscocompany made it!(author)2015-04-16

Wow! I like to see this kitchen design.

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-05-14

Sorry didn't see you comment until now. My plan is to do a short video on the overall kitchen. I need to replace some drawer slides under the sink as they have been damaged due to a water leak. After that is done I will do the video, or at least some photos of the other kitchen features. Thanks!

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homeremodeling made it!(author)2015-05-14

Wow! The design of kitchen is superb.

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-05-14

Thank you :)

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summercamp2 made it!(author)2015-04-13

Awesome Makeover

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-04-13

Thank you :)

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treatacne01 made it!(author)2015-04-09

Very explicit video. I like it.

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-04-11

Thanks :)

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getexback2 made it!(author)2015-04-11

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getexback2 made it!(author)2015-04-10

Wow, Nice Kitchen Drawers

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-04-10

Thanks - we are very pleased with the look and practical aspects too.

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sideeffect11 made it!(author)2015-04-09

Thanks for sharing the useful video.
I really like it.

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nlinventor made it!(author)2015-04-09

You're very welcome!

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projectsugru made it!(author)2013-05-10

wow that is awesome!

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nlinventor made it!(author)2012-11-08

heathbar64 - Highly recommend the design to anyone making their own kitchen cabinets. Thanks!

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heathbar64 made it!(author)2012-11-07

clever idea, and beautifully executed too!

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poofrabbit made it!(author)2012-10-31

I just love this!

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nlinventor made it!(author)2012-11-01

Thanks poofrabbit - "it's the only way to go" if possible.

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mikeasaurus made it!(author)2012-10-31

Good use of a potential dead space. This concept would make a great step by step Instructable if you have enough pictures of the process

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nlinventor made it!(author)2012-10-31

mikeasaurus - Just took a look through some old pictures but nothing significant found. If I find anything good later I will upgrade the instructable. In the meantime if any instructable viewer is wondering about specifics re the drawers they can let me know and I will try to get the info. Thanks for the comments!

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monkeywrench made it!(author)2012-10-31

Love it!

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nlinventor made it!(author)2012-10-31

Great!

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bertus52x11 made it!(author)2012-10-31

Clever thinking!

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nlinventor made it!(author)2012-10-31

Thanks :)

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