video 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. 

Hawk000732 months ago

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.

nlinventor (author)  Hawk000732 months ago
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.
wow that is awesome!
nlinventor (author) 2 years ago
heathbar64 - Highly recommend the design to anyone making their own kitchen cabinets. Thanks!
heathbar642 years ago
clever idea, and beautifully executed too!
poofrabbit2 years ago
I just love this!
nlinventor (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thanks poofrabbit - "it's the only way to go" if possible.
mikeasaurus2 years ago
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
nlinventor (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
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!
Love it!
nlinventor (author)  monkeywrench2 years ago
bertus52x112 years ago
Clever thinking!
nlinventor (author)  bertus52x112 years ago
Thanks :)