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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. 


Hawk000734 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)  Hawk000734 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.
RonaldB610 hours ago

Awesome Video! I enjoyed watching this.

nlinventor (author)  laptop_keys7 days ago

Thanks :)

Remodeling13 days ago

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

nlinventor (author)  Remodeling12 days ago

Thank you!

Wow! I like to see this kitchen design.

nlinventor (author)  nycciscocompany13 days ago

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!

Wow! The design of kitchen is superb.

nlinventor (author)  homeremodeling13 days ago
Thank you :)
summercamp21 month ago

Awesome Makeover

nlinventor (author)  summercamp21 month ago
Thank you :)
treatacne011 month ago

Very explicit video. I like it.

nlinventor (author)  treatacne011 month ago

Thanks :)

getexback21 month ago
getexback21 month ago

Wow, Nice Kitchen Drawers

nlinventor (author)  getexback21 month ago
Thanks - we are very pleased with the look and practical aspects too.

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

nlinventor (author)  sideeffect111 month ago
You're very welcome!
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
Great!
bertus52x112 years ago
Clever thinking!
nlinventor (author)  bertus52x112 years ago
Thanks :)