I installed the base corner
cabinet over the weekend. I assembled this in the kitchen as
the cabinet is pretty huge. As of now, the two installed cabinets
are the oven cabinet and the
corner cabinet. The others in the photos are the temporary
Like all the other cabinets, the toe kick was
assembled separately from the base. For this cabinet, it
made sense to pocket-screw the base to the cabinet before
installation. The floor of the cabinet was built as two pieces in
order to allow me to properly cut tongues on the inside
corner to stick the face frame on.
Also note the stiffener on the cabinet sides. The plywood has a
nasty habit of bowing, so I've glued and screwed 1 3/4" plywood
stiffeners on all external sides. Sides 24" and wider have two
stiffeners. The visible one below is on an 18" side (it doesn't go
all the way to the back wall) Not only does that help
straighten out the sides, but it also will make the cabinets more
capable of holding a thick granite top. Unfortunately the piece
closest to the fridge bowed the opposite way (GRR!!). Luckily, the
hardware going in there will attach at the top and bottom instead
of to the sides.
This is really two cabinets in one. The cabinet near the fridge
is extra deep and will have a pull-out mini-pantry unit.
One design idea that didn't work was bending 1/4"
plywood to a 14-15" radius to make a formed back around the
lazy susan. The ply just couldn't make that corner. Some special
bending plywood would likely work, but after looking at the cabinet
and talking with my wife, I'm just going to square off the back
with some flat 1/4"
Not that neither the 2" wide legs nor the curved skirt are
installed at this point. They will go in place later, as will the
bi-fold door on the front of the lazy susan portion.