The corner cabinet stands approximately seven foot tall and fills a width of about thirty six inches across the diagonal. The cabinet is a great way to make use of a area that would otherwise sit empty. The unit is designed as two pieces to make it easier to move if required or you could just use the lower half if the situation arose.
If you change the top adjustable shelves to glass and install lighting in the upper cavity it is a great way to showcase your collection of just about anything. I have built this cabinet out of pine as well as oak and it looks great either way. The building cost is kept to a minimum by using sheet goods for the majority of the project and trimming out in your material of choice. As you proceed you may be challenged by the number of angles and corners that must be notched off, however in the end you will have a beautiful piece of furniture and fill a void in your room.
This is a fairly challenging build but with a little determination and planning you will do fine.
Shawn sent me a picture of the corner cabinet he is currently building. This cabinet according to Shawn is his first project, pretty amazing work for a first furniture piece. Shawn, like a lot of us is a weekend woodworker, however he promises to send more photos as he finishes off the cabinet.
Here’s what Shawn had to say …..
“It is knotty pine as the face material and rustic hickory as the secondary plywood material. I am adding doors with glass panels to the top and putting tin punch panels in the bottom doors. So still a few weeks off from completion as I only work on it on the weekends. And as a complement to your instructions – this is my first piece of furniture I have ever built.”
Feb 15th 2016 Cabinet Update: Shawn has now completed the glass doors on the upper cabinet. He is planning on using punched tin in the lower doors, should look great. Thanks for sharing Shawn.
Feb 21st Cabinet Update: Shawn has now completed his corner cabinet. As it turns out it was a 20th anniversary present for his wife …… she must be so pleased!
“One heck of a nice job for a first project”
In Shawn’s words:
Here it is all finished! Thanks for a great design!
The top doors have “Seeded” glass from my local glass shop The bottom doors are tin punch hand made by Piercedtin Piercedtin is an excellent company to work with – very patient with multiple questions and custom design to meet your project needs. The top and bottom cabinet bodies and shelves are as designed in the plans. Except the top of the bottom cabinet is solid pine versus using ply as in the plans. I highly recommend purchasing the Sketchup drawing along with the printed plans. It allows you to rotate and get a good understanding of the project in 3D before you start cutting.
The top doors were designed by me to partially enclose the top of the cabinet versus the open design in the plans.
The bottom doors are modified from the plans to set on the face of the cabinet instead of being flush within the cabinet face. I used Minwax clear stain and Minwax Polycrylic Satin. Very pleased with how this project came together and so is the wife as this is her 20th anniversary present!
Corner cabinet based on 3D Plan # 014 It is Knotty Pine as the face wood and Rustic Hickory as the secondary wood.
If you are interested in building a similar corner cabinet for your bride or groom check out plan#014