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2 Main Benefits of DIY Corner Cabinet Drawer Ideas

Corner Cabinet Drawers
Corner Cabinet Drawers

Corner cupboards in kitchens tend not to work very well. “Lazy Susan’s help but it’s still not easy to store and find. The owners of this kitchen decided to remove their lazy susan with specially designed drawers that can make the space more functional.

A corner cupboard without even a lazy Susan setup is very awkward to use. Yes, you can access all the space, but only with considerable difficulty. Enter the ‘lazy Susan”… it’s certainly easier to access items, but you’ll find that the rotation can knock off some of the items in the storage trays. That’s because you inevitably end up stacking things trying to maximize the space. Sound familiar? Building specialized cabinet drawers for corner cupboards is a better option as it provides easier access without having to knock off items. And cabinet drawers also allow better use of the vertical space. Sure you lose access to some of the cupboard space, but you do with a lazy Susan as well.

Corner Cabinet Drawers

What are the benefits of a corner cabinet drawer?

1. Space savvy

Having cabinet drawers in a kitchen makes it most accessible. The adjustable shelf and the cabinet base are the only surfaces available for the storage of goods in a standard cabinet. Cabinet drawers feature up to four shelves. By replacing hard-to-reach drawer boxes with full extension runners that pull the entire drawer out of the cabinet, more space is made available.

2. Get your kitchen tools organized

A full cabinet drawer offers you a lot of storage space in small cupboards. Most cabinet drawers in a cupboard are size 400 x 250 x 405 mm. However, these measurements can be different to drawer cabinets. Drawers placed at the top of a drawer cabinet have a height of 400 mm. The ones placed at the bottom have a height of 405 mm. This means that the cabinet drawers placed at the bottom are deeper than the ones at the top. This means that you will be able to store more utensils at the bottom than at the top.

What are the materials needed to build corner cabinet drawers?

If you’re new to DIY projects this project might not be fit for your level of experience. Get someone with more experience and equipment to help you out.

You’ll need these materials:

  • 2×4 Timber
  • 3/4″ MDF
  • Drawer Slides
  • Screws
  • Drawer Handles

And these tools:

  • Dovetail Jig
  • Drill
  • Sander
  • Level

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Thanks to Allocinit for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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