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This is my latest project. My wife said she needed more storage space so this is what I came up with. It's going to be a two piece cabinet with this one being the bottom section. The top section will be the same design but smaller so that it fits on the top of the bottom section. Getting the angles correct was a bit challenging for me but I finally got it to work. I think the sides look a little too plain so I'm considering adding a horizontal strip on the two sides at the level of the bottom of the top door .

This project pretty much pushes the limit on size that I can build in my garage/driveway. All my equipment is in the garage and I roll it out to the driveway to do my work. It's the price I pay for not having a vac system.

I framed the carcass with poplar and the sides are birch plywood. The face frame is maple as are the two panel doors. The design of the doors is the same as the ones I made for a previous cabinet that I built and posted awhile back. The finish is three coats of sprayed on lacquer with the final coat rubbed out with Minwax finishing wax and #0000 steel wool.

As a side note, I purchased a Cutech 8" jointer during this project. If you take a close look at the two doors, you can see a joint (dark vertical line) on the top door. I made this door pre-jointer and I made the bottom door post jointer. I didn't realize how much difference a jointer makes. It's a pleasure to use and it worked fine out of the box with one exception. The infeed and outfeed extension arms were a bit too high and needed to be adjusted. The jointer has a spherical cutter head with carbide inserts and works very well. The fence could be little sturdier but for $450, I'm very happy with this jointer.
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Very nice Chuck.
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Very nice Chuck . I really like how it provides storage in a corner . A little tougher to make than your typical straight wall cabinet , and I like the uniqueness of it
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Good job,and a good solution for storage.
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Nice job Chuck. A design feature you may want to consider for the top is to run sides straight back 90* from the face and turn the triangular sides that would make into some knick-knack shelves. The shelves and knick-knacks will dress the whole thing up but you might still want to add a horizontal trim piece on the bottom after.
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Thanks Charles. I think this is a great idea! I'll see what the boss lady says.
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I like it Chuck.

For those who are not familiar with the Cutech jointer it is portable and accurate.
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That's a great looking cabinet. Corner cabinets are harder to make, but those who haven't made them can't appreciate this, until the try to make one themselves. You now know this and I think you agree with me.

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That's a great looking cabinet. Corner cabinets are harder to make, but those who haven't made them can't appreciate this, until the try to make one themselves. You now know this and I think you agree with me.

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Thanks Charley. I do understand the challenges associated with making a corner cabinet. As simple of a design as this is, it pushed the limits of my abilities.
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years back, one of my first ventures into 'furniture' builds was a corner curio cabinet.....that thing gave me headaches! *L* never did finish the thing
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