How to build a Easy Reach Corner Base Cabinet for kitchen cabinets. This plan is simple and economical to build. Free step by step plans including cut list, shopping list and detailed diagrams and instructions.
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1 - sheet 3/4" plywood ripped into 22 3/4" widths, 8 feet long (we'll be calling these 1x24s in this plan) PS - Save the scrap in the center!
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long (for the supports)
2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - sheet 1/4" plywood
3 - 1x24 @ 31"
1 - 1x24 @ 33 3/4" (make another for shelves)
1 - 1x24 @ 11 3/4"
2 - 1x4 (or scrap plywood) @ 33 3/4"
2 - 1x4 (or scrap plywood) @ 11 3/4"
2 - 1/4" plywood @ 35 1/4" x 34 1/2"
2 - 1x2 @ 31"
2 - 1x2 @ 10 1/2"
2 - 1x2 @ 11 1/4"
2 - 2x4 @ 35 1/4"
4 - 2x4 @ 17 1/2"
2 - 2x4 @ 14 3/4"
2 - 3/4" thick x 10 3/4" x 30 1/4"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
The main thing to remember in this plan is to drill all your pocket holes first. And if you are attaching face frames with pocket holes, drill them before assembly. One of our very bright readers suggested drilling pocket holes for face frame attachments on the outsides because they will be covered up anyway and the inside will be completely finished. Great stuff!
Attach bottom to sides with glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
There's different ways you can do shelves, but I personally loved this way. Maybe because we always have a 50lb bag of rice to find a home for? I recommend fixing the shelf in place with screws rather than shelf pins just due to the size of it.
I saw IKEA cabinets that stagger straight shelves so they overlap only in the conres and thought that was a neat and simple solution as well. Gives you some tall, some short storage too.
There are other hinges types, this is the most basic installation. If you choose a different hinge type, you may need to adjust your door widths for the best fit. My recommendation is to take any scrap 3/4" plywood - that is if you have any! - and cut door slabs and fit until you are happy before making doors.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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