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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Home Improvement & Other Projects => Topic started by: davee on June 11, 2014, 12:01 PM

Title: Building kitchen cabinets
Post by: davee on June 11, 2014, 12:01 PM
I am in the process of building cabinets for our kitchen.  One set of base cabinets run along the wall and then a sink cabinet angles 120 degrees into the main room forming a peninsula.  I am deciding on whether to miter the right edge of the sink cabinet and the left edge of the wall cabinet each at 60 degrees to have them join together.  Or, simply making regular 90 degree edges and have the corners align together in essentially a line contact.  I'm leaning toward the miter, but am not sure if I can pull them together tightly enough.  I would be interested in your suggestions.  Also an suggestions on joining the two cabinets together on installation?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Building kitchen cabinets
Post by: E30Mark on June 11, 2014, 07:27 PM
I've done it a number of ways,

Make one cabinet 90deg, and the other at 120deg

Both 90degrees and joined them together with a 120degree shaped fillet top & bottom (obviously you waste space buy not being able to access the void)

Or like you said, both at 60degrees, if you've got hinged doors on both cabinets you will be ok, if you have drawers then you'll need to make the front side edges of the drawers the meeting point of the cabinets, yo'ull have to allow a fillet between the cabinets to make it work.

In the picture below, after adding the 135deg top & bottom angle formers, I had to make vertical angled filler to fill the gap at the front edges of the cabinet.

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m228/e30mark/IMAG0833_zpsd4ff333a.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/e30mark/media/IMAG0833_zpsd4ff333a.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m228/e30mark/IMAG0834_zps7ce8368f.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/e30mark/media/IMAG0834_zps7ce8368f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Building kitchen cabinets
Post by: davee on June 12, 2014, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the response and pictures.  I assumed any of the ways would work, but was looking for confirmation.  I'm using the two 60 degree bevels and its working well.