Project of the Week: Cabinet doesn't cut corners

Don and Dave Runyan provide plans for carpentry projects.
BY Don and Dave Runyan Published: March 18, 2013
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When you stop and consider the empty corners in any home — regardless of how large or small it is — it's clear that every house has a lot of space that could be put to better use. The challenge is how to use that space effectively.

This do-it-yourself corner cabinet is an attractive and efficient way to put at least one of those corners to good use.

At home in almost any room, the project is as versatile as it is handsome. It features three roomy shelves just right for almost anything worth putting on display, over a cabinet that makes a great storage space for items like table linens, games or CDs and DVDs.

The cabinet is made from plywood (maple as pictured; almost any species will work), calls for mostly straight cuts and includes a full-size pattern for the curves.

To build, simply lay out the pieces on plywood and cut everything out. Next, sand and assemble using glue and nails. Finally, apply your choice of finish (clear as pictured, or stain or paint).

The completed corner cabinet measures about 72 inches tall by 27 inches across the front by 24 inches deep on each of the other two sides.