Cabinets in a Wide-Angle Corner
From contributor H:
Build as one cabinet and try a lazy susan hinge and magnetic stop to hold door closed.
From contributor B:
We've built these as separate cabinets, using hinges from Blum's angled hinge program. You just need to be careful about laying it out with the specs for the correct hinge; watch gaps and overlays carefully. We draw it in CAD, but you could also draft it full-scale. You may want to order the hinges (and wedge if required) and do a mockup first. Here's an image. It's a plan view. Blue is the doors and green is the carcass components.
From the original questioner:
Actually, I have thought of making this up as two simple frameless boxes, with a "joiner strip" at the front edge, screw-fastened to the cabs. We are not concerned about the void that can be seen at top and bottom. The strip is made up from 2 thicknesses of 5/4 species.
From contributor K:
I agree with contributor H... It's not that dramatic, make it as one cabinet (although I would probably have it open from the center, less stress on hinges and cab). Your customer (and their warm referral market) will be more impressed at the end result, as they will be able to use the whole cabinet and it will look more impressive... that's what custom is all about, yes?
From a business perspective, it will take you less time to fabricate, less time to assemble, less materials, and less time to install than if it were two cabs. All this equals more profit for the job, not less.
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