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Description:

This cabinet came into my family in the late 1960's. We acquired it at a farm auction in southern Ohio. It was probably made by a
member of the family selling it. What I remember about the auction was the buggies parked under an enormous tree in the side
yard of the farm. I don't know if the farm itself was Amish, but certainly many of the neighbors were. The cabinet is not particularly
old, as it is held together with wire finish nails, and the drawer bottom is plywood. Nonetheless, it is a very traditionally built piece.
The cabinet face is dark cherry with a gloss varnish. Interior and hidden work is poplar or some other white wood. Except for the
drawer and the doors all joints are butt joints secured with nails.
This cabinet is divided into two sections for easier transport. The joining of the upper and lower sections is concealed by the band
of trim just above the drawer.
If I were going to reproduce the cabinet, I'd choose a hardwood plywood for the shelves and back, and face it with solid lumber.
A word about the size of this piece: of the six houses it's been in since my family acquired it, only one has had more than one place
it would fit. The only place it fits in my present home covers a small closet door. Also, be aware that the finshed piece is heavy and
difficult to move. The upper case in particular requires care in handling.

Corner Cabinet
Copyright 2002, Dale Austin

501 West Chicago Boulevard, Tecumseh MI 49286

Disclaimer:
These plans are provided without warranty of any kind. It is
assumed that the user is a sufficiently experienced woodworker
to verify dimensions and construction details. If this does not
describe you, don't try it. Use proper safety precautions when
using any tool.

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2-1/2

18-3/4

39-5/8
Shelves align
with cross
bars in doors.

11-3/4
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39-3/4

1-1/8

2-1/4

13-3/4

2-1/2

2-1/2

2-1/4

Joint between
upper and lower
cases covered
with trim

2-1/2
2-1/2

37-5/16

Upper Case
5

37-5/16

18
16-1/2

2-1/2

4-1/8

1-5/8
2-1/2
18-3/4
16-3/4
10

36

30-1/8

2-1/2

25-5/8

2-1/2

2-1/2
2-3/4
1/2 inch grid

Lower Case
All dimensions in inches

Corner Cabinet
Copyright 2002, Dale Austin

501 West Chicago Boulevard, Tecumseh MI 49286

Disclaimer:
These plans are provided without warranty of any kind. It is
assumed that the user is a sufficiently experienced woodworker
to verify dimensions and construction details. If this does not
describe you, don't try it. Use proper safety precautions when
using any tool.

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14-3/16

11-13/16
49

13-1/16

Note: top and bottom shelves form stops for doors

2-1/2

Upper Case
18
4-1/8
Drawer "kickers"

36

12-3/4

Note: bottom shelf forms stop for doors

3-1/4

Lower Case
All dimensions in inches

Corner Cabinet
Copyright 2002, Dale Austin

501 West Chicago Boulevard, Tecumseh MI 49286

Disclaimer:
These plans are provided without warranty of any kind. It is
assumed that the user is a sufficiently experienced woodworker
to verify dimensions and construction details. If this does not
describe you, don't try it. Use proper safety precautions when
using any tool.

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2-3/4

Brackets
supporting
cornice
A.

B.
3/8

5/16

15/16

5/16

Moulding profiles

C. Cornice profile

1/2

3/4

D. Section through lower doors

3/4

7/8

E. Section through upper door showing glass mounting

F. Knobs

Back boards 3/4 Poplar

19-1/4
section through plate
grooves and stop

3/4
Poplar

7/8 X 3/4 Cherry edging


44-3/4

1/

3-

G. Section through upper case

Corner Cabinet
Copyright 2002, Dale Austin

501 West Chicago Boulevard, Tecumseh MI 49286

Disclaimer:
These plans are provided without warranty of any kind. It is
assumed that the user is a sufficiently experienced woodworker
to verify dimensions and construction details. If this does not
describe you, don't try it. Use proper safety precautions when
using any tool.

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Basic assembly:
The carcass consists of two boxes constructed
from cherry-faced poplar shelves and poplar
back and side boards. The frame and trim detail
were applied afterwards.

Corner Cabinet
Copyright 2002, Dale Austin

501 West Chicago Boulevard, Tecumseh MI 49286

Disclaimer:
These plans are provided without warranty of any kind. It is
assumed that the user is a sufficiently experienced woodworker
to verify dimensions and construction details. If this does not
describe you, don't try it. Use proper safety precautions when
using any tool.

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