Kitchen Cabinet Blind Corner - A Simple & Economical Solution
Blind corners are mostly used to store items that are not frequently needed such as Christmas dishes. Drawers marked "B" are located in the blind corner of this cabinet (see images above).
The Blind Corner in the picture came equipped with fixed shelves as shown...and was fitted with 17"W x 21 5/8"D x 3"H drawers.
As standard kitchen cabinets are 24"D, the inside measurement at B will slightly less...so even if you can place our largest drawer (20"W), you will not get full utilization of the space in the Blind Corner.
The width at A is critical...it usually determines the largest size drawer you can fit in the hole. In this case, A =17", and with a fixed middle shelf in place, you cannot get a wider drawer in position B. If there was no middle shelf in the cabinet above, it would have been possible to put a 20" drawer in position B...but then you only have 2 drawers on the bottom shelf.
To select the size required, measure A and subtract 3/4. Select the size that is equal to or less than the result. Usually you will buy all drawers required at this size.
- Go to Home Depot/Lowes and buy a length or two of 2" x 2" and #7- 2 1/2" screws. You need 4 screws per drawer. One 8' length of 2" x 2" will suffice.
- Cut 2" x 2" into lengths 3/4" longer than your drawer width...2 per drawer in position B.
- Place a base on top of the 2" x 2", and mark the drill hole locations.
- Drill the marked locations with a drill bit slightly bigger than the screw.
- Attach each base to a 2" x 2" by setting the screws partially.
- Place the B bases first. Set the front screws, and then the back screws. When you have a middle shelf as shown in our picture, and angle drill is almost mandatory to set the back screws. It's tight and dark back there.
- Place the B dawers in their bases.
- Place the A drawer bases directly on the shelf.
- Place the A drawers in their bases.
To access drawer B, simply roll out and remove drawer A. This allows access to drawer B.