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Does anyone have any tips on installing a lazy-susan corner cabinet?

We are first-time do-it-yourselfers.  We are installing new kitchen cabinets and watched the Home Depot video on installing new cabinets.  The problem is, we will be starting with a lazy-susan corner cabinet and the video showed a blind corner cabinet as the starting point.  Someone told me the cabinet has to be set out from the wall, unlike the rest of the cabinets.  If this is true, how do you attach it to the wall?  Are we in way over our heads?

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Posted 2011-02-20T14:47:17+0000  by slc slc

Hey there slc and welcome to the community. You are by no means "in over your head". Every experience we have starts with a first step and this is no different.


The space between the cabinet and wall you were told about is generally used for blind cabinets to keep doors and drawers from hitting neighboring doors and drawers. The amount of space required is usually set by the cabinet manufacturer. In the case of lazy susan corner cabinet it would be best to pick out the exact style you'd like first and work from there as its design will greatly influence not only its mounting but how adjacent cabinets around it function.




These 3 examples show just how varied the design of the lazy susan can be. Once you've chosen your lazy susan the install process follows closely that of a standard cabinet install.


Preparing to install cabinets


Installing base cabinets


Any special requirements should be listed with the chosen cabinet or worst case a friendly call to the cabinet manufacturer. I hope this helps in some way and good luck with this project, I'm sure you all will do fine and post pics of the project as you go.






Posted 2011-02-20T19:08:16+0000  by Chris_HD_ATL

You know it would make it much easier on people who ask questions if you would actually answer them instead of blabbering a bunch of nonsense.


To the original poster.....


The lazy susan is first attatched to the stiles of the cabinets that will sit on either side of it in the corner. The stile is the vertical face of the front cabinet and is made out of hardwood. Remove the door and using an erasable marker, mark the screw hole that you removed from the hinge since sometimes there are actually two holes behind the hinge and you want to make sure you do not drill out the hole where the screw for the hinge goes. Also mark the location of the hinge plate just in case there is not a second locator hole so you know where to drill a new one.

Clamp the stiles together so that the faces and top are flush. I prefer to use C clamps, but whatever you use must be able to clamp the stiles together tightly. Use something to protect the stiles where the clamp touches them.

The idea is to conceal the screw head behind the hinge plate. Carefully; drill a pilot hole 1/3 the size of the diameter of the screw you will be using and 3/4 of the length of the screw from the adjoining cabinet's stile into the lazy susan's stile. Then drill another hole the diameter of the screw you will be using through the FIRST stile only. You can use a piece of tape wrapped around the drill for the correct depth. Do not drill into the stile of the lazy susan. Countersink the holes and screw the cabinets together.

The three cabinets are then installed as a unit, the two adjoining cabinets are screwed to the wall studs.

It is critical to get this corner unit plumb and level as all the remaining cabinets will run off it, so take your time.

Hope this helps.




Posted 2012-08-18T15:21:14+0000  by SW
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