DIY Blind Corner Cabinet Fix
I’ve been wanting a better organization method for my blind corner cabinets for years! This particular corner is a challenge because the opening cabinet is only 11 inches wide but there is another 22 inches in the back left.
I’ve been using it for plastic storage containers and they end up in a piled mess that I have to dig through. I’ve tried baskets, I just didn’t like any of it. Looking online for solutions, I found these lazy susans but the price was not in my budget nor was the 11 inch cabinet opening going to work. These were priced better but the minimum opening is 14 inches. I absolutely loved this one, but again same problem, price and size.
After measuring the areas, I headed to the Habitat for Humanity store to look for old drawers that would work. I found 2 that fit my measurements and they were $3.99 each. I then purchased the full extension ball bearing drawer slides. These say they are for the sides of drawers but I used them on the bottom. I did not like the soft close drawer for this project. It was additional hardware you had to line up just right. I didn’t need that complication. You also need to make sure whatever you are drilling the screws into (drawer, plywood etc) is thick enough so your screw isn’t pushing through to the other side. You can see in my video that my screws came through the big drawer but I’m going to put a thin piece of spare wood inside to line over it.
I took out the shelf inside the cabinet. As I said in the video, I may install a top shelf and add sliders to it as well. I’ll let you know if I do that later.
Make sure before you do any drilling, that you lay everything out and make sure it’s all going to work. Here are the back drawer slides with the front one.
You need to be sure that when you slide in the front drawer, that it doesn’t hit the side slides.
I cut a piece of plywood I had in the garage from another project and laid it under the sliders in the back. This lifts the sliders up enough so that they slide over the hardware for the other drawer. This is important, as you want your drawer to slide over as far as it can so you can access the items in the back.
I installed the back hardware directly onto the piece of plywood BEFORE installing the plywood. This was way easier on my back :). Once I made sure everything fit and was working properly, I pulled the drawer out a bit and screwed the plywood to the bottom of the cabinet. You’ll notice in the picture that I only used 1 slider for the front drawer. I thought I’d try that since the drawer was only 10 inches wide. However, it seems a bit wobbly, so I may go ahead and install the other slider.
The other corner cabinet in my kitchen has a much larger opening. I currently have my kitchenaid mixer, crockpot and other larger appliances stored there. I cannot WAIT to do this over there.