A Clever Kitchen Built-in
Six small boxes joined behind a simple face frame exploit a shallow space.
Synopsis: Kitchens often need all the storage space they can surrender, but awkward locations can mean useless real estate in this busy room. Cabinetbuilder Nancy R. Hiller developed a solution for a kitchen-storage challenge: fitting a clever, useful built-in against a shallow slice of kitchen wall. She did it by joining six small cabinet boxes behind a face frame and by using smart details and strong hardware. The result is a roomy storage unit with cabinets, drawers, and shelves.
Modern kitchens are made for storage, but it never seems to be sufficient. Recently, my company built a cabinet to provide generous storage on a shallow section of wall in our clients’ kitchen. It was space that normally would have gone to waste because it was too shallow for stock cabinets.
The inspiration for this custom-made cabinet came from a traditional piece of British furniture known as a Welsh dresser. In…