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Old 07-15-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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my new kitchen cab set up is an L and has two lazy susan cabinets at the corner and end of the L

I don't need two of them but the cabinet guy at HD said go with them in any case it makes the countertop install harder cause you can't get under the mitered corner and have to assemble the countertop off cabinet and then set it on.

I have heard of people cutting holes in the LS so access the miter bolts but how about taking out the susan swivel and converting it to shelves? I understand the shelves will have to be cut back to allow the door to close but there should be plenty of room to store cans and such.

That way I can cut out alot of the LS top to access the miter bolts to put the countertop on in place.

Has anyone ever done this or seen it done. Any comments about if this seems like a workable thing or not?

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I would recommend going to a real cabinet supplier with certified kitchen designers. You can get a corner cabinet with shelves and no lazy susan in it. Most of the home depot kitchen people really don't know what they are doing. If they did, they wouldn't be working there.
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I set the counter tops on saw horses, assemble it then set it in place.
I'd never try to assemble it with the cabinets in place from under it.
Your going to regret it if you try to convert it to shelves. You'll end up with a lot of wasted space. Near impossable to get to the back items through that narrow opening.
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Lazy Susans are for inside corners.. I'm not sure why anyone would suggest to put one at the end of a straight run, unless there's something I'm missing..
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Opps I missed that part.
That's nuts, what do they expect you to do to fill in the huge gaps on the back side.
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Petros,

When remodeled our kitchen we used the IKEA Rationell corner base pull outs, as pictured below, to replace the lazy Susan. They work great.

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[QUOTE=joecaption;966183]Opps I missed that part.
That's nuts, what do they expect you to do to fill in the huge gaps on the back side.
Return it

I should have posted a diagram. You see why I have the 2 lazy Sues

I am planning on running countertop up until the 2nd L/S then gonna make a custom mitered Butcher block piece for that corner to avoid having a U shape countertop to deal with

So the thing is the L/S #1 L inside corner if I can convert it I am all set for putting the top on without a hassle. Hope that makes it clear.

The guy at HD said to avoid blind corner cabs in this set up .... yes?

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Okay, so you have a U shaped kitchen. Yes, 2 lazy susans would be fine. Yes, blind corners do suck, however there are plenty of devices on the market that utilize rollers and such to make the blind corners more assessable. Do the lazy susan cabinets home depot supply have tops on them????
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yes the L/S's have full tops.

I did read about the hole method, take out the susan guts drill 3/4" holes or even 1" holes where the wrench needs to get to a bolt

I figure if I am going to bother with that maybe I should just convert it to shelving.

I'm a DIY and it is very tight trying to get the top assembled off the cabs really hard so I'd prefer any method that will allow me to do on the cab installation

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I've done lots of these in my time.
Install your upper cabinets
Install all your base cabinets and then remove your left corner Lazy Susan using the dishwasher space to maneuver.
In this case I would assemble the right hand "L" corner counter tops on trestles and then put it in position as it is the smallest.
After this is installed push the left leg of the sink counter into place and install the tight joints. Slide in the L/H Lazy Susan and install.
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WOW THAT'S SOME IMPRESSIVE THINKING THERE! Never thought of using the D/W space to maneuver the L/S around thanks!

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