The master bedroom in our house has a corner that's 36" x 36" between the bathroom door and an outside window. I've been dinking around with sketchup, trying to come up with a design for a cabinet that's to store comforters, pillows, etc, and then bookshelves up above. I was thinking of using frame & panel joinery. Attached are some screenshots of my idea.
I have two main questions.
. I'm looking for insight/opinions on practical and aesthetic considerations regarding the proportions, both of the overall design and the components.
--The frames are all 1.5" x 3/4" oak
--The panels are all 3/8" oak veneer plywood
--The shelves are 1/2" oak veneer plywood
Are these sensible dimensions for the design? Will the frames look too thin?
--The floor space occupied by the cabinet is L-shaped. The outside length (along the wall) is 36". The depth is 18".
--The first level of cabinets is 18" off the ground. This is enough space to slide a laundry hamper underneath. It also is tall enough to vacuum.
--The first level of cabinets is 18" tall. Again, big enough to fit a folded comforter.
--The second level of cabinets is 12" tall. Better for sheets, towels, etc.
--Then there's an open space that's 24" tall. This could serve as a countertop, and I think would be tall enough to put a TV if a future homeowner wanted it.
--Above that are two 12" tall x 8" deep bookshelves.
Do folks think these are usable spaces? Are there preferred sizes/proportions that would be better?
: Obviously, in a corner cabinet doors are awkward. I wasn't really sure what to do. I was thinking they should be surface mounted (not flush like they're pictured in the sketch), and be hinged in the inside corner. Access to the back recesses of the cabinets will be awkward, but we're planning to use it for bulky, big things anyhow.
Are there better strategies for a cabinet like this?
Thanks for everyone's opinions.