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post #1 of 5 Old 03-26-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need help on how to make corner angles

I'd like to get any opinions or advice on how you would build the attached cabinet. It is basically a corner unit with an open space below the top.

The front will be a pullout (for a litter box!) with a cat cutout.

The main thing i am struggling with is how to make the corners and what kind of wood to use.

Thanks for any help!
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Rip the stock with one edge at 22.5 degrees, and leave one other edge square. The distance from the point to the flat edge will be how wide each face is. Glue the two beveled edges together.

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^ what he said. 22.5 degrees is the magic number you're looking for. Just like how two 45s make a 90, two 22.5s makes a 45. One at each corner makes a total of 90 degrees.
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+3 on the 22 1/2 degree angle. To glue the angle, since it is awkward to clamp you can just use an ample amount of glue and just use masking tape across the joint to hold it together until the glue dries. My thoughts is our cats wouldn't use something they had to jump through a hole to get into. I don't know what your thoughts are on the pull out. If you mounted it on slides, the cats wouldn't use it with it moving and the hardware wouldn't take to the litter. I believe I would just make a door and just slide the litter box in.
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Thanks for the advice!...I will try the glue and post the final pics
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