That pile of pine boards

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Project by bandit571 posted 04-09-2015 01:16 AM 2332 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, since the door has been installed, all the woodworking part of this project is now complete. Figured I show it off, BEFORE the white paint goes on. That angled divider in #3 is the door panel, awaiting a set of brass hinges.

Two drawers for the ends. Wife wanted a Kitchen Island. Started out with just a stack of leftover boards. Had to buy a 1×3 x 8’ for the lower stretchers, and some 1/2” pine plywood. Counting the hinges, cost was under $30. Had a supply of knobs that matched the ones in the kitchen. Top does have a bread board edge. Dovetails for the drawer fronts, dado to set the backs. Legs were at one time, 2, 2×4 by 30” boards. Top is a three board glue-up.

When the weather dries out a bit, this is to get primered and painted. Thought people here would enjoy the “bare” wood look. No real plan was used, just went with what wood I had…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 01:29 AM

I really like the unique style of island you built, nice joinery

on the drawers as well. Good job Bandit.

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 01:33 AM

I see you have a new place to keep the Mountain Dew/lightning.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 01:55 AM

Near blasphemy…. paint!

BLASPHEMY…. FAKE Mountain Dew!!! ;^)

The island looks good.
Paint or not…. If the better half is happy….
Then you should be too!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 04-09-2015 02:15 AM

Looking good, happy wife happy life

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#5 posted 04-09-2015 02:27 AM

Great job. Nice design.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-09-2015 06:29 AM

Nice job, Bandit! The real purpose is revealed in the last three pics…a place to store the Dew reserve! Heeheehee. I’m seeing that recess on the end as place to hang utensils or a dish towel. Thanks for sharing. Hope Spring is near for you.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 04-09-2015 08:28 PM

Great job on this island … will be useful in mom’s kitchen.

I noticed that the drawer sags when open, I found an old wood working book that shows a kicker or cleat that runs from the front to the back, above the drawer so that the back of the drawer rides against it and holds the drawer level.
I just used this on a built in cabinet with no metal drawer hardware … works so slick and so easy to do that I don’t think I will go back to the store bought drawer slides again soon.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#8 posted 04-09-2015 10:28 PM

You get more done with scraps and hand tools than anyone I know. Hate to agree with Randy, but paint is a crime.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 04-09-2015 10:45 PM

You did a swell job bandit. Especially like how a few boards made a good project.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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