Beach House Large Kitchen Island

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Project by Art posted 09-03-2009 05:45 PM 11069 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friends of ours wanted a large kitchen island that incorporates a gas stove top, wine rack, large deep pot drawers, a pull out spice rack and comfortable seating for 4 along one side. I used 110mm sq pine for the legs and 54×110mm pine framing. The cabinet panels and doors are pine tongue and groove. Cabinet cases are 16mm melamine white board. All visible wood is treated with an acrylic white water base stain to give it a “limewash” look that is very popular here. The top is maranti long grain butcher block. Because of the substantial size and weight of the finished piece, I built the frame, cases and top as separate components and assembled them in place.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, [email protected] A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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#1 posted 09-03-2009 06:13 PM

Very nice, Arthur. If my wife sees this one, I’ll know what my next project will be… lol :)

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#2 posted 09-03-2009 10:52 PM

Beautiful work. I have always wanted an island home. This looks perfect. How is the weather there?

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#3 posted 09-04-2009 12:11 AM

Very nice work, I am the wife who does her own woodwork and except for the wine rack your island is what I am going to make for my own kitchen. I have a large pile of rough cut oak from some of our land that we cleared and I have been planing it today to get ready to build an island. How long and wide is this island?

-- Joanne, New York,

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#4 posted 09-04-2009 01:11 AM

Art, Nice island. I really like your design and style. Great build.

-- John @

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#5 posted 09-04-2009 04:15 PM

Very nice. What is the size of the top. My island looks a bit smaller but nowhere near as nice. I will be changing mine in the next year or two. i really like your design.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 09-05-2009 12:57 AM

Nice island.

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#7 posted 09-05-2009 05:10 AM

Nice looking island. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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