Kitchen island w/ custom wood countertop

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Project by Revrand1 posted 04-09-2016 06:04 PM 1480 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project for me full of firsts and learning accid…er, experiences! :) The base is pretty straightforward… I just bought some cheap HD cabinets, but beefed/ prettied them up a bit with paint, beadboard and trim. Now they are solid!

The top is made of clear Douglas Fir 2×6 with walnut dowels. My first time truly getting to use/tune my jointer. First time doing a large panel glue up. First time making/ using a router sled for flattening a panel etc.. Pretty happy with the results, despite the mistakes. Learned a bunch and that I have soo much more to learn! Thanks for looking… Feedback welcome.

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#1 posted 04-09-2016 08:11 PM

That is a beautiful island and I love the top.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 04-09-2016 10:44 PM

That TOP of Douglas Fir is astounding! From HD?! WOW! SO COOL!!

Fantastic job!

You did GOOD!

Thank you!

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#3 posted 04-09-2016 10:48 PM

Thanks!...No, the cabinets are fro HD. I bought clear 2×6 DF from a lumber yard. I knew I wouldn’t find the type of wood I wanted from HD :)

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#4 posted 04-10-2016 02:16 AM

nice job with the hd cabinets,but its the top that makes it happen,great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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