Kitchen Island on Wheels

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Project by Keni posted 10-09-2007 01:40 AM 3380 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was for a repeat customer of mine that wanted an island that was mobile. I built it with a toe kick drawer to regain space that would have been lost where the wheels were. The piece is made of red oak and the finish is minwax puritan pine stain with medium rubbed effect lacquer sprayed through an HVLP gun.

-- Williamsport, MD

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 10-09-2007 01:55 AM

really cool. nice work. Also love the George Jetson stools. Really cool posting.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 10-09-2007 01:56 AM

Ooh, this one intrigues me. Seeking to to something similar for the kitchen – a nearly wide enough galley kitchen, that would benefit from an island (or penninsula) but best if it’s mobile. to facilitate prep and later, party-flow.

does it move much, or is it okay to (unknowingly) lean against without it skittering away?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 10-09-2007 02:23 AM

Keni: Great Island.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 10-09-2007 04:08 AM

I used 5” rubber wheels. It’s pretty heavy and moves well but needs a little muscle to get it rolling.

-- Williamsport, MD

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#5 posted 10-09-2007 05:26 AM

Very nice. My wife would love this. She is always moving stuff around.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 10-09-2007 03:18 PM

I had a bump on one of these. Nice to see how you did it. Good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 10-11-2007 12:59 AM

Nice design!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 10-11-2007 01:08 AM

I have a design sitting on my desk as I look at your completed work.
The date on it is Feb/04/2007.
Not that I work at a snails pace or anything.
I can’t let my wife see this !!!

Very nice result .
I have run out of excuses now .

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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