Best Kitchen Island with Seating

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Project by rehuds62 posted 04-30-2018 07:35 PM 1348 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client wanted us to build the best kitchen island with seating we could create …to place in the center of their existing kitchen. Their cabinets were a medium brown stain with over-lay doors… nice but ‘nothing special’. In this case we weren’t looking to match the other cabs but to have an island made to stand out by contrast. We decided we’d paint this new island a very dark brown (almost black). If it was to be somewhat bolder than the other cabinets, I needed to make them with a heavy face frame (3” wide stiles) that surrounded the doors and door fronts and to mount them inside the openings (known as ‘inset’) instead of the doors over-lapping like the rest of the kitchen. Additionally, we went with deeply paneled side walls and a strong detail molding for panels and the base molding’s cap. This would give the piece more weight and substance. Make it older and richer looking.
Here is my final rendering of the island’s floor plan with a elevation view, some choices in 6” diameter legs and four pics of the finished island.
Russell Hudson / Hudson Cabinetmaking, inc.

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#1 posted 04-30-2018 11:16 PM

Russell, as usual you are hitting home runs. Good to see you at LJ’s, and thanks as always for sharing.

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#2 posted 05-01-2018 10:07 AM

looks like furniture, great work on this.

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#3 posted 05-01-2018 01:21 PM

I like the island we have now, but that is EXACTLY the style I would dream of. Awesome big open surface, tons of storage and classy seating for 4! Nice!

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#4 posted 05-01-2018 02:12 PM

thank you gentlemen / appreciate the support / a real pleasure posting in LJ

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