First Big Project

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Project by Jay_P posted 08-17-2018 03:15 PM 838 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have been in the process of building a new house since last October and I had the intention of building an island, probably next year, after getting a shop built. However, soon after moving in the wife began to think that we might need an island sooner rather than later, so with no shop and limited tools and experience this is the result.

It was definitely a learning experience, but I am relatively pleased with the result for my first bigger project. I did cheat by using box store cabinets, but the top is solid oak that I bought as roughly 5/4 one foot wide by fifteen foot long sections of laminated trailer decking seconds, $20 each, which I thought was a steal. All in I had around $500 invested in materials…I cant argue with that. All that is left is for her to pick out the drawer pulls.



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#1 posted 08-17-2018 03:34 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 04:01 PM

It looks great to me!
And if the mama is happy then it is a total success!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#3 posted 08-18-2018 02:07 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Jay!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 08-18-2018 05:06 AM

Well done Jay, a real nice design and beautiful workmanship!
That’s quite a change from building a house!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#5 posted 08-18-2018 05:32 PM

Excellent job Jay. Ya did a hellofajob on your 1st big project. Betcha mom’s happy.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 08-18-2018 10:43 PM

First of all if she loves it you did well my Friend. Second it is great with a great story.

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#7 posted 08-18-2018 10:50 PM

Woah!! Very nice.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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