Kitchen Island

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Project by kimosawboy posted 03-01-2021 04:24 PM 953 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Did this island as a simple challenge to myself, to see if I could actually build something pretty fast with it still looking pretty nice… All in 8 hours for the milling/dressing/carcass construction. then and additional 15 ish hours to add the details/build crates and all the finishing… Made from a mix of Maple and Alder, finished with minwax ‘special walnut’ and a few coats of poly..

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#1 posted 03-01-2021 04:29 PM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-01-2021 04:37 PM

Did you follow a set of plans, or design it yourself?

-- -daniel, Washington,

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#3 posted 03-01-2021 05:06 PM

that a beautiful island cart,love the open sided did you allow for expansion on the top?

-- 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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#4 posted 03-01-2021 05:09 PM

That’s really nice. I especially like the hardware you used.

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#5 posted 03-01-2021 05:13 PM

Just slammed that together?! Would take me weeks, then still wouldn’t look that good.

Well done, nice design, looks very functional.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 03-01-2021 06:01 PM

Looks great. I’m sure my wife and daughter would like one if they had the space.

It looks like you have the vinyl plank flooring. I just installed some and I’m wondering if you are concerned about those small wheels doing damage to it? It is pretty tough but they do caution about small wheels and furniture legs denting it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 03-01-2021 07:05 PM

Fantastic. I might have to take the challenge. My wife would love it. Do you have plans or make them yourself?

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#8 posted 03-01-2021 09:00 PM

Very nicely done, useful and beautiful ,bravo.

-- andrek

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#9 posted 03-01-2021 09:15 PM

Like the piece. Your design whether thrown together or planned looks very functional and pleasing.
Nice work.

-- Ron

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#10 posted 03-02-2021 12:07 AM

Looks very nice.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#11 posted 03-02-2021 12:10 AM

Style, function and grace. What’s not to like.

Well done.

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#12 posted 03-02-2021 12:32 AM

very nice

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#13 posted 03-02-2021 01:15 AM

success ! nice hardware choices too

-- derek / oregon

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#14 posted 03-02-2021 02:59 AM

Thanks all… nice comments… As to plans, nope. I saw this online somewhere and did a screen grab , then tossed it in my ’’I like that’ file…
LesB, the castor is made with a fair bit of rubber/soft plastic, so no floor worries.
The handles are store bought with the exception
G Vavra

of the towel rack (not installed yet) that’s made from black pipe.

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#15 posted 03-02-2021 03:01 AM

Very nice design and construction. 8 hrs? 8 hrs? Sometimes it take me 8 hrs just to find my bench after completing the previous project ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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