LumberJocks

Small Kitchen Island from Old Dresser

  • Advertise with us
Project by HoneyDew posted 01-16-2022 10:27 PM 974 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I salvaged an old dresser from my mother-in-law – it had been in their basement propped against the wall with rotting legs and soft glue. The bottom drawers weren’t usable. I partially disassembled the cabinet and reglued the side and back and slides etc. I sliced the bottom off and created a new base using red oak (but painted it so you don’t see that part.)

The top and new shelves are the really special part – I found a place in their 120+ year old barn where the original siding had always been covered from the weather. It was between the loft and adjacent lean-to. The wood was large circular sawmill cut so that after plainning it there were still circular saw marks. The top has a flip top with pivoting braces.

The pulls and towel rack used iron gas fittings with threaded rods of red oak. The oak didn’t like to be threaded.

I think the top wood might be chestnut – Anybody have some ideas how I could classify it? The barn would have used native lumber from Indiana around Williams close to Bedford.





9 comments so far

View oldrivers's profile

oldrivers

3111 posts in 3026 days


#1 posted 01-16-2022 11:12 PM

A little TLC and you have a beautiful Kitchen Island

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View pottz's profile

pottz

25822 posts in 2444 days


#2 posted 01-17-2022 01:48 AM

wow that was a cool salvage project.nice save.

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

View recycle1943's profile

recycle1943

7005 posts in 3081 days


#3 posted 01-17-2022 02:59 AM

Great repurpose – the top may well be chestnut as it was used extensively in out buildings

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View stevejack's profile

stevejack

421 posts in 779 days


#4 posted 01-17-2022 08:02 AM

There has never been a more expensive project than fixing a free piece of furniture. I recall seeing out on ones trash heap in front of there house a nightstand. I thought I could fix it up and give it to my one of my friends daughter. $200 later she got her nightstand

View JCamp's profile

JCamp

1740 posts in 2010 days


#5 posted 01-17-2022 09:59 AM

Very nice job and nice save. You turned trash into treasure and created something beautiful. I always enjoy seeing things restored and repurposed

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

View DanK's profile

DanK

28 posts in 4127 days


#6 posted 01-17-2022 10:03 PM

Great way to repurpose an old piece of furniture. The curved drawers are a neat detail not seen much anymore. Nicely done.

View Foghorn's profile

Foghorn

1522 posts in 846 days


#7 posted 01-18-2022 02:02 AM

Nice save. Striking piece!

-- Darrel

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

10889 posts in 3868 days


#8 posted 01-18-2022 04:28 AM

Pretty slick!!

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

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

17825 posts in 4078 days


#9 posted 01-18-2022 05:28 AM

Very nice!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com