Kitchen Island

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Project by KMT posted 02-12-2011 10:26 AM 3935 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I Built this kitchen island for my Son and Daughter-in-law as a Christmas gift. It has been on my to do list for almost 2 years. But I didnt have a shop! (I used to rent my neighbours poorly wired, uninsulated, dirt floor, leaking roof garage for small projects.)

The top is 2 layers of 3/4 G1S plywood and topped with Maple hardwood flooring and two walnut accent strips. Then coated with 7 or 8 coats of Varathane.The base is all pine. The plans were based on a Lee Valley Plan.

It is the first major project to go out of my shop doors!

-- - Martin

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 10:43 AM

Very Cool!

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 11:35 AM

Very nice gift, sure they love it. Will they cut on it, or did they say its too nice to use?....

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-12-2011 02:14 PM

Good looking unit. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 02-12-2011 04:08 PM

Thanks for the comments. No, they won’t cut on it. I made a cutting board for them also.

-- - Martin

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 04:18 PM

Great job!! Nice looking kitchen island.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 02-12-2011 05:22 PM

i like the looks of it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#7 posted 02-22-2011 02:43 AM

very nice project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-27-2011 07:03 AM

so you were asking about some maple.
and yes i have tons and i live in maple ridge
let me know if you ever come out this way

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#9 posted 03-02-2011 09:48 PM

Sweet!!! you did good

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 03-02-2011 09:48 PM

Oh and welcome to lumberjocks….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 12:03 PM

it looks like you pegged the aprons on the ends, I like the twin “racing stripe” accents, they look grey, what species of wood is that?

And a very nice woodstove in your shop!

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#12 posted 03-08-2012 01:04 AM

I like this! I like all your work you’ve posted actually. It all makes sense to me I suppose. I like work that’s beautiful and completely functional.

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#13 posted 03-23-2012 06:16 AM

Nicely done Martin.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#14 posted 03-29-2012 01:19 AM

Hey man, really really nice!! I LOVE it.

So I have a question about this… it would seem that expansion contraction of the maple on top would cause the apron around it to crack/flex/break off ?? Did that happen? and if not, why? I don’t understand, but I would really like to …

oh and btw, your neighbor should have just let you use that shitty space and not pay rent for it!!! WTF … not a very generous neighbor!!! I let all my neighbors use my shop!

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