Rustic Hickory Island

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Project by griff posted 01-10-2012 04:18 PM 2860 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that came by necessity, we needed more cabinet space and more counter top space. I wanted a different look so i decided to go with the rustic/ modern look. I had some hickory lumber that i had milled some time back from a tree that had been down for some time in the back of my property. We didnt have much space to work with so I had to build it kinda small it is 44”X 24” base and the top measures 48” X 36” I tried to lay it out to fit our need the best I could in order to store as much as we could in it. It comes with flaws but it seems to work for us really well. I hope some will enjoy looking at it and that it will be easy on the eyes Thanks…

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 04:28 PM

Way cool Island Mike .really nice and hickory too.

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 04:58 PM

Nice use of some beautiful wood, Geat job, i really like the top.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 05:05 PM

This is so beautiful. I love hickory, especially when paired with a rustic design. Good job.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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#4 posted 01-10-2012 05:46 PM

I would love this exact island in my kitchen, looks GREAT!!

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 07:13 PM

Hi Mike,

That’s a nice looking cabinet.

I haven’t worked with hickory yet, but it’s a good looking wood.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 01-11-2012 01:05 AM

Really neat, like the live edge and handles

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 01-11-2012 01:30 AM

Thanks fellas for your kind word,
The story on the handles was my son`s dogs drug up a bunch of deer antler in the yard so i cut them up and used them for pulls . they worked really well

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 01-11-2012 05:02 AM

i freakin love hickory, but not as much as I love the handles. Are they hickory as well?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 01-11-2012 07:24 AM

Deer antler drawer pulls. Unbelievable. Stunning, my friend.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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#10 posted 01-11-2012 01:21 PM

Great looking kitchen island. Nobody will notice the flaws. They will focus on the 99% of your project that looks fantastic. I feel the same way about everything I make…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#11 posted 01-11-2012 03:45 PM

Love the style and the wood. Such great color and grain flow! Well done!!!!!

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

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#12 posted 02-19-2015 04:18 PM

Nice job. What did you use to finish the hickory? Did you fill the knot holes before finishing, I’ve been told you can use a black epoxy to fill the big holes and it finishes well.
I’m building a desk top out of rustic hickory and haven’t finished it before, any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated

-- The days are just packed-Calvin & Hobbes

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