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Forum topic by UGAfan21 posted 11-07-2019 09:23 PM 490 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2019 09:23 PM

Got a buddy looking for a custom cabinet. Anyone got an idea on how much a custom rolling island would cost. Basic material nothing exotic, painted grey. Average counter top height. 4 foot by 6 foot dimensions. cabinets and average counter top. I’m just hobbyist and wouldn’t begin to know how to price. I figured someone on here could help me out.

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#1 posted 11-07-2019 10:24 PM

i think we need a little more info than that,like wood used,hardware,and whats average as far as counter top?

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#2 posted 11-07-2019 10:43 PM

The cost of materials x3.

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#3 posted 11-07-2019 11:59 PM

As mentioned you need more input

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#4 posted 11-08-2019 12:14 AM

That’s a huge island, probably won’t fit through any doorways (you have to get it into the kitchen somehow!).
You’re on a slippery slope without factoring the size in. Tread lightly, stuff like this for friends often ends up costing more out of pocket than planned

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#5 posted 11-08-2019 12:20 AM

You turn it on its side in a modern house

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#6 posted 11-08-2019 12:21 AM



That s a huge island, probably won t fit through any doorways (you have to get it into the kitchen somehow!).
You re on a slippery slope without factoring the size in. Tread lightly, stuff like this for friends often ends up costing more out of pocket than planned

- GrantA

good point on the size,might have to be assembled in the kitchen.i havn’t seen rolling islands that big,might want to rethink that one.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 11-08-2019 12:29 AM

On something that big wheels have to be considered as well as materials. You have to treat it like it was going to be stacked with as many cases of beer as possible…:)

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#8 posted 11-08-2019 12:30 AM


That s a huge island, probably won t fit through any doorways (you have to get it into the kitchen somehow!).
You re on a slippery slope without factoring the size in. Tread lightly, stuff like this for friends often ends up costing more out of pocket than planned

- GrantA

Make it modular. For something that large, I’d make 6 24” by 24” units and connect them. You’re not going to have 48” deep drawers, right? Standard base cabinets are 24” deep and increments of 3” in width. In a pinch you could even get some junk units from the box store and screw it together, but who wants to do that?

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#9 posted 11-08-2019 12:31 AM

That’s not an island, that’s a work table. +1 on materials. What is the top going to be? Granite, marble, Corian, butcher block? Oak, Maple, Walnut? Lots of variables. I’d say you’re in for at least a grand.

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#10 posted 11-08-2019 12:47 AM


That s not an island, that s a work table. +1 on materials. What is the top going to be? Granite, marble, Corian, butcher block? Oak, Maple, Walnut? Lots of variables. I d say you re in for at least a grand.

- MikeinSTL

Hell yeah. My going rate would be in the neighborhood of $650 apiece for the 24” by 24” units I mentioned above, assuming paint grade materials, for a total of around $3900. More for hardwood like walnut. That’s also not including the countertop. A hobbyist might go as low as say 2X materials if he were just looking to help someone out and felt generous but you’re still looking at probably around the grand that Mike said and that’s before the countertop. If money is a big issue do like I said and go to the box store, buy 6 24” wide base units in whatever drawer/door configurations you like and screw them together. Toss on a pre-fab formica countertop and call it a day. Remember, a countertop in something like quartz or granite is probably going to be close to $1000 on its own maybe more.

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#11 posted 11-08-2019 12:52 AM

No such thing as 2 x or 3x . If your guessing you already failed. A cabinet shop has a price with cabinets or without. You want it finished or a fancy top that usually comes separate with separate pricing. It could be out sourced or in shop…

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#12 posted 11-08-2019 01:08 AM


No such thing as 2 x or 3x . If your guessing you already failed. A cabinet shop has a price with cabinets or without. You want it finished or a fancy top that usually comes separate with separate pricing. It could be out sourced or in shop…

- JackDuren

If your 2X is a reference to my comment, I was talking about a hobbyist doing a favor for a friend. That’s what the post was about right? He’s helping his buddy. That’s also not guessing by the way. It’s a solid number and he’s not a cabinet shop so he doesn’t have to worry about overhead, blah blah.

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#13 posted 11-08-2019 01:12 AM

He specified cost 0f a rolling cabinet.. a buddy may not be a buddy if he charges less or more.

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#14 posted 11-08-2019 01:16 AM


He specified cost 0f a rolling cabinet.. a buddy may not be a buddy if he charges less or more.

- JackDuren

That is a very solid point there Jack. Doing business with friends aint always such a good idea.

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#15 posted 11-08-2019 01:17 AM

If your base cabinet foot price is $125 a running foot on bases it’s going to be at least $250 a running foot on the island. Now times that x6 foot…

Now this means nothing because you may be in Cali and I’m in Kc….

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