Rolling Kitchen Island with tilt trashcan and Holy cutting board

Submitted by MBlack on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 16:27

I saw Ana's tilt trashcan plan and I knew that I had to tackle this bad boy. I didn't want anything stationary because my 1910 kitchen is big but also pushed against the walls. My stove is 7 steps from a counter top so prep is kind of a pain.

I modified Ana's original plan to be taller and even (well, close) with the stove's height for extra counter space. I also wanted a slide out cutting board with a hole so that while I'm chopping my ingredients, I can scoop it into the hole that drops directly into the trash.

I'm a very ambitious girl who doesn't like to be told that I can't do something. This is also my second first is a huge craft supply cabinet made from old barn wood that is lovingly referred to as 'The Outhouse'. My tools are limited to a 7in circular saw, drill, and Kreg Gig. I knew this would be tough but after a few head scratches, I have a pretty cool island.

If you have questions about what I asked, please ask. There are all types of wicked little tricks/fixes in this beast.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine, mostly and scraps.
Finish Used
Rust-oleum Kona Stain for the frame and an acrylic wash for the sides. You can use those little cheap bottles of acrylic paint. Dip your brush in water then a small dip in paint. Brush it on then treat it like stain. Depending on how much paint is on your brush and the longer you leave the wash on the wood, the more darker and opaque the color becomes. Definetly test before applying to a completed project. The whole thing is coated with 6 coates of matte poly since it's a piece of kitchen furniture.
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 09/21/2014 - 08:11

we are about to start building and island based off this plan as well and i love the holy cutting board idea. do you have pictures of that or advice on how to accomplish it? we plan to make it twice the width with two trash cans. ( we have 5 kids= lots of trash!) 

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