Kitchen Island Victory

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 03:37

We needed a smaller kitchen island since my husband started using a wheelchair. The old one was just a little bit too big for him to maneuver in our small kitchen. I modified Ana's plans for the drop-leaf kitchen storage table making the base smaller (15" x 30") and taller (36") and only putting a leaf on one side. I also substituted slats (1" x 2"s) instead of plywood for the shelves. I love using pocket hole construction and ended up using almost 200 for this project! It turned out very solid and stable in spite of the increased height. We love it!!

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Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select Pine from Home Depot
Finish Used
After assembly and before installing the top, I used an all surface bonding primer. After another light sanding I finished with one coat of latex enamel. No second coat needed. I then attached the top and finished it with butcher block wax/sealer.
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