An easy to build solid wood kitchen island, featuring two large shelves and a good sized wood work surface. Free step by step plans from Ana-White.com
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- 2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long (can also use 1x6 for a smoother tabletop)
- 5 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
- 5 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
- 2-1/2" long screws (Kreg screws for pocket holes, or star bit self tapping construction screws for no Kreg Jig)
- 1-1/4" brad nails
- 4 - 2x4 @ 44" - frame
- 4 - 2x4 @ 18" - frame
- 4 - 2x4 @ 34-1/2" - legs
- 2 - 2x2 @ 47" - shelf supports
- 24 - 1x4 @ 18" - shelf slats
- 4 - 2x6 @ 48" - tabletop
- 3 - 2x4 @ 15" - tabletop supports
Precise cuts are very important to the success of this project.
I recommend a compound miter saw or similar fixed saw for all cuts.
Choose good boards by making sure they are straight, minimal knots/splits and cracks.
Sand boards first with 120 grit sandpaper.
For a more refined kitchen island, use a Kreg Jig for assembly, with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.
You can also use 2-1/2" star bit screws for assembly, but there will be exposed screw holes that you can fill with wood filler.
Using 1x6s for the top boards will result in a smoother top. A 2x6 top will appear more rustic.