Custom Kitchen Island - Is this the biggest version of an already big plan?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 21:19

I'm building a house for a client who wanted a country farm house feel.  The kichen cabinets are custom frames with beaded board inserts.  

Custom Kitchen Island

The custom kitchen island is unusually large for this size home at 10' 6" x 4'. The base cabinet 90" x 25 1/2".   But, there is no dining room.  I wanted the island to not look like the rest of the cabinets.  Then I found Ana's design.  I reworked the design to fit my space and the buyers preferences.  Trash pullout, larger drawers ect.  My plan was so far from typical site built trim that I decided I would build it myself or it would really be a budget breaker.  I do have experience in all aspects of building but, this is my biggest trim project.  Time?  I'm sure I have 40 + hours in it.  Money?  The columns alone were $500.  I'm sure I have $1,500+ in it.  Don't even ask how many cool tools I had to add to my collection just for this project!  

I built the custom kitchen island in pieces in the shop, and assembled it in place.  Very heavy, no way to move it after assembly. The stain went on today.  I'm happy with the way it turned out.  Thanks for the inspiration Ana!    

Estimated Cost
$1500 to $2,000
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine, white pine
Finish Used
Sherwin Williams, custom color.
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 10/21/2016 - 08:13

WOW! This is absolutely breathtaking! Just think of the memories that will be created around this beauty. The cabinets are great, but the console island steals the show! Job well done!