Granite Top Kitchen Island

Dued to my small kitchen, I used 3x4's instead of 4x4's for the legs. I did away with the drawers, and went with two shelves instead. I lower the first shelf to fit my microwave. This freed up my counter space, which was nice. I stopped by a local stone yard, and picked up a thickest piece of granite they had, and had them cut it 36" x 24". I used Minwax Polyshade White Oak for the stain, and picked up some cast iron hooks from Amazon. All together it came out fairly nice. The only regrets is the wood filler I used wasn't so great, and it didn't stain well.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$130 granite slab, $30 for lumber, $8 wood stain and $14 cast iron hooks = $182
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Minwax Polyshade White Oak
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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