Kitchen Island

Submitted by kharris on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 00:16

Our new 1970s Hawaiian house had never been renovated. It has beautiful redwood walls, but felt dark with a lot of walls dividing the kitchen from the living and dining rooms. They were partial walls, so we removed them and decided to add an island to divide the kitchen from the dining room.

I actually built this twice, the first time at bar height and the second one I altered to be counter height to match the existing cabinets. Since the kitchen is open to the living room and dining room, we thought it would look cleanest if the counters were all at the same height. (We saved my first build and I now use it as a workbench).

I also removed the corbels from the plan and closed in the center wine rack. Lastly, instead of feet, I added 2X4 to the bottom to create a toe kick on one side. The top of the island is Corian and the paint color is Benjamin Moore Marina Bay.

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Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Benjamin Moore Marina Gray, Eggshell
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