Modified version of the Rustic X small rolling kitchen island

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Submitted by esaintpi on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 20:20

When I showed this kitchen island plan to my wife, she said she wanted it, but with a vertical drawer on the side...  Me, I wanted to modify the drawers and shelf to use the full width of the kitchen island.

I had to modify the plans a little bit more because it's built 100% from maple. Since my maple lumber is 1"1/8 thick after planning, I could not get exactly the 2x4 size obiviously.

The sides (behind the X), and the top are boards that I glued together (laminated).

The drawers have X "signs" to copy the X design on the sides of the kitchen island.  First I made a frame around the panel, and then added a X inside.  It may seems rough to get the right angle for the X, but I found a trick!  I measured the angle with a rope from side to side of the panel.  I set the mitter saw to this angle and never touched it again.  To make the opposite angle (center of the X), I cut a scrap of wood with this angle, reverse this piece of wood and cut the X decoration while holding it side by side with the piece of scrap wood. 

Another little modification:  the drawers have full extension sliders for smooth operation..

thanks for the plans :-)

Eric, Quebec, Canada



Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
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