Farmhouse Style Kitchen Island for Alaska Lake Cabin

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:00
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Farmhouse style kitchen island, sturdy and solid wood. Built using off the shelf lumber and basic tools. Free step by step plans by Ana-White.com

farmhouse style kitchen island

Reader submitted photo by BUILTBYJESSE

Dimensions
farmhouse style kitchen island
Dimensions shown above, standard countertop height, fits three stools

Preparation

Shopping List

2 - 4x4 @ 6 feet long

4 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long

9 - 2x6 @ 6 feet long (cut 12 footers in half)

Common Materials
2 1/2 inch screws
120 grit sandpaper
Cut List

4 - 4x4 @ 34-1/2" - legs

2 - 2x4 @ 32" - bottom stretcher

2 - 2x4 @ 24" - end aprons

2 - 2x4 @ 61" - side aprons

3 - 2x4 @ 27" - under table supports

3 - 2x6 @ 69" - shelf

6 - 2x6 @ 70" - tabletop

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Notch each of the 4x4 legs out with a circular saw. To do this, set your circular saw blade depth to 1-1/2". Then make cuts in the notch out area every 1/4". Remove the material with a chisel.

Step 2

Attach bottom stretcher in notched out area with 2-1/2" screws and wood glue. Then drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the top end apron board. Attach to legs. Check for square. Build two leg sets. TIP: Drill 1-1/2" pocket holes facing upward on inside of aprons for attaching tabletop in later steps.

Step 3

TIP: Drill 1-1/2" pocket holes facing upward on inside of aprons for attaching tabletop in later steps. Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the 2x4 side apron boards. Attach to 4x4 legs with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws and glue. Adjust for square.

Step 4

TIP: Drill 1-1/2" pocket holes facing upward on inside of supports for attaching tabletop in later steps. Use pocket holes to attach the supports to the side aprons with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 5

Step 6

Build tabletop - here is a good tutorial -

 

And then attach tabletop to the aprons.

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