Rustic Kitchen Island - Built by House Food Baby

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:02
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Beginner
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Rustic Kitchen Island from 2x4s built by House Food Baby 

A perfectly rustic kitchen island! An island is a great way to add counter space and storage to the kitchen area! 

Another great idea is to incorporate a paper towel holder into the island! Stop by House Food Baby for this super tutorial! 

 

UPDATE FROM ANA - NOV 6, 2017

The plans for this island are no longer available from House Food Baby.  After many requests, I took a stab at designing a similar island and added the plans below.  It is easy to alter for your specific dimensions.

 

 

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List

5 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long

6 - 2x4 @ 12 feet long (cut these in half for shelf boards)

2 - 2x8 @ 12 feet long (cut these in half for tabletop boards)

2-3/4" self tapping wood screws (try spax or similar)

Cut List

4 - 2x4 @ 31" - Inner Leg

4 - 2x4 @ 28" - Shelf supports

4 - 2x4 @ 3-1/2" - Bottom outer leg (cut to fit)

4 - 2x4 @ 8-1/2" - Middle outer leg (cut to fit)

4 - 2x4 @ 15-1/2" - Top outer leg (cut to fit)

2 - 2x4 @ 67" - side aprons

4 - 2x4 @ 25" - end aprons

12 - 2x4 @ 70" - bottom shelf boards

4 - 2x8 @ 72" - tabletop boards

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Build two of the leg sets, attaching with glue and 2-3/4" wood screws.  Take diagonal measurements and make sure they match exactly to ensure your leg sets are square.

Step 2

Fill in leg sets with outer leg pieces, attaching with glue and 2-3/4" screws.

Step 3

Screw long aprons to leg sets with 2-3/4" screws and glue.

Step 4

Add shorter aprons.  Also add two additional support boards (same length as shorter aprons) between longer aprons for attaching tabletop boards in later steps.

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Step 5

Step 6

Attach tabletop boards to 

Comments

Bronwyn

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 13:30

For some reason the step by step plans are not showing for this one. Am I viewing it incorrectly or are they just not there?

 

thanks!