Kitchen Island

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Blog entry by Nighthawk posted 02-03-2012 01:52 AM 2693 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my on going projects is the kitchen Island… The other day finally got round to plumbing in the dishwasher drain pipe, just need to do the main feed to it. (a friend will do this as he has the crimping tools etc.) Also finally put a shelf in for the microwave oven. Which was bigger than our last one, hence the change around where it went and my other the shelf unit project. The Island has dishwasher, and a bar fridge under it, and then at the far end shelf for the microwave. Looks good and slowly getting things done.

I may put another supporting bit of MDF inbetween the dishwasher and fridge, just to give a bit more… well… support…

New microwave oven shelve, the shelf only goes back just over 3/4, this is to allow as much air flow around the oven as we can, as it is a conventional oven as well so does need that air flow. The support wall on the right has a 45 degree corner cut off and beveled to allow the dishwasher and fridge power cables to pass through to the power socket.

Today however finally put on the scotia beeding. Cut some battens on table saw and a simple round over on the router and done. I made the battens thicker than normal scotia beeding but it gives the look of a base on the island. Well I think so anyway. Took about an hour to make and put on…

Only thing left to do to the actual Island now is paint it to match the kitchen walls so it blends in with the rest of the decor. The house 96 years old and the T&G walls Rimu (sigh) we wanted to have the same look on the island which is just MDF, so was routed to give a T&G look.

While I know this part is not wook working we also go spot lights installed, one angled done on to the Kitchen Island and the other two down on to the dinning table. Now give nice mix of ambent lighting, when you turn off main lights.

I could just about put this in as a project but, I didn’t do the bench top, and well there are still a few things to do till I class it as finished… ie finish the floating floor, edge beeding and carand most likely a shelf of some description under microwave, needs painting, and extra support wall (maybe)... tis all good.

Thanx for reading… (if you did or just looked at the pretty pictures… meh it okay either way) lol


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#1 posted 02-03-2012 03:56 AM

Nice, functional too but seeing how it against the wall, it would called a “Peninsula”


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#2 posted 02-03-2012 05:30 AM

never heard it called as peninnsula before… ??? must be a north americam thing I guess… lol

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