Island #1: Large Islands

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Blog entry by cabinetmaster posted 05-10-2009 07:58 PM 8349 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the first of 2 large Islands that I built this week. This Island is made of mahoganey wood and is 62” wide X 116” long. It has 2 bow front cabinets on the ends. The cabinet interiors are UV plywood.


This side has a prep sink, two drawers and a warming drawer, and a door that opens all the way to the floor for a trash can and a small stool.

Island front

This side has two special pullouts on the left and right cabinet and has 2 huge pullouts in the center section.

island back

The corbels go on all four corners and are hand carved. These will be stained and will get gold etching to highlight them. 2 of these will also have an outlet that pops out and will be hidden behind the carvings. This will have to be routed out when we get the outlets in and before installation of the corbels.


This island will have inset doors with veneered panels, a lot of carved molding and special carved baseboards. I will post more as these develop.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 08:30 PM

The corbels really get your attention with this island. They are massive. This is a going to be an interesting piece to see when it is finished.

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 08:40 PM

Another WOOOW . those are some killer corbels. looks fantastic.

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 08:48 PM

looks really good … did you make the corbels ?

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 09:02 PM

The corbels were actually ordered from Columbia. These things are about 14” wide and 12” deep and 29” tall. Will just have enough room to put the base under them.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 09:47 PM

Jerry—this is going to be a very beautiful piece of work—can’t wait to see the finished piece.

-- Mike --

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 10:09 PM

Who said size don’t matter?

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#7 posted 05-11-2009 12:40 AM

Hi Jerry;

Some corbels they are!

Good thing there’s four of them.

Otherwise the island would tip over and become a peninsula!

Superb work!!


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#8 posted 05-11-2009 02:33 AM

Great looking. Waiting for the finished product.

I guess you are also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 05-11-2009 10:07 PM

thats not an island…. its a CONTINENT!! its HUGE!

Looks great!

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#10 posted 05-20-2009 07:15 PM

The corbels are huge! I have to agree with Nicuto, they are definitely a continent in their own right. Wow… definitely a stunning piece of work and great design detail.


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