Kitchen Island made of new and reclaimed lumber

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Project by oldreddog posted 06-23-2014 12:09 PM 1135 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build this for a gal who was looking for a new island built with old lumber.
I talked her out of all barn wood and made the top and drawer fronts from reclaimed pine.
The case is 5/4 clear pine and drawer sides were made from cottonwood for contrast.
She picked out handles,wheels hinges from Lee Valley. Catches on cabinet doors were from a flea market.
The top was from a local barn that was being salvaged. It was a design build project , no plans were used.
She just gave me a photo of something she saw and we worked around that .
General Finish milk paint for the black and rubbed in Danish oil finish on top is what she requested..
One side on bottom has a shelf , the other side is open.
I need to get more posts up on my shop page since I joined LJ I have been buying lots of tools according to my wife.

-- oldreddog

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#1 posted 06-23-2014 12:23 PM

This turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-23-2014 12:56 PM

Great use of the wood and nice finishing

-- Greg Simon

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Scott Landry

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#3 posted 06-23-2014 01:08 PM

Love the drawers. Nice contrast on the dovetails with the danish oil.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#4 posted 06-23-2014 03:01 PM

Looks great. Gotta love the custom jobs.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#5 posted 06-26-2014 03:24 AM

This looks great, the old board thing really seems to be in style these days

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