Mobile Kitchen Island

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Project by John Cobb posted 10-10-2014 07:06 AM 1463 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a kitchen island that a friend of mine wanted me to build him. He loves to cook (and is extremely good at it) and he needed more work area in his kitchen. He wanted something that was mobile so he could move it around as his apartment is smaller in size. He wanted a work surface that was surrounded by the stuff he used and needed the most. I decided to go with 2 drawers up top for any utensils he may need, and an open cabinet below in the the middle for larger storage. On both sides of the of the cabinet door are two pull out spice racks. The bottom level fits larger containers and the upper level houses the smaller ones. On the back of the island is some shallow open shelving that is adjustable to suit any storage needs necessary. One side has a paper towel holder for any clean up needed. The other side has a pull out end grain cutting board that has heavy duty drawer slides as he wanted to be able to sit his mixer on it as well. His personal touch is the Abita bottle opener aside the cutting board for a cold one while he cooks. The whole thing is topped off with a long grain butcher block top. This was a very fun project to do and I hope my buddy enjoys cooking with it as much as I enjoyed building it.

-- John Cobb

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#1 posted 10-10-2014 09:39 AM

What a great job you did on this!! I hope you don’t mind but I am going to steal your design and make one of these for my wifes kitchen.

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#2 posted 10-10-2014 02:10 PM

My mama always said imitation is the best form of flattery so go right ahead sir. I’d love to see pictures when you’re finished.

-- John Cobb

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#3 posted 10-10-2014 02:17 PM

Nice Job. i’m looking at doing something similar in my own kitchen and was wondering what kind of casters you used and how well they lock the island down. I’m worried that the island will move around while trying to use it.

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#4 posted 10-10-2014 02:30 PM

I used some rubber casters so it wouldn’t mar up the floors. They lock down pretty well between the locks themselvesand the weight of the island it didn’t move at all when locked. I think I used 3” or 3 1/2” casters so they were really sturdy.

-- John Cobb

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