|Project by nickswoodshop||posted 10-25-2014 03:14 PM||1720 views||7 times favorited||3 comments|
A few months ago my wife and I found an apartment we really liked, but had a small kitchen area. We love to spend time in the kitchen making food together, so this was kind of a downer. The place had enough perks for me to want it anyway, but my wife still wasn’t sold.
Without much prior woodworking experience I told her if we get the place I’ll build you the most amazing kitchen island, and you will forget about how small the rest of it is. This is what I came up with.
The top is a Beech butcher block from Menards, with a hole cut in it that rests a scrap bowl – perfect for sliding food scraps and other garbage into when you’re cutting on it. It pops out easily to empty and wash. I also added a paper towel holder, plenty of storage inside, and a drawer to hold baking pans vertically.
The body is made out of pine with plywood drawers and shelving, and is on lockable casters. Used a circular saw to make all of the cuts, and ran the door/drawer faces through a router to make ‘em pretty.