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Project by PetVet posted 11-07-2008 06:30 PM 1265 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had an open table like kitchen island. My wife for some strange reason, got tired of having dog hair on the pots and pans, so she asked me to enclose it. I used MDF for most of the project, including the panels for the doors.
In the first picture is the original island, and the two responsible for this project.
The second is the work in progress, and finally the finished product. I made both sides mirror images of each other, with full extension shelves on the right and fixed shelves on the left. The one drawer hold large kitchen utensils, and the other I made inserts to hold spices at an angle for easy selection.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 11-07-2008 07:33 PM

You did it right. The modified kitchen island looks much better.
You have good reason for not helping HER cleaning the utensils, now.

Great job.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 11-07-2008 11:23 PM

Great improvement!

(I can see the guilty looks on the faces of the perpetrators.)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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PebbleCreek

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#3 posted 11-11-2008 05:40 PM

One of my favorite projects you’ve done.

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EEngineer

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#4 posted 12-05-2008 02:55 PM

I like this very much. I have a similar job (on the honey-do list) in the future that I’ll borrow some ideas for. Thanks.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 12-18-2008 02:10 AM

Great design and looks beautiful. I also have this on my honey do list.
Did you use any mechanical fastners ( screws/brads etc.) or just glue and joinery?
What kind of finish did you use? Paint with a top coat? or what?

thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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PetVet

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#6 posted 12-18-2008 02:10 PM

Hi Gene, thanks for the kudos.
Since I used MDF for the carcass I did my fastening with coarse threaded pocket hole screws and tightbond glue. I did cut some dados in the center sections and glued and screwed those in. I found the pocket hole screws held just fine in the MDF. I primed with shellac and then just a white latex topcoat in a gloss finish.
One of the things I didn’t show was the one drawer is set up to hold spices, and the other my long tools I use to cook on the grill.
http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp71/rsteague/DCP_1203.jpg
http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp71/rsteague/DCP_1202.jpg
Hope that helps!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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Tony Strupulis

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#7 posted 08-07-2010 01:16 AM

Those wolves shed? Aren’t they “hair” dogs rather than “fur” dogs? I would think snot and slobber would be the bigger problem.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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MayflowerDescendant

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#8 posted 10-26-2010 10:12 AM

Love this project and the two reasons for it. Nice work!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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PetVet

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 12:33 PM

Thanks Glen, it really has been a useful project.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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kimball

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#10 posted 08-25-2014 03:13 PM

Looks wonderful and it looks like it is much more functional. At least she didn’t ask you to get rid of those lovely dogs.

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