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Project by JonBikeRacer posted 01-10-2015 05:57 AM 844 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The kitchen island our house came with was too small, and we live in Texas… Therfore, I made a new one that is about twice the size of the old one, with a 2 in inch thick end grain hard maple top which becomes a ‘waterfall’ edge on the sides. The back is just plain beadboard, and the color on the cabinets was chosen by the future Mrs. as she’s better with that type of stuff.

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"





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#1 posted 01-12-2015 06:09 PM

Wow, really nice work!

I laughed when i read your post because i have the opposite problem. I too live in Texas, but the island that came with our house was too big for the kitchen and created traffic flow problems whenever more than one person was in the kitchen. So the Mrs asked me to build that fits better. I’m just in the planning phases now and having trouble resisting the urge to rebuild the entire kitchen…

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#2 posted 08-01-2016 01:44 PM

End grain… Have you been prepping food directly on the countertop surface?

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#3 posted 08-01-2016 01:48 PM



End grain… Have you been prepping food directly on the countertop surface?

- gargey


Yes. Works quite well.

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"

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#4 posted 08-01-2016 11:06 PM

Makes sense then. Most people are not so ballsy as to have their island show as a work surface, but I like that.

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#5 posted 08-02-2016 02:21 PM



Makes sense then. Most people are not so ballsy as to have their island show as a work surface, but I like that.

- gargey


Truth be told, I have not taken a knife to it yet, so I’m not the ballsy one…

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"

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