Small kitchen island

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Project by VincentM posted 12-20-2015 02:39 AM 377 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is really the first real project that came out of the shop.
It’s a small kitchen island that we gave to my wife’s cousin as a house warming gift.
The top is 24” by 36” made from reclaimed rough cut board. The boards used to be between the original barn roof and the “newer” tin roof, so they don’t have the typical grey look from regular barn boards. And the top is also covered with two coats of tung oil and bar top epoxy. After many, many, many coat we were satisfied enough with the finish, it isn’t perfect but it’s good enough. My wife engraved their initial on the top before the finish and we were hoping the woodburning was going to be fairly subtle but once the epoxy went on it it popped like crazy…
The frame is built out of poplar with tenon and mortise between the legs and rails and painted with homemade chalk paint (paint and plaster of paris) and then waxed.
And to finish it all it sits on lockable casters

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#1 posted 12-20-2015 03:32 AM

Looks great. I like the natural looking top and the red bottom.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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