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Project by Sundowner posted 09-12-2016 08:59 PM 2031 views 27 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

found pics of this and thought I’d share it. A kitchen island with room for stools on one side, a space for a wine cooler, and plenty of drawer space. The frame and legs are cherry, and the infill panels are knotty pine beadboard. I usually like to do mortise and tenon joinery with my work, but given that this is a ‘static’ piece of furniture, it’s mostly pocket screw joinery. the top panels are pierced metal to promote circulation around the wine fridge (there are holes in the floor, too.). The top was especially labor intensive. I built a double-thick plywood platen, cemented a layer of weathered copper to it, beat the hell out of it with a hammer, and then added sapele mitered moulding around the outside that stood 1/32” proud of the copper top. Last step was to flood the whole thing with epoxy for a durable finish.





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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 09-12-2016 09:11 PM

Great looking work. Love the Christmas lights in your shop too. :)

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#2 posted 09-12-2016 09:15 PM

You light your workshop with xmas lights?

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#3 posted 09-12-2016 09:25 PM

lol. it started as a joke. I have T-8’s overhead in bays between the trusses, and when I told my wife I wanted more light, she gave me a box of tangled old Christmas lights she rejected after upgrading to LED. They actually add a good amount color to the otherwise lifeless fluorescent lighting.

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#4 posted 09-12-2016 09:27 PM

That is phenomenal! I really like the style, as well as the contrasting woods. Would really like a better look at the top, any chance you could add a picture of that?

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#5 posted 09-12-2016 09:33 PM



That is phenomenal! I really like the style, as well as the contrasting woods. Would really like a better look at the top, any chance you could add a picture of that?

- Jim Kuehl

added, but it’s almost impossible to get a good shot of the top because it’s so glossy.

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#6 posted 09-12-2016 10:32 PM

Nicely done. Bet the missus is just as proud too.

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#7 posted 09-12-2016 11:24 PM

Looking good.

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#8 posted 09-13-2016 01:12 AM

Super nice just love the style.

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#9 posted 09-13-2016 10:38 AM

It looks like a very nice addition to the kitchen.

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#10 posted 09-13-2016 12:03 PM

Outstanding! I really like your design.

Michael

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#11 posted 09-13-2016 01:03 PM

Wow! This kitchen island is absolutely beautiful.

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#12 posted 09-13-2016 01:04 PM

I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Can I see a close-up of the piercings?

Mike

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#13 posted 09-13-2016 01:08 PM

very nice

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#14 posted 09-13-2016 01:15 PM

I really like the tapered legs. That said how did you cut the legs? Best I can think of is a bandsaw.
Overall a beautiful piece.

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#15 posted 09-13-2016 03:24 PM

Very pleasing combo of the cherry and pine.

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