Kitchen Island

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Project by jcwalleye posted 03-27-2011 05:47 AM 1727 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a cabinet made from cherry for a kitchen island I just finished. It’s of the Craftsman style and much of the design elements came from the sideboard I posted a month ago. The granite is called Verde Fantastico. I think the green grain in the granite with quartz compliments the cherry nicely.

There’s a small shelf under the cabinet for a phone, pen and my cheaters. I spend a lot of time reading, cooking and other things at the island and this is a nice upgrade to my kitchen. The last picture was a before shot.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 06:02 AM

very nice

to be technical…’s a peninsula as it is attached to a wall, regardless, its a nice upgrade

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 06:08 AM

You’re right, it is a peninsula. I planned to cut the wall down and make it an island, until I saw how many wires had to be rerun.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 06:32 AM

Very nice project : )
You can edit your title easily if you wish to do so : )

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 10:22 AM

Huge upgrade!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 01:03 PM

newer one is definitely better. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 03:41 PM

That little shelf for the phone charger and misc. is a great idea. Free’s up the counter space.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#7 posted 03-27-2011 04:49 PM

Very nice, you did a good job balancing fine craftsmanship and funtionality!
Just a question though….how many people did it take to move such a large piece of granite ?

-- There are no mistakes in woodworking , they're learning expierences ;)

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#8 posted 03-27-2011 07:26 PM

very nice job, nice desgin

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#9 posted 03-31-2011 03:19 AM

That is a very nice upgrade!

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#10 posted 03-31-2011 03:28 AM

Nice looking island.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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