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Project by Roz posted 1183 days ago 2207 views 20 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have so many pictures of this project I wanted to post this as a series like so many of you have done and I have enjoyed. But doing it after completion seemed a little dishonest and I probably lack the technical expertise to do it. I will give it my best effort in this format.

My wife and I had been talking about an island in the kitchen for a few years and finally came up with a plan that included as many features we wanted as we could cram into it. We studied what was available, drew up plans and I sprang into action…... last fall.

We wanted it to resemble a table so I built a table frame added a base and a 60/40 center cabinet section with large drawers on one side and shelf storage on the other. One end has shelves for cook books and the other has pull out vegetable bins, compost can and spice tray for large spice containers. The large drawers on the side hold large pots and pans.

The table top has cabinets on all four sides. One drawer is a spice tray with a rack to organize the bottles and make them easier to get out. One will be a knife drawer and the others are for various kitchen tools.

Drawer boxes are finger jointed with 1/8th inch Luan bases. The project is built of Clear or Sugar pine as some people here call it and the center cabinet is 3/4 inch plywood.

I ordered the legs about 5 years ago when we decided to have a center island. They have been taking up space in my shop. (I work fast don’t I?)
The drawer all ride on Accuride slides, most of which came from Rockler until I found a less expensive source.

The top I ordered from a manufacturer in Michigan. It measures 60×40 inches, is top grade hard maple 1 3/4 inch thick for commercial kitchens and came pretreated. It was so well crated I used the crate lumber to build a shop cabinet for my drill press.

I sprayed semi-gloss white enamel with the door and drawer bead board panels painted in the pale yellow shade of the kitchen walls.

It is a great size for the space and a perfect height for working. We both love the result and it is a focal point in our unfinished kitchen.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1183 days ago

I like it Terry super looking Island

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jeanmarc

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#2 posted 1183 days ago

good job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1183 days ago

Terry, thats a nice looking island.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 1183 days ago

FANTASTIC
very well thought out – everything is so convenient – and it looks so NICE.

Great job.
(and of course I want one in my kitchen)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Alan

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#5 posted 1183 days ago

That looks great.

-- Alan, Prince George

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 1183 days ago

Roz really cool, you can build one for my wife anytime!!!

Of course you’d have to build me a new kitchen to fit one.LOL

The feature I like best is the spice rack drawers, I see a lot of guys

builing them these days.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Lucio

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#7 posted 1183 days ago

thats a great looking island,, you wife must be happy with the man she chose, lol.. Now hope she makes you one special meal using that beauty..

-- Next to hunting I love woodwork best,,,,,or is that the other way around????

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peteg

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#8 posted 1183 days ago

That is one realy nice unit Roz, you shure have planned out every available space,
The finish is almost identical to the rework I did to my family area some years ago.
Great job :)))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Vasko

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#9 posted 1183 days ago

That’s a great looking island! I love the thin corbels you used to support the shelves, and lots of nooks and crannies – just what I love. The custom fitting for the compost pail is perfect!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 1183 days ago

Great job I really like the style of this. One if the best ones on here well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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grizzman

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#11 posted 1183 days ago

thats a beauty roz…you did a fantastic job…those legs have been waiting for a bit and im sure are happy to be in use finally…very nice….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roz

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#12 posted 1183 days ago

Thank you all for the kind remarks. I am pleased that you like it. It really adds to the function of the space and most of all, my wife loves it. Vasko, those corbels were a real effort. I developed several patterns before I found one I liked. They are functional too, holding the books upright, supporting shelves and providing a mounting place for drawer slides.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 1183 days ago

Nice design and well done.

Looks totally pro and … you’re hired;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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STL

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#14 posted 1183 days ago

I love it! Great design for efficiency and aesthetics! Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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Roz

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#15 posted 1183 days ago

That’s high Praise coming from you Todd.
Thanks to you and Dan for you comments.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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