|Project by dan mosheim||posted 06-11-2012 01:19 AM||2585 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
we finished a custom kitchen island back in the beginning of may. it was made from 16/4 and 4/4 beautiful curly maple from irion lumber. the wood was all from the same log and the figure was incredibly consistent throughout the many boards it took to build this 4’ x 8’ piece. the client did the overall design and gave it to us on graph paper, which we converted to a cad drawing and finally to a full size plan view on a piece of cardboard that showed all the boxes, the kickspaces, the recesses for stools, the plumbing, (tricky), and the layout of the panels. there was still some stuff to work out with the round bases, kickspaces, and octagonal columns, so we made the full size corner mockup (5th photo). it was already a long blog post, so i added a half a dozen or so photos of other kitchen islands we have built over the years. it was a fun project and the granite top was spectacular. to see many more and larger process photos and construction comments, visit our dorset custom furniture blog post.