|Project by RobG73||posted 09-02-2012 03:32 PM||2116 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This is the second iteration of this project. I can post picture of the first but they are pretty much the same except for the wood selection. I built an end grain cutting board for a friend and found it convenient to keep it on an island she had. But the storage was not very good and the legs kept getting in the way of the knife blocks and the utensils. I looked high a low to see if this design already existed, but I could find nothing. So I went to the drawing board and with some help from fellas much smarter than myself, we forged ahead and built this island. The knife storage is integrated into the center column and the shelves provide unrestricted access for utensil storage. I usually use a metal cup of sorts for the utensils. The finishing touch is a rail around the shelves. I put it on casters for mobility. The cutting board is 4” thick Maple and the base is Mahogany. The original design was built from all Beech. I know this is not designed for a family with young children, but it works well for my needs.
-- Civilize the mind, make savage the body