Kitchen Island

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 09-11-2012 08:24 PM 1396 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My mom wanted a kitchen Island because she didn’t have enough counter space. I picked this Island up at a garage sale a long time ago. I’ve done a lot of work to it, it was in really rough shape when I got it. The first thing I did was put shelves in it. I used 3/4’’ plywood for the shelves, which gives her a lot more storage. The top is one inch thick solid oak, I found the top at a yard sale also. The sides are made out of wainscoting, at first the sides were really rough. So I used my nail gun to attach the wainscoting all around the island. My Mom said if I fix it up, she would paint the wainscoting. It turned out really nice and gets a lot of use.

Thanks for reading,

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#1 posted 09-11-2012 10:26 PM

Nice job on the cabinet rework. You do good work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 09-11-2012 10:28 PM

Thanks man, I try to do my best on projects for my Mom. She might make me a good meal if I do good!


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#3 posted 09-12-2012 12:12 AM

yeah or buy you a new box of nails if you do a good job….ha ha

This looks great. Mom’s paint job looks good too!
Thanks for posting.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 02:32 AM

That is a very nice job on that island. It looks like professional job!! It looks like you have been doing this for 30 years!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 02:47 AM

This is a beautiful Island, you are a talented young man!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 04:28 PM

Great job RJ, you really do the woodworking well don’t you? Do you do woodworking for a livin or something like that?

-- Why am I wearing a respirator? Because Sawdust is DANGEROUS!

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 09-15-2012 06:00 PM


You’ve been a VERY BUSY kid!

Keep up the good work!

Your Mom did good too!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 09-27-2012 05:42 AM

Very nice island. You are very resourceful! Keep up the good work.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#9 posted 09-28-2012 09:05 PM

Nice job on the island.

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