Kitchen Island

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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,

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 681 days ago

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 681 days ago

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


-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#3 posted 681 days ago

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 681 days ago

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 681 days ago

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

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 681 days ago

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 678 days ago


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 666 days ago

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 664 days ago

Nice job on the island.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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