Small Kitchen Island

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Project by oakwood posted 11-16-2012 10:01 PM 3992 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small kitchen island was commissioned for a young couple. They wanted it open all around and high enough to accommodate two stools. It measures 26×45 x 31 in height. I made the base, Roland did the spray painting and Bruce made and oiled the top. The joinery is all mortice and tenon. I wasn’t present at the time but apparently the recipient was very much pleased with it and it more than met her expectation. That alone is good enough but we also had much pleasure in building it.

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 10:04 PM

Nice, solid piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 02:27 AM

very different type of butcher block top

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 02:58 AM

Great project and well done.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 09:38 AM

I like the contrast between the top and the bottom.

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 01:31 PM

That’s just beautiful. I’d like to see some pics of the glue-ups

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 02:56 PM

Very nice, great job!!

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 03:45 PM

Nice, I like the slide outs

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 06:06 AM

Very nice design !
I hope that all of the different species expand and contract at the same rate : )

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 12:09 AM

What a clean, elegant design. Good job!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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