Winery Island

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Project by Rogue posted 12-11-2012 05:44 PM 2375 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the project I’ve been toiling over for low these many months. Its a massive 8’x 11’ kitchen island at the Rulo Winery in Walla Walla Wa. This beast, that the owners have lovingly come to call the “The Continant,” sports a solid hickory butcher block top. The cabinets are of rustic hickory. To make use of the dead space between the cabinet boxes on either side I designed an 8’ rollout cart that is hidden behind the front panel. This was a great use of space and it worked out really well too. Speaking of the front panel I used one of their wine barrel heads as a raised panel under the bar. And speaking of wine barrels, I built bar stools out of their used wine barrels too. These will have their own post soon so stay tuned. All in all it was a pretty awesome project!

-- Rogue

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 05:48 PM

Wow! I love the pullout wine rack/storage on wheels! Great use of space and a great place to spend time around. Great job!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-11-2012 06:00 PM

That’s a biggen!

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 07:04 PM

That is simply an awesome project. Beautiful.

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

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#4 posted 12-11-2012 07:09 PM

That’s no kitchen island! That’s the entire kitchen!

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA.,

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#5 posted 12-11-2012 07:22 PM

Now thats and Island great work, a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-11-2012 08:14 PM

That must be a huge work! I like it, the design is cool.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 10:13 PM

A massive and beautiful built.

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#8 posted 12-12-2012 02:18 AM

Sweet build Rogue…..

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 12-12-2012 03:10 PM

It’s realy colosal.Looks amaizing.Just the kind of kitchen I prefer.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-12-2012 03:57 PM

That is an absolute mammoth masterpiece. Congrats and I hope it earns you many follow on commissions.

Q: Any tips on working with and finishing the hickory? We have a hickory kitchen and I’d like to start adding some accessory touches.

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 12:36 AM

Cool. I like the roll out storage.

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

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#13 posted 12-13-2012 11:41 AM

Nice Rogue. At first I thought the rollout wine rack was a bunk bed for tired cooks. It all looks pretty cool.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 12-13-2012 02:10 PM

Thats gorgeous!
...cant let my wife see this…

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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