Kitchen Island Table

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Project by HandyGramps posted 12-17-2012 01:05 PM 1530 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife wanted a kitchen island when we redid our kitchen. I did not, it would just be another horizontal surface to collect stuff. We compromised, I built a temporary table the size she wanted from scraps and covered it with a table cloth. After several months I gave in to being wrong, it was very useful. A table can be moved if needed, not stationary like a fixed island.

She wanted the table to be made from hickory like our cabinets and have a stainless top for baking. pictured is our finished project. My first attempt at building a table. It came out OK. The stainless top is great for make cookies.

Thanks for looking, all comments welcome. Lumberjocks has been a great inspiration for us.

-- To stop learning is to stop living..... Be open to new things

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#1 posted 12-17-2012 01:47 PM

My wife would love one of these, the kitchen is just to small. Nice work.

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 01:55 PM

Great looking table, hickory is tough to wook, but very rewarding to finish.

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 02:02 PM

I think you’re selling yourself short by saying its just “ok”. Great looking table.

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 03:33 PM

Great table

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 04:54 PM

That is wonderful…

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 06:51 PM

Thanks guys, I am my own worst critic. I appreciate you comments…

-- To stop learning is to stop living..... Be open to new things

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 06:56 PM

That’s a good one as long as it’s what mama wants your safe :))

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#8 posted 12-17-2012 07:12 PM

It’s a great built.

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#9 posted 12-18-2012 12:26 AM

I understand about being your own worst critic… (been there, am that)

Question, where’d you find the stainles top to fit what you built? Or did you build the table to fit a top you found beforehand?

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#10 posted 12-18-2012 02:14 AM

Very nice! Love the SS top and the hickory combo. If you would have asked, I’d have said “no that won’t look good”. I’d have been wrong! That looks great and I can see many advantages to the SS top.

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#11 posted 12-18-2012 01:05 PM

I have a friend that runs a weld shop. I made a 3/4 plywood top the size I wanted, he then wrapped it with the stainless. All I had to do was work on the welds at the corners to smooth them out. Still a work in progress by the way…

-- To stop learning is to stop living..... Be open to new things

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