Kitchen Island 53

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Project by nakedwood posted 324 days ago 1629 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought an old work table from the Amish and turned it into a kitchen island for our house.
The top is maple with some new elm and cherry pieces. It also has 53 circle inlays that are walnut, hickory, and maple.
The inlays are where there was imperfections in the top. I also wanted the look of bubbles just for fun.
The shelves are elm barn boards with 2” horseshoe nails attaching them.
The legs are old barn beams I took out of my woodshop when I remolded and installed a full stairs.
The legs and aprons are held together with pocket joinery with 3” long screws as getting a straight edge on the 6”x 6” barn beams was almost impossible.

-- Beau Lasiewicz

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#1 posted 324 days ago

That’s crazy good. Very unique….....................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 324 days ago

Looks good, I like the idea of the inserts.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#3 posted 324 days ago

love that insert idea. going to try it on cutting boards. thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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#4 posted 324 days ago

Brilliant idea for the top! Unique and ultra cool!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 323 days ago

nicely done. The circle inlays add an element of whimsy to the whole thing.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#6 posted 323 days ago

Love it. Great idea. Favored it.

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DeLayne Peck

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#7 posted 323 days ago

Great project! Thanks for posting!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#8 posted 323 days ago

Gorgeous and solid kitchen island! Like those bubble design inlays, looks really fun and cool. Excellent work!

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