Kitchen Island

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Project by NormLz posted 01-21-2014 04:17 PM 1672 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posting so I’m not sure what to say so here goes.

I built this island for my son’s kitchen last year. I built the frame out of white birch. The draws are dovetail joints using poplar wood. In the future I intend to change to soft maple for draw construction material. The outside draw tracks are Under mount slow closing (love those slides). The counter top is granite. I used kreg pocket screws to assemble the face frames but in the future I will be using domino joints (much stronger joint). The island has adjustable levelers for uneven floors.

-- Norm, Connecticut

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 06:16 PM

I like it! Great job! I want to build an island for our kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#2 posted 01-22-2014 12:09 AM

Very nice work.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 02:20 PM

Great looking kitchen island! Great design, very well executed and very nice drawers. The birch goes well with the granite top. Excellent job, lucky son!


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#4 posted 01-27-2014 02:34 PM

Very nice island. It makes that kitchen look very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 02-02-2014 05:09 AM

Helluvawreck: Starting next week I begin building replacement cabinets for the rest of the kitchen. The original kitchen cabinets are inexpensive cabinets and need to be replaced. The new kitchen cabinets will match the island’s mission style. It will be about a 3 month project.

-- Norm, Connecticut

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