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Forum topic by Karamba posted 11-05-2015 03:21 PM 448 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karamba

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11-05-2015 03:21 PM

I want to build something like this: http://www.floatproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/large-kitchen-island-with-seating.jpg
Unfortunately my skills are not substantial enough to make it by just looking at the photo. Any ideas where I would get a plan for a similar island ?


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RogerInColorado

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 07:27 PM

More than likely, those are conventional kitchen base cabinets with some added molding on the end units and perhaps on the knee space on the sitting side. If you want to build the cabinets yourself, pick up a good cabinet making book at the library, The Kitchen Cabinetmaker by Robert Lang, for example, and have a ball. He even talks about layout, etcetera. If you want a granite top, spend LOTS of time visiting granite sources and getting quotes. The price for pretty common rock is an absolutely ridiculous range (I discovered it was like 60% near where I live) and you really need to see what you get for your dollars. If you are going to use one of the high pressure laminate surfaces like Formica or WilsonArt, build yourself a router table top using it and that will build your confidence. If granite isn’t in your budget today, you can go high pressure laminate now and change it out after you fill your shop with new tools.

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 08:38 PM

I have an existing island which is built just like you said: A bunch of standard base cabinets connected with a common back wall and face frame. The faucet in the island gave some very small leak ( maybe one drop in several minutes ) some time ago and damaged the melamine bottom part of the cabinet. I bought myself an oscillating tool to remove the bottom but when it came to the actual job it appeared I need no tools. The board turned into something like a sand castle. I was able to remove it piece by piece with bare hands.
So I do not want standard cabinets anywhere near water anymore and am planning to make entirely hardwood kitchen island with no plywood moreover MDF present.

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