Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Kitchen Island

This kitchen island was based initially on a plan posted on

Using those plans, we: 
  • Changed the bottom two drawers into one big one 
  • Changed the right side cabinet into a tip-out garbage bin
  • Added a drop-leaf  

Reclaimed wood was used where possible and available.

The cabinet structure takes shape:

The first drawers go in... with reclaimed fronts

Drawers and cabinet door assembled, installed and adjusted

All drawers and cabinets in place, and painted

Trimming the doors. Towel rack installed.  

All hardware in place.  Went with oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

Used heavy duty EVERBILT hinges to support the drop leaf

Island with unfinished top in place

Finished product with leaf up

Front view with leaf up

Back view with leaf down