29 Jul. 2001|
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An easy to build solid wood kitchen island, featuring two large shelves and a large wood work surface.
I was very much inspired by the diy Kitchen Island built by Michaela at The Garden's Eden she did an beautiful job! Once you’ve laid one whole shelf to confirm placement (it takes a little finessing to get it spaced out right, Mr.
I have been wanting something EXACTLY like this in my kitchen forever, but didn't know where to start with the plans. This kitchen island is made from a surprisingly simple frame built around two stock cabinets, and can be sized to fit ANY base cabinets by changing only ONE measurement. This island is built to house two 36-inch base cabinets, but can easily be modified by simply adjusting the width of the center wall. Using the Board Planning Sheet below, cut a piece of plywood to the total height and width of the side wall.
To create a larger nailer for installing the cabinets, place two 2×4 boards on edge against the back for the center wall, flush with its top and bottom edges. Using a block plane (the mini one I’m using cost under $10 at Home Depot) trim the edges of the end caps until they sit perfectly flush with the faces of the stiles and rails and the inside panels.
To further pad the thickness of the island’s footprint, I used an additional board behind the baseboard. Once the paint is dry, set all the parts back in place and use a measuring tape, framing square, and 4-foot level to adjust each piece until it sits level, plumb, and square to the remaining parts. Clamp the parts in place, remove the cabinets, and screw through the center wall’s framing and into the side wall studs on each side. Miter both ends of the baseboard pieces that fit along the end caps on the cabinet side of the island. I built this, so I’m fairly confident that the plans are correct, however I can’t guarantee them!
When we started our kitchen remodel, this exact island was quoted to cost just over $4,000 (not including the countertop…yikes!). Using the Board Planning Sheet, cut the 2×4 boards to create the structural framing for the center and side walls. The drawing below shows the center wall from the backside so you can more clearly see the 2×4 padding placement. Either set the cabinets in place, and then position the walls around them, or stand the walls in place, and then slide the cabinets into the opening.
Secure each stile in place tight between the rails and pressed against the edge of the adjacent end cap.