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Kitchen Island

July 1, 2012 |
posted by Schweizerfamily
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Kitchen Island
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About This Project

We had an area in our kitchen where the washer and dryer use to be, and we wanted to build a cabinet that would fit in that spot. We took these plans and adjusted the sizes to fit the space we needed. We made the depth deeper and we cut off one of the side drawers and doors. We found a pre-made 1 1/2 inch butcher block counter top at a local wood supply warehouse that fit our needs perfectly. The countertop was about a quarter of the price of the whole cabinet, but it was worth it. In the drawers we used wrapping paper that we found at Cost Plus which fits us to a "T". We painted it with General Finish Milk Paint in Bayberry Green and used a clear coat with a satin finish. My biggest advice to someone making this cabinet is to take your time and make sure everything is square.

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
$600
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
Pine and Maple
Finish Used: 
General Finish Milk Paint Bayberry Green, Satin Clear Coat
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Gorgeous!

You've done a beautiful job! What did you find was key to getting everything square?

This is lovely & has inspired me to make my own. I need a piece for my master bedroom that I can use as a TV stand and also to conceal my laundry baskets. Originally I'd planned on adapting a sideboard and using a tip-out door like Ana's trash bin for the laundry -- but this piece is so beautiful I may just ensure that my laundry basket will fit inside and build as-is so that I can easily have the option to use it differently if I want to.

posted by vabvive | on Mon, 2012-07-02 12:10
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Clamp It

Thank you so much. We purchased a couple of Clamp it Assemby Sqares from rockler.com. These helped a lot for getting everything square. We also took our time and did not rush.

posted by Schweizerfamily | on Wed, 2012-07-04 08:59

hinges?

Love your modified sideboard! The color is gorgeous and the butcher block is a great addition!

I was wondering what kind of hinges you used. I looked for flush mount hinges at Lowes today and they are not going to work. I want it to look like yours where you can barely see the hinge.

Do you remember the name of it? Where you got it? Pic? Any help would be appreciated!!

Dustin Roberts
dgroberts21@hotmail.com

posted by Dustin (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-07-11 21:42
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Hinges

Thank you very much. We had a really hard time finding hinges also. We tried Home Depot and Lowes and came up empty. We finally went on to Hillary Louise's blog and follow the links to the website where she bought her hinges. http://www.cabinetparts.com

Here are the links that she posted.

http://www.cabinetparts.com/p/amerock-traditional-cabinet-hinges-AMCM317...

http://www.cabinetparts.com/p/amerock-traditional-cabinet-hinges-AMCM318...

We just bought ours in a different color.

posted by Schweizerfamily | on Wed, 2012-07-11 22:15

Awesome!

My husband & I are looking to build our own too but the dimensions of the original plan would make it too big for our dining area. Yours would be a perfect size though - would you mind posting the size adjustment for yours? Or could you email it to me? I would be forever grateful :)

Love the color you painted it too....very nice choice!

posted by Becka (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-09-08 15:14

Awesome!

My husband & I are looking to build our own too but the dimensions of the original plan would make it too big for our dining area. Yours would be a perfect size though - would you mind posting the size adjustment for yours? Or could you email it to me? I would be forever grateful :)

Love the color you painted it too....very nice choice!

posted by Becka Krikorian (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-09-08 15:18

Kitchen

Thank you for providing this great and useful post.I've recently moved in a new house and I started the renovation project.I like this kitchen island and I've already bought the necessary tools in order to build it.I've also purchased Polished concrete for flooring.

posted by crazydonkey | on Sat, 2012-12-22 02:20

This is a great post my

This is a great post my husband and I are looking forward to build our own too but we are short on money so after our
bank loan will be approved we can start build it.

posted by deea (not verified) | on Fri, 2013-01-11 10:08

Thank you for providing this

Thank you for providing this great and useful post.I've recently moved in a new house and as soon as my
bank loan will be approved I will start the renovation project

posted by alexander (not verified) | on Fri, 2013-01-11 10:31

This is a very interesting

This is a very interesting and helpful post.Soon my daughter will turn eighteen years old and I want to offer her an teenagers bathroom.I think that would surprise her very much

posted by darrel (not verified) | on Thu, 2013-01-17 13:02
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Absolutely gorgeous!

This is exactly the size down I had in mind and was wondering how it would look with one door off by itself, it looks great! I even thought about incorporating one door to actually be a tilt or pull out for trash. You guys did a wonderful job and it looks like it was built in where you ended up putting it in your kitchen... Are you going to do a little something now to match on the other side of the stove?

posted by rhettar | on Sat, 2013-01-19 14:37
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Up next

Thats a great idea. We were thinking one our next projects would be a mix between this and Ana's recycling center with the tilt out for dog food.

posted by Schweizerfamily | on Fri, 2013-01-25 12:12
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Cut list or measurements?

Really well done. I'll be clearing out the garage getting ready for this very soon. Do you happen to have a cut list or measurements?

posted by Fatmike | on Wed, 2013-07-31 19:36

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