Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
Eli - not knowing where you are from or sources around you,
this is my idea of a nice island on a budget that I use when
I intend to sell or rent out a house.
I go to my local surplus store and buy some base cabinets
for the design I have in mind - - - and a solid wood door (36x80)
arrange the cabinets in the order that you like and screw them together.
the tall skinny cabinet on the left is for cutting boards and baking pans.
of course, your design can vary to your needs and budget.
after the cabinets are tightly assembled, I stapled some plain white bead-board around the carcass and added some base molding.
after final assembly, I cut the door to shape and covered it with Wilsonart.
then a coat of primer and semi-gloss acrylic enamel. wa-la, done.
this is an easy project for the novice with limited tools and workspace.
since this is an all wood project, and there is a fair amount of carpentry
involved, design and layout skills, it is still a really nice project for the
first time builder. (this is an excellent weekend project).
[this is the forth island I have made using this concept].
then after your skills improve, you can tackle the more complex projects
and move the island out to your garage for a nice work station.
I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things.
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 11-27-2018 at 05:36 PM.