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Farmhouse Kitchen Island

  • August 22, 2018

Cody Lee
Cody Lee
Cody Lee
Cody Lee

Simple addition to your kitchen that is extremely useful and a beautiful focal point to your home. Don't spend thousands of dollars on a "custom" kitchen island. The project cost a total of $350 and $300 of it was the cabinets. I just went to my local home depot and picked out bottom cabinets with the storage and size we wanted. In this case we purchased 2 to put together. After attaching them, I built a base with 2x4's to lift the cabinets to the bar top height that we preferred. Once attaching it to the base, I then wrapped it in plywood, wrapped it in diy plywood shiplap, trimmed the edges and ordered the top. Home Depot sells different butcher block counter top sizes on their website. I chose the size we needed, stained, and finished it with butcher block oil before attaching it. Since we bought actual cabinets, there were already placed for screws to attach a counter top. Very easy and very fun project that adds storage and looks great!

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  • What a great addition to your kitchen! It turned out beautifully! 
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 22, 2018
    • Thanks! I really appreciate that!
      By Cody Lee, on August 22, 2018

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Farmhouse Kitchen Island

by Cody Lee
Aug 22, 2018

Simple addition to your kitchen that is extremely useful and a beautiful focal point to your home. Don't spend thousands of dollars on a "custom" kitchen island. The project cost a total of $350 and $300 of it was the cabinets. I just went to my local home depot and picked out bottom cabinets with the storage and size we wanted. In this case we purchased 2 to put together. After attaching them, I built a base with 2x4's to lift the cabinets to the bar top height that we preferred. Once attaching it to the base, I then wrapped it in plywood, wrapped it in diy plywood shiplap, trimmed the edges and ordered the top. Home Depot sells different butcher block counter top sizes on their website. I chose the size we needed, stained, and finished it with butcher block oil before attaching it. Since we bought actual cabinets, there were already placed for screws to attach a counter top. Very easy and very fun project that adds storage and looks great!