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Rolling Kitchen Island


Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

Spruce up your kitchen and gain extra work and storage space with our new kitchen island design!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      After cutting your legs and supports according to the plans, mark the notches on the island legs. Use a circular saw to make multiple passes within the lines.

    2. Step: 2

      Then, use a wood chisel to remove the extra scrap left behind.

    3. Step: 3

      To smooth the notices, use the Job Plus sander inside the notches. The 4 legs will look like this once completed.

    4. Step: 4

      I chose to use a Kreg Jig to create pocket holes for joining my boards. You can also pre-drill from the outside of the boards and attach using wood glue and 2.5”wood screws. I used 1.5” pocket holes on this entire piece. Create the pocket holes using a drill.

    5. Step: 5

      Attach each board using 2.5” pocket hole screws and wood glue. Then, attach the middle support piece.

    6. Step: 6

      The side supports will fit into the notches. Attach them using wood glue and 2.5” wood screws through the support and into the leg.

    7. Step: 7

      I chose to use a table saw to square off each side of the boards I used on the top. This gives it a very clean and smooth seam. Just set the table saw to cut the correct thickness and trim 1/8” off of each side.

    8. Step: 8

      Assemble the top using 1.5” pocket holes and 2.5” pocket hole screws.

    9. Step: 9

      I attached my top using pocket holes, but the plans note another way to attach. If you have trouble with boards warping and turning, this is a good option for you. I stained mine with one coat of stain and finished everything with a coat of polyurethane. Attach casters and hooks to fit your storage and height need and you are set! Happy Building!


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Rolling Kitchen Island

by Shanty 2 Chic
May 06, 2015

Spruce up your kitchen and gain extra work and storage space with our new kitchen island design!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    After cutting your legs and supports according to the plans, mark the notches on the island legs. Use a circular saw to make multiple passes within the lines.

  2. Step: 2

    Then, use a wood chisel to remove the extra scrap left behind.

  3. Step: 3

    To smooth the notices, use the Job Plus sander inside the notches. The 4 legs will look like this once completed.

  4. Step: 4

    I chose to use a Kreg Jig to create pocket holes for joining my boards. You can also pre-drill from the outside of the boards and attach using wood glue and 2.5”wood screws. I used 1.5” pocket holes on this entire piece. Create the pocket holes using a drill.

  5. Step: 5

    Attach each board using 2.5” pocket hole screws and wood glue. Then, attach the middle support piece.

  6. Step: 6

    The side supports will fit into the notches. Attach them using wood glue and 2.5” wood screws through the support and into the leg.

  7. Step: 7

    I chose to use a table saw to square off each side of the boards I used on the top. This gives it a very clean and smooth seam. Just set the table saw to cut the correct thickness and trim 1/8” off of each side.

  8. Step: 8

    Assemble the top using 1.5” pocket holes and 2.5” pocket hole screws.

  9. Step: 9

    I attached my top using pocket holes, but the plans note another way to attach. If you have trouble with boards warping and turning, this is a good option for you. I stained mine with one coat of stain and finished everything with a coat of polyurethane. Attach casters and hooks to fit your storage and height need and you are set! Happy Building!

  10. Step: 10

    Kitchen Island Plans: Click here to download the Kitchen Island Plans by Shanty2Chic.