My kitchen is fairly large but it lacks storage and counter space. I’ve always wanted a kitchen island (something like this one), but the prices (even for the smaller ones) blow my mind. Luckily, I found this great blog. This gal builds everything with 2 x 4’s. To make this DIY kitchen island I used this plan but modified it by adding a second shelf.
For this project I purchased
5 2x4s @10’
2 2x4s @8’
3 knobs (50 cents each)
I already had screws, wood glue, Minwax stain, and paint. I also used my 10% off coupon at Lowes.
Since I don’t have a Kreg jig, I created my own pocket holes with my drill. Here is a great tutorial.
I bought this drill at an estate sale for $1.50. The old fashioned kind you plug in.
I love the chunky wood and rustic look of this DIY kitchen island.
The perfect kitchen island for my kitchen. I could even add these casters.
I linked back to www.remodelaholic.com
I linked up to DIY On The Cheap
I linked up to Family Home and Life
I linked up to The Happy Scraps
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