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$30 DIY Kitchen Island

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  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. After I built it, I realized I wanted a second shelf and three faux drawers. I used some extra 2 x 4’s from my scrap pile.

For this project I purchased
5 2x4s @10’
2 2x4s @8’
3 knobs (50 cents each)
Total: $30.60

Plus you’ll need three extra pieces for the second shelf.

Dimensions: 39″ wide x 33″ tall x 20 1/2″ deep

I already had screws, wood glue, Minwax stain, and paint. I also used my 10% off coupon at Lowe’s.


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 added faux drawers since I don’t know how to make real ones (yet).


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 was featured on Remodelaholic

I linked up to DIY On The Cheap

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